House Bill 181
150th General Assembly (2019 - 2020)
Out of Committee 6/12/19
The General Assembly has ended, the current status is the final status.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 13 OF THE DELAWARE CODE REGARDING ADOPTION OF THE MODEL RELOCATION ACT.
This bill adopts the majority of the Model Relocation Act proposed by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers relating to the relocation of the principal residence of a child. When deciding a custody case in which an individual is seeking to relocate a child outside of the State, many judges in Family Court refer to the Model Relocation Act when reaching their decisions. However, the Model Relocation Act is only persuasive in these decisions and is not required to be considered by the Court. Therefore, this bill codifies the Model Relocation Act to require its consideration in a Court’s analysis during these types of proceedings and provides a more structure guideline for the Court when deciding such decisions.
Takes effect upon being signed into law