The party seeking to move or relocate must provide notice to every person who has custody rights to the child by certified mail, return receipt requested. This notice must be given no later than 60 days before the date of the proposed move. However, notice given on the 10th day after the day the party knows of the move is also acceptable in certain circumstances. In that situation, the party must show they did not know and could not reasonably have known of the relocation in sufficient time to comply with the 60 days notice, AND it is not reasonably possible to delay the date of relocation so as to comply with the 60 day notice.
The notice must also provide comprehensive information about the new residence. This includes the new address and phone number, name of the new school district and school, reasons for the proposed relocation, a proposal for a revised custody schedule, and a counter-affidavit. The counter-affidavit must include a warning to the non-relocating party that if he or she does not file an objection with the court within 30 days after receipt of notice, that party loses his or her right to object to the move. If the relocating part fails to notify the non-moving parent with proper notice, the court may draw a negative inference from this failure.