This makes sense for lots of different reasons - good reasons too!! Most importantly, you moving close to S16mo is all about best interest - his best interest.Snowolf wrote:I would absolutely love to get this case down to California the more I think about it.
Bottom line: Jurisdiction lies with the county wherein the child resides. The lone caveat is meeting California State residency requirements; 6 mos.
IMHO, it sounds as if half of that residency requirement has been met. To verify this, you need to talk to a California attorney ASAP. Don't wait!! Get that ball rolling now.
Q: Has NJ severed residency ties in Washington State?? When did she "officially" sever those ties?? By officially, I mean ties that the California court would recognize.
Who's telling you this??Snowolf wrote:I understand she needs to agree.....
Once California residency requirement is met, all you hafta do is file a Motion to Change Venue. At the same time, you also want to lock in a Temporary Parenting Plan thru ex parte, a Geographic Restriction (eg; neighborhood school), and ROFR.
Meanwhile, you should be keeping a well-written journal and parenting time tracker. You should also have a dedicated digital recorder up and running any time you're around her. It'll be your only defense against phony DV charges.
Don't worry about her. Worry about you instead. And yes, you'll need a California attorney.Snowolf wrote:.....does that mean we both have to get new attorneys?