You indicate that you have joint custody. Have you entered into a written separation agreement and does your divorce judgment or Separation Agreement address the issue of moving outside a particular area?
Generally, if you have a strong, ongoing relationship with your children, the courts would normally value that relationship and not allow a move to interfere. The courts will be looking for “the best interest of the children” and maintaining stability in their lives.
If you are living in the New York City metropolitan area, I strongly suggest that you call me at 212-370-1660 to arrange for a meeting for us to mediate this issue together.
Leonard Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions