Generally, you will need the other parent’s permission or court approval before relocating more than 50 miles away with your children. If you want to move out-of-state, you will need to file a petition for relocation. This usually occurs after a parenting plan, child custody, or paternity case has been filed. Failure to receive permission from the other parent or court may result in contempt of court, which can cause severe consequences, especially for the future of your divorce proceedings. You could be ordered to pay the other parent’s legal fees, attend mandatory counseling sessions, or lose joint custody rights.