Can my x wife relocate my 10 year old daughter out of town. 2.5 hours away? There is a parental agreement in place. Does

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Customer: Can my x wife relocate my 10 year old daughter out of town. 2.5 hours away? There is a parental agreement in place. Does the child have a say?
JA: What steps have they taken? Have they filed any papers in family court?
Customer: Nothing yet. But every time my daughter comes to my house she tells me that they are going to move.
JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?
Customer: Auckland, New Zealand
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Customer: I also want to know how old my daughter has to be to have a say. She is 10
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Your ex wife cannot relocate this distance without your consent. You should put her on notice that you have heard that she is planning this, but that you oppose. You could even get your family lawyer to write to her to tell her this. Generally you cannot relocate more than about an hours drive away without consent, so she needs to be made aware she cannot just surprise you with a move

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Hi, how old does my daughter need to be to have a say in this situation?
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