Relocation Cases

Relocation Cases – When a parent relocates, the residential schedule often needs to be modified. In Washington, there is a presumption that the primary parent can relocate with the children unless the non-primary parent can provide overwhelming reasons which rebut the presumption. In simple terms, if you are not the primary parent, you could end up seeing your children two or three times a year versus two to six times in a month. When negotiating a parenting plan, consider the language of the relocation statute (the relevant text of which is include in the mandatory form parenting plan) before signing! Consult with an experienced family law attorney to determine the best course of action if you receive a notice of relocation of your children.