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Can a father after being absent in my special needs Childs life for five years get any visitation?can he stop me from relocating?

Q: My sons father has been absent in my sons life since we left he’s abusive home in 2012 “five years ago”he’s a cop so child support has been active since then”he use to be verbally abusive with both of us “we were given joint custody in 2014 and I was given the ok to re locate to Florida ” which I did just for a year “he was given my phone number to keep in contact “well I never saw him again ” I lived a few blocks away from him and he never once wanted to see my child ” I spoke to he’s family members and friends and they use to tell me that he was not interested in making no relationship with my son “I have evidence of this messages “five years later I remarried had a child and in the middle of relocating “my husband has a better job opportunity in Florida “my son is special needs and the school he’s going to in Florida have a model for children with a seizure disorder and autism “now my sons father summons me to court “violation of petition in 2014 he’s lying in court stating that I never showed him our son but yet he found me to summons me”can I re locate on the basis of my child’s. Best interest? Can he get any visitation “should I put an Oder of relocating?

A: David’s Answer: If the prior order already gave you permission to relocate, I can’t fathom how he’d be able to object at this point. That said, if you have ongoing proceedings on his violation petition, then it may be better for you to re-file for a renewed order. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Family Law attorney for a full assessment.

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