Parental Rights & Obligations

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Question: If my family has temporary decision making over my children can they allow the children to travel out of the state without consenting me or without getting my permission?

Answer: The question is a bit unclear.  If this is a divorce situation and the court has given your spouse sole legal decision-making authority with respect to the children, The spouse can take the children on a vacation or short trip out of state.  However, if your spouse is relocating the children outside the state (moving), the court must be informed and you must be given an opportunity to object. (Usually 45 days).  If you are talking about a situation where Child Protective Services is involved and your family has temporary custody of the children, the situation may be different.  In that event, you should have a case worker or a lawyer who can answer your questions.

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