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RELOCATION

with minor child(ren)

If a parent wants to relocate 50 miles or more from their primary residence at the time of the last order establishing or modifying time-sharing, or at the time of the filing of an action to establish or modify time-sharing, they must comply with the parental relocation statute.

There are very specific rules that must be complied with before a parent relocates with a child under the conditions stated above. Relocation is permitted by either a written agreement or a court order. A parent should not relocate with a child without ensuring that they have complied with the statutory requirements. A parent who does not comply may face contempt, be required to return the child, and the court may use this against them in determining the parenting plan and time-sharing schedule.