Last year, Pennsylvania child custody laws changed significantly and have affected how child custody disputes are being determined. One challenge that parents may now face is what to do when one of them needs or wants to relocate to another state and wants to take their children with them.In Pennsylvania, this new custody law has a very strict relocation provision that the parent who wants to move must now, in writing, give advance notice to the parent who’s not moving and tell them, “I plan to move,” and where they plan to move to, when they plan to move and where the child will be attending school if they do move. There’s a very specific provision as to the information you must give. Then, the parent who is not moving has the choice of saying, “I’m okay with that move” or saying, “No, I’m not okay with that move.”

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