Would I be charged with kidnapping if I were to move to another state?


My sons dad has visitation on the weekend but recently my ex husband (not my sons dad) was charged with conspiracy to murder my children. Can I move to a different state or will I be charged with kidnapping?


You would not likely be charged with kidnapping, but you run a strong probability of the court awarding the children returned and the children then being awarded to their father.

You must obey the provisions of ARS25-408 and give dad 60 days notice to relocate the kids. If dad objects, there is a strong possibility you would lose a court battle. I have attached a link to ARS25-408.

Read it carefully and I suggest you consult a family law attorney before making any move.

Good luck!

Patrick Sampair
The Sampair Group, PLLC

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