While the state of Utah has no specific guidelines on parental relocations outside of the state, §30-3-37 does provide very clear requirements for custodial parents who wish to move more than 150 miles from the residence of the other parent. Some of these requirements include:
- Providing 60 days advance written notice to the other parent
- Affirmation that the parenting time schedule will be adhered to
- Neither parent will interfere with the other parent’s rights related to parenting time
A parent may ask the court to have a hearing on the matter or it can decide on its own to have one to make certain determinations such as whether or not the relocation serves the best interests of the child. If the court determines it is not in the child’s best interests to relocate, it can award a change in custody. During that hearing a number of factors can be examined such as:
- The reason for the relocation
- The economic impact of the relocation
- Difficulties caused by the relocation
§30-3-37 also sets for the very specific requirements regarding which holidays a child will spend with which parent and other parenting time scheduling issues.
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At the Law Office of David Pedrazas, PLLC, attorney David Pedrazas understands the reality of long-distance relocations, and he can help you move forward with your relocation or effectively object to a proposed relocation. David has more than 20 years of experience helping people through challenging family law situations, including out-of-state and long-distance relocations. He is committed to helping his clients fight for their rights and preserve their relationships with their children.
Contact Salt Lake City Out-Of-State Relocation Attorney David Pedrazas
When you are facing the possibility that your child’s other parent is seeking to move out of state with your child or you want to move out of state with your child, having an experienced attorney as your guide can be the best step you can take toward making sure that you are able to effectively pursue the resolution you need. Turn to the Law Office of David Pedrazas, PLLC, for the skill and experience you need. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 801-263-7078 or contact us online.