Missouri statute requires that a parent relocating with a child give notice to the other parent. Receipt of notice starts the 30 day time limit to file a motion to bar the relocation. A deficient notice does not, alone, provide grounds to modify custody and visitation. In this case, the notice was deficient, but the motion was timely, so no prejudice resulted. The Record includes evidence to support findings on child’s best interest so Court of Appeals defers to circuit court.

Henry v. Henry Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District – SD30897

Source: Missouri Bar