Relocation & Child Custody
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If a parent chooses to relocate for more than 90 days, he or she has certain
obligations to fulfill with respect to the other parent and the court.
Notice must be given to any person with custody or visitation rights 60
days in advance via certified mail return receipt requested.
The notice must include:
- • The intended new address, home and mailing address (if known), and city
- • Home telephone number (if known)
- • Intended date of relocation
- • A brief statement of the purpose of relocation of the child, if
- • A proposal for a revised schedule of custody or visitation, if applicable
The relocating parent has a duty to inform others with custody or visitation
rights of unknown information or changes of information as it becomes
available. Information must be provided unless the court has deemed the
child's safety or wellbeing to be at risk by disclosing the information.
The court considers failure to give notice a basis for the modification
of custody and visitation, ordering the return of the child, or cause
to order the relocating parent to pay expenses and fees related to the
objection of the relocation.
If you feel your co-parent's relocation is not in the best interest
of your child, you may file a motion seeking an order to prevent the relocation
within 30 days of receiving notification of his or her intent to relocate.
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Whether you are relocating or seeking to prevent relocation, it is imperative
to have experienced legal counsel to ensure you take the proper steps
to protect your child's well-being. At Richard L. Morris Co., L.P.A
we can thoroughly examine your parenting situation and utilize our years
of experience to help you maintain a close and meaningful relationship
with your child.
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