The courts have recently been more receptive to expanding the restrictions on moving than they have in the past, but it is still going to be an uphill battle. The court will be looking for “the best interests of the child,” not your best interest.
Be prepared to show how this move will be best for the child’s education (better schools), better friends, will be able to maintain, or even strengthen familial ties, etc. If the father has not maintained close contact with the child, it should also be mentioned.
It would be best to mediate this matter and arrive at an agreement with your spouse out of court.
If you are living in the NYC metro area, call me to arrange for an appointment to discuss the matter in greater length.
Leonard Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions