Approximately 6 years ago, my divorce was filed in FL where we lived. My ex-husband moved to NC three months following the divorce and still lives there. We agreed on joint custody of our son (now 7 years old) and everything worked fine while we both lived in FL. I moved to TN one year ago.
I've had issues with child support so I opened an inter-state case with TN and NC.
My ex doesn't ever call his son. Last time he saw him was Jan 1 2007 (I invited him) and prior to that was Oct 2005, so it's very limited visitation - because of my ex. I've tried to make the arrangements.
Well, now my family and I (I'm still unmarried) want to take a trip out of the country (Canada) and I need to get approval from the non-custodial parent because we have joint custody. Or, I have to prove I have sole custody.
How do I go about changing joint custody to sole custody? Do I petition to modify my court orders, and if so, through what state? My child support case is through TN, but my dissolution of marriage is through FL, which contains the child custody agreement.