Travel and Moving Provision Examples
You can pick and choose from these provisions about traveling and moving with your child to include the information you want in your parenting plan. These example provisions are flexible and you can include parts of them and or/alter the wording to fit your situation. You can also write additional provisions for your plan.
Check your state custody guidelines to find out if your state requires certain provisions about traveling or moving with your child to be in your parenting plan. Typically your plan can have extra provisions along with the state required ones.
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Father/Mother/Both parents must give the other parent the following before traveling with the child: advance notice of 7 days, the child's travel itinerary, copies of round-trip airline tickets, addresses and telephone numbers where the child can be reached at all times.
Father/Mother/Both parents must have written permission from the other parent or a court order to take the children out of: the United States, the child's home state, the following counties:, other places.
Either parent may travel within the United States with the child during his/her parenting time. The parent traveling with the child shall give the other parent at least 7 days written notice before traveling out of state unless there is an emergency, and shall provide the other parent with a detailed itinerary, including locations and telephone numbers where the child and parent can be reached at least 3 days before traveling.
Either parent may travel out of the country with the child during his/her parenting time. At least 14 days prior to traveling, the parent shall provide a detailed itinerary, including locations, and telephone numbers where the child and parent may be reached during the trip. Each parent agrees to provide whatever documentation is necessary for the other parent to take the child out of the country.
If a parent wishes to travel out of the country with the child, he/she shall provide the following security for the return of the child:
Neither parent shall apply for any passport on behalf of the child without permission of the court or the other parent.
If a passport application is pending or either party possesses the child's passport, the passport shall be placed in a safe deposit under seal of court.
Without the written consent of both parents or until further order of the Court, for the purpose of changing the child's residence, neither parent shall remove the child from the following city/state or county/state:
Prior to any planned change in residence of the child, each parent must notify the other parent of the proposed move within 30 days and the notice must be given in writing by certified mail, return receipt requested. The notification must state, to the extent known, the planned address of the child, including the county and state of the new residence.
A parent must object to the notification of a proposed move within 14 days. The objection must be given in writing by certified mail, return receipt requested.
If a move from a current residence by one of the parents will make it unreasonable to continue the visitation schedule, or make it adverse to the best interest of the child, the parents agree to renegotiate a new agreement prior to any move from either of their current residences.