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Child Relocation Statutes in Washington State

Child relocation is a difficult and emotional process that can have significant impact on both the parents and the child. In Washington State, there are specific statutes that govern child relocation, and there are several factors that the court considers when deciding whether to allow the relocation. In this write-up, we will discuss child relocation statutes in Washington State, the 11 factor statutory tests, and provide supporting case law to illustrate our expertise in this area of law.

Child Relocation Statutes in Washington State

In Washington State, child relocation is governed by RCW 26.09.520. This statute sets forth the requirements that a parent must follow when seeking to relocate with a child. The statute requires the parent to provide written notice to the other parent of their intent to relocate, and to include specific information in the notice, such as the reason for the move, the new address, and a proposed parenting plan. The other parent then has the opportunity to object to the relocation.

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How Our Firm Can Help?

At The Cowlitz Law Group, we have extensive experience in handling child relocation cases in Washington State. Our team of attorneys is dedicated to providing our clients with the legal guidance and support they need to achieve a favorable outcome. We understand that every child relocation case is unique, and we work closely with our clients to develop a customized legal strategy that meets their specific needs.


In conclusion, child relocation is a complex and emotional process that requires careful consideration of the child’s best interest and the 11 factor statutory tests. Whether you are seeking to relocate with your child or opposing a relocation, it is important to work with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who can help you navigate the legal system and achieve a favorable outcome. If you are in need of legal assistance with a child relocation case, please do not hesitate to contact our law firm for a consultation

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