Can you legally take your child out of state?

Can you legally take your child out of state?

In some states, it may be against the law to take children out of state only if it violates a custody order or if there is an active custody case pending. In other states, the act of taking the children out of state itself may not be illegal unless the parent conceals (hides) the children from the other parent.

Can you leave the state without the other parents permission?

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Traveling out of state or the country with your children If you cannot find the other parent, you will need to go to court and ask the judge for permission to let you leave without the other parent's permission. If the judge gives you an order letting you travel, make sure you get it in writing.

What happens when there is no custody agreement?

If there is no custody order, both parents have an equal right to custody, and either can lawfully take physical possession of the child at any time. However, taking the child away without the other parent's consent can be held against you in court if that action was not reasonable.

How long does a parent have to go without seeing their child?

four monthsIn most states, the biological parent must show that the absent parent has not seen or contacted the child for at least four months);