When couples with children divorce or separate, custody and visitation arrangements can be affected by many circumstances. One such circumstance is when either parent wants to move away, whether to a new neighborhood or to another state.
Ultimately, either parent may move away. There are no laws preventing a parent from relocating for any reason, whether to accept a job or seek family support. However, the state prohibits the custodial parent from moving the children without the consent of the other parent, without first examining the custody and visitation implications.