Relocation Frequently Asked Questions
Why would a person need to file a relocation form with the court?
Relocation–Many times, a person who has or is seeking custody of a child, parenting time, or grandparent visitation must keep other people who have or are seeking rights with the child advised of their home address and other contact information. And a non-relocating parent must usually respond. Review I.C. 31-17-2.2 for more information.
Does a person with parenting time, or who is seeking parenting time/grandparent visitation, alaalways need to file a relocation form when they move?
No. A person may not have to file a notice if:
- the move will decrease the distance between your home and the non-relocating person’s home OR the move will not increase the distance between the new home and the non-relocating person’s home by more than 20 miles and
- will allow the child to remain enrolled in the child’s current school.
How long does a non-relocating person have to respond?
If a person seeking custody, parenting time or grandparent visitation with a child has given notice that they intend to relocate, the non-relocating person may have 20 days to respond. These forms might help a person to respond. Review Indiana Code 31-17-2.2-5