I'm searching statutes and on see that Kansas says one parent can't move "out of state" without consent of other parent.
Situation is this:
My son was just advised by his daughter's (8 months)mother that she accepted a job all the way on the other side of the state, 300 miles and 5 hours away. But still within the state.
No official custody agreement or arrangement. They split due to her infidelity issues when baby was 6 months old, two months ago.
Currently they live about 45 miles apart. Things have been amicable since, and he sees his daughter at least three days a week, and often more, and she stays with him often. He's a good parent, and there have been no issues with either of them as far as being fit parents.
But now she wants to move, and appears to be standing firm. I told him to remain calm (he's a calm guy) and just tell he he can't accept that, and she can move, but he will resist her taking the child with.
What are the laws on this? If she insists, I imagine first step is getting to a lawyer ASAP, filing for custody, and getting a restraining order for her to not take the child out of the county.
I've got a call into a lawyer there who I used years ago in a similar situation, but have not heard back.
Right now want to see what his rights are so he can address this calmly and rationally with her and just advise her of what the courts will or won't allow her to do, and what his rights are.
Responses appreciated greatly.