Address to Court:
Fairfax Circuit Court
Fairfax County Courthouse
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
So 30 days is required, minimum. What the other parent can do is CHALLENGE the move, by filing in Court. This is their decision. They may not. But if they do, then the Court will make a decision based on "best interest of the child," which is based on:
(1) the child's interest in stability and
continuity in the custodial arrangement; (2) the
distance of the move; (3) the child's age; (4) the
child's relationship with both parents; (5) the
relationship between the parents, including, but not
limited to, their ability to communicate and
cooperate effectively and their willingness to put
the child's interests above their individual interests;
(6) the child's wishes if the child is mature enough
for such an inquiry to be appropriate; (7) the
reasons for the proposed move; and (8) the extent to
which the parents currently share custody.
In re Marriage of Brown & Yana, 37 Cal. 4th 947, 127 P.3d 28, 38 Cal. Rptr. 3d 610 (2006).
Normally, provided there is a good reason (education, family, employment, etc) the Court agrees to do this.
The letter may be very simple. Example:
Per the court's decree dated (date), cause number ____, I am hereby notifying you of our family's intent to relocate from (adrs) to (adrs) on (date). My telephone and email shall remain the same.
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