Can a Parent Take a Child Across State Lines During Visitation?

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“In the state of Ohio, is a parent allowed to cross state lines with a child during guideline visitation?”

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Generally speaking, so long as there is nothing in the court order disallowing it, and so long as the parent returns the child on time, there is nothing wrong with a parent taking their own child across a state line.

However, that said, every state has its own little idiosyncrasies, so you would be best advised to check with an Ohio family law attorney.



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Author: Anne P. Mitchell, Esq.

Anne P. Mitchell, Esq. is a noted family law expert, Internet law expert, and Professor of Law at Lincoln Law School of San Jose. She is the author of "Surviving Divorce: the Single Father's Guide" and "The Email Deliverability Handbook"

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