I would like to know if i need the permission from my kids mum to move 2 hours away, i have full day to day care and she

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Customer: Hi i would like to know if i need the permission from my kids mum to move 2 hours away, i have full day to day care and she hasnt contacted me or the kids in over a year
JA: Hi. What's the reason for the relocation? How much advance notice has been given?
Customer: My current wifes family lives there
JA: Has there been any mediation on this issue?
Customer: No i havent heard from her in over a year
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Customer: Not that i can think of
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Hello. Thank you in advance for using Just Answer.  I am KhariP and I am an attorney ready to answer your questions with top quality service. I am so sorry to hear you are having an issue and I sincerely ***** ***** I can be of assistance. Just a few things.  I am only able to answer general questions and no attorney client privilege can exist between us. Also, we are transitioning to a new system to better serve you, so there may be a slight delay in my responses. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

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You do not need your ex's permission to move two hours away. As long as she gets to see the kids or receives her court ordered visitation if there be any then there should not be a problem.

I hope I answered your question and I wish you the best of luck

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Is this according to new zealand law
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oh I though you were in the US. I can't advise outside of the country. I have to opt out. Good luck

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Hi My name is ***** ***** I am a New Zealand lawyer based in Wellingtonwith more than 42 years of experience. I am here to help with your questions.

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In New Zealand relocation can be a more difficult issue. There is an understanding that moving more than an hors drive away would need consent. So my suggestion is that your next step would be to see if she will agree. If she refuses you will need to apply to the Family Court to override her refusal. If she hasnt seen the children for a year I think the Family Court would be sympathetic

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What do i do if i cant get in touch with her? She has basically dropped off the planet . What could the repercussions be if i do move without telling her
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If you did move, she may protest but if you dont know where she is living then that does make it hard. You could take the risk but be prepared if she complains in the Family Court, although after being absent it may not be easy for her to object

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