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Legal Information: Maryland
Updated: November 10, 2020
Do I need to tell the court in Maryland if I move?
You are not required to tell the court in Maryland if you move - however, if your order contains a visitation or custody provision, remember that you may need the judge’s permission to move out of state. For advice on whether you need to return to court to get this permission before moving, you may want to talk to a lawyer in Maryland before leaving the state. Go to our MD Finding a Lawyer page for legal referrals. In addition, some people choose to give the court a current address so that they can be notified of any legal actions that may be filed regarding the protective order. If you do notify the court, be sure to clarify with the clerk that your new address must be kept confidential if that is the case.
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