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Moving child a fair distance.

Posted by: Anonymous
Tue 10, Apr 2018 at 7:59am
After Separation

Hi, I’m a single mum to my son (aged 9) and am looking to relocate towards family and my soon to be husband who are 150 miles down south. This means moving my boy away from his dad, who he sees every other weekend and a Tuesday evening (from about 8pm till the next morning). This will happen just in time for secondary school. His current school requires improvement and the one he is guaranteed a place in is good. My mum also lives in the area and we have many friends locally. Where I currently live I have no family and neither does my ex. We are committed to keeping my boy and his dad in contact and are will happy to share the driving and replace his Tuesday evening with extra holidays to keep the contact ‘real’. Do you think I am likely to be granted the move?

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  • Pc jaybee (moderator) Flag

    Hi, good to hear that you and your ex are able to work together to get things right for your son. That's great. You've even managed to agree what will happen after you move away. As long as this is something that both of you are in agreement about, I wouldn't expect there to be a problem. Who are you thinking might say 'no' to it?

    Tue 10, Apr 2018 at 9:30am
  • User-anonymous Madmumma Flag

    Aargh his dad isn’t happy that we intend to move. we will seek mediation and see what happens, but suspect that this will not be agreeable with his dad.

    Tue 10, Apr 2018 at 9:36am
  • User-anonymous Madmumma Flag

    Apologies if my message was confusing Jaybee, absolutely stressed out by the whole situation. When I said we were committed to keeping contact in place, I meant myself and future husband are committed to this. My ex however isnt happy about the move and intends to block it legally.. Hope that clarifies the situation.

    Tue 10, Apr 2018 at 12:41pm