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Sorry to say, but you cannot "make " the other person stay where you want them to be.
If any parent wants to, or needs to move then that is their choice.
Child arrangement, visits, care etc would still need to be sorted out. They should remain equal where possible. You may be able to seek a court order to stop here moving temporarily until such conditions and matters have been fully addressed for all concerned.
You may find it more appropriate to instruct a family law firm to represent you, especially if the matter may need to move to the courts to ensure you have equal care of your child.
It may be helpful to instruct a local solicitor who specialises in this area of law. You can find a local firm using the Law Society website. www.lawsociety.org.uk
Once on that website, you can click on the find a solicitor option located just above the Law Society logo. Select quick search, then select the area of law required and enter your post code. A list of local firms will then be displayed.
If your partner needs or wants to move, that cannot be stopped. Obviously, an exact 50/50 split cannot always work, what with school , distance, work etc, but that is something that as parents you will need to agree and work out. Sorry it sounds hard, but that unfortunately is the nature of the law. You can consider custody of the child, no doubt the mother would object to that. But that could make her think twice before moving away.
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