My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Washington
The subject title is pretty vague, but here is my situation:
My ex and I have been living in the same area all of our children's lives (10 & 13). They are involved in community sports and school activities, basically they are very well involved in their community. She has started a relationship with someone who lives out of the area by a good amount. I live in the same school district that the children are now. I guess I'm asking can she decide to move to be closer to her new relationship and take my children, or would I have a pretty good chance of fighting to be the custodial parent? Right now I have my kids a little less than half the time, plenty of overnights, and no legal problems to take into consideration.
Would the courts just say it's fine and she can move with them because she has been the custodial parent, or would they think it's in the best interest of the children to continue to be raised in the same neighborhood they have grown up in?
**and there is always someone who gets offensive with posts, so I will say right now that I didn't think of it when i put "my children" in the subject title and understand it should be "our children"