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      RS 9:355.5     


§355.5.  Mailing notice of proposed relocation address

A.  Notice of a proposed relocation of the principal residence of a child shall be given by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, or delivered by commercial courier as defined in R.S. 13:3204(D), to the last known address of the  person entitled to notice under R.S. 9:355.4 no later than any of the following:

(1)  The sixtieth day before the date of the proposed relocation.

(2)  The tenth day after the date that the person proposing relocation knows the information required to be furnished by Subsection B of this Section, if the person did not know and could not reasonably have known the information in sufficient time to provide the sixty-day notice, and it is not reasonably possible to extend the time for relocation of the child.

B.  The following information shall be included with the notice of intended relocation of the child:

(1)  The current mailing address of the person proposing relocation.

(2)  The intended new residence, including the specific physical address, if known.

(3)  The intended new mailing address, if not the same.

(4)  The home and cellular telephone numbers of the person proposing relocation, if known.

(5)  The date of the proposed relocation.

(6)  A brief statement of the specific reasons for the proposed relocation of a child.

(7)  A proposal for a revised schedule of physical custody or visitation with the child.

(8)  A statement that the person entitled to object shall make any objection to the proposed relocation in writing by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, within thirty days of receipt of the notice and should seek legal advice immediately.

C.  A person required to give notice of a proposed relocation shall have a continuing duty to provide the information required by this Section as that information becomes known.

Acts 1997, No. 1173, §1; Acts 2012, No. 627, §1.

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