"He intends to move at the end of the month, he's got a need to be there," his lawyer, John Schilling, said. James owns a custom car business there called Austin Speed Shop.
However, the move raises questions about whether James is trying to be closer to Bullock. The Oscar-winning actress, 45, relocated to New Orleans after filing for divorce from James and adopting a baby boy, but also owns a home in Austin, which she frequently visits. Schilling said he could not comment on that.
James' change of scenery will also affect his current custody agreement with his second ex-wife Janine Lindemulder, the mother of his daughter, Sunny. "We're trying to work something out. There are some options, including having her move down as well," Schilling said of Lindemulder, who currently resides in Costa Mesa, Calif.
"I'm willing to relocate anywhere to be with my daughter no matter what it takes," Lindemulder told People. "Sunny's my heart, I'm not just going to let her go. I want Sunny to be around the people she loves, which includes Jesse, Sandra, her baby brother Louis and her other siblings."
James' rep did not immediately reply to emails requesting comment.