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December 3, 2020

What happens if I don't give notice before I move?

If you don’t provide the required notice, you can be subject to sanctions (punishment), including being held in contempt of court. Even if you don’t provide the proper notice, the other parent can still file an objection to the intended relocation of the child in court just as s/he could do if you do give proper notice.1

1 R.C.W. § 26.09.470(1),(3)