Can I Move Out Of Minnesota With My Child After My Divorce?

Whether or not you can move out of Minnesota with your child after a divorce depends upon whether the other parent has court-ordered parenting time.  If the other parent has not been awarded parenting time, you are free to move; if the other parent has been awarded parenting time, you need to get either agreement of the that parent or approval of the court before moving.

In deciding whether or not to allow the move, the court must consider the best interests of the child.  Factors include: the reason for the move, ties to family and community, and the benefit of maximizing parenting time with both parents.  If the court determines that the purpose of the move is to interfere with the other parent's visitation, it will not allow the move.