Taking child out of state
My son's mother and I currently have joint custody with primary going to me. We go to court in 6 weeks where I am seeking sole custody. She is on probation in 2 counties - 1 for a dui and the other is a domestic abuse conviction (she attacked me in front of my son 1 1/2 years ago). She has a pre-trial in OC next week for a criminal (misdemeanour) case for violation of restraining order numerous times. She has told my son that she is planning on taking him to Hawaii or New York for a whole week at the end of August. Our court papers currently do not say anything about leaving the state or country, but can she legally take him without my permission. I don't feel she's responsibile enough to take him out of the state and do not want her too. What can I do before our custody case to stop her, or is it even legal for her to do?