Are you moving? You may need to file a notice of intent to relocate. A notice of intent to relocate informs the court and your child(ren)’s other parent of your plan to move.
A relocating individual is not required to file a notice of intent to move with the clerk of the court if the relocation has been addressed by a prior court order. You also do not have to file a notice of intent if your relocation allows the child to remain enrolled in the child’s current school and either (1) decreases the distance between your residence and the nonrelocating individual’s residence or (2) increases the distance between your residence and the nonrelocating individual’s residence by not more than twenty (20) miles.
If you do not fall into the exceptions outlined above, you will need to file a notice of intent to relocate.
Where to File
You will need to file your intent to relocate with the clerk of the court that issued the custody or parenting time order. If you don’t have a custody or parenting time order, you will need to file with the clerk of the court that has jurisdiction over the legal proceedings concerning the custody of or parenting time with a child.
Who Gets the Notice
You will need to serve your notice of intent to relocate on anyone who has filed for, or currently has, custody of the child, parenting time with the child, or visitation with the child. Your notice will need to be served at least thirty (30) days before the date of the intended relocation or no more than fourteen (14) days after the relocating individual becomes aware of the relocation, whichever is sooner.
What to Include in the Notice
There are several requirements that need to be included in your intent to relocate. These requirements include:
If you need to file a notice of intent to relocate, call McNeelyLaw today at 317-825-5110 to talk to an experienced family law attorney.
This McNeelyLaw LLP publication should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion of any specific facts or circumstances. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only, and you are urged to consult your own lawyer on any specific legal questions you may have concerning your situation.