You show the Judge:
- The move is in your child’s best interest
- You have good sincere reasons for wanting to move
- You are not moving to keep your child away from the other parent
You prove these to the judge with:
- Affidavits. Write an affidavit that explains your side of the story when you file your motion, complaint or petition with the court. See a sample affidavit or use a blank affidavit.
- Proof, like affidavits from therapists, the school and community leaders
- and sometimes with a Guardian Ad Litem.
You can ask the court to appoint a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL). A GAL investigates a parent’s request to move out of state with their children. The GAL interviews the parties and the children. The GAL reports their findings to the judge. If the GAL agrees you should be able to move, it can help your case. If you want the court to appoint a GAL in your case ask the judge at the case management conference, or early on in your case.