Philadelphia, PA asked in Child Custody for Pennsylvania

Q: Can a parent take your child out of state against your will if there is no custody agreement set up through the court

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Lisa Marie Vari

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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Legally, no. In Pennsylvania, a parent considering moving with their child(ren) must give formal notice to the non-relocating parent. The non-relocating parent may object to the move. If he or she does object, the court will intervene. A hearing is then conducted in a Pennsylvania court. The purpose of this hearing is to determine whether the parent is permitted by the court to move their minor children.

Please feel free to read my blog on relocation, linked below.

http://www.pafamilylawyers.com/blog/2015/01/pennsylvania-law-regarding-relocation-with-a-minor-child.shtml

Lisa Marie Vari, Esquire

www.pafamilylawyers.com

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