My question involves a child custody case from the State of: PA
my 4 year old son's father has been in his life only since he was 3 years old; we went to court and I was awarded full legal custody and primary physical custody, he does have supervised visits through the week.
I live in the suburbs in a nice neighborhood for raising children, however financially we can no longer afford the same quality of life that we were once afforded for my son and my children with my husband. We would have to move into a not as safe urban community; which I do not feel is in there best interest. My savings are close to being depleted; I have cashed out my 401K to make ends meet. I have only been able to locate part-time employment which affords us to have medical insurance. We want to move back to Texas, where we lived for 2 years prior. My husband is has been approved for relocation at the end of the year and I need to find gainful employment as I have not been able to find employment after my company was closed in Texas and we relocated back to PA.
My son's father does not financially or medically support him; I want to submit the request to modify the order to accomodate my request to mofidy the visitation schedule due to relocation. I have pre-drafted a parenting time schedule which includes skype and other telecommunication methods; I have also created a physical visitation schedule which would allow him flexibility to visit our son in TX and to allow for our son to come back to PA to visit semi annually. Please let me know what else would I would need to do to satisfy the court.
I do not think it is fair that my son's father does not support him, but my Mantra that I learned fom parenting class is to love your child more than you hate your ex; I just want to try to make this as fair as possible for my son and his father. Any additinal advise would be greatly appreciated.