Q: What should I do if mother of my child is keeping from me and won’t give me her current address
What should I do if mother of my child is keeping from me and won’t give me her current address I can’t file for custody or do any other paperwork without her address I’m scared she is gonna move far she is already keeping my child from seeing me
A: Every custody order in Virginia has a change of address provision.
Va. Code § 20-124.5. Notification of relocation.
In any proceeding involving custody or visitation, the court shall include as a condition of any custody or visitation order a requirement that thirty days' advance written notice be given to the court and the other party by any party intending to relocate and of any intended change of address, unless the court, for good cause shown, orders otherwise. The court may require that the notice be in such form and contain such information as it deems proper and necessary under the circumstances of the case.
File a rule to show cause for violating the change of address provision as well as any parenting time provisions. Serve her at the address last provided, which is why the change of address is critical.
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