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3 things to do if you want to relocate with your child

Parental relocation is a difficult subject when it involves taking a child a distance away from his other parent. Your ex may not be happy to hear that you want to move, even though it means you'll have a better job to provide for your child. The fact is, if your ex wants to put up a fight, he can. He can push to keep you in the area or state, so you can't put too much of a distance between him and your child. There are a few things you can do to help make sure the court rules in your favor, though. 

For children, separation stress is impossible to avoid

Experts warn that children get stress from a pair of primary sources after a divorce. The first is the stress of constantly moving back and forth. It is best for the child to stay involved with both parents, but that does mean moving from one house to the other constantly. The second stressor is the separation from a parent that the child loves.

4 things to know about child support

Now that you and your child's father have split up, you have to think about how you are going to support yourself and the baby. One thing that you can do is to seek child support from him. This could help you to get the monetary support you need. It might also provide your child with medical care if your ex is required to carry your child on his insurance. There are a few points that you should know if you are going to seek child support.