If the primary custodian of a child moves, there is a litany of laws that the custodial parent has to comply with well before that parent moves with the child. If you have a parenting plan, there usually is a summary in it regarding what you need to do if you need to move. You need to take a very close look at that summary and take a close look at RCW 26.09.405-915 which governs relocation.
Most importantly, if you intend on moving, you should consult with an experienced family law lawyer well in advance before moving to make sure you are complying with the law. There are strict time limits regarding how much time you need to give for notice of your proposed move and parenting plan. Failure to follow the statutory notice requirement and those time limits can cause all kinds of problems with your plans. Please email or call our office at (206) 201-3655 to set up a consultation. We offer free 15 minute phone consultations.
If you are not the custodial parent and you receive notice that the other party is proposing a move and a new parenting plan, you should also consult with an experienced family law lawyer to make sure your rights are preserved. There are strict time limits regarding your response and you will lose your right to protest the other party's proposal if you do not timely respond. Please email or call our office at (206) 201-3655 to set up a consultation. We offer free 15 minute phone consultations.
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