Until the passage of a new custody statute in January 2011, the issue of relocation was governed by case law. Section 5337 now provides that no relocation shall occur unless
Notice requirements are set out in the new statute, which must be strictly followed. In determining whether to grant a proposed relocation, the court must consider the following factors, giving weighted consideration to those factors that affect the safety of the child:
Present and past abuse committed by a party or a member of the party's household and whether there is a continued risk of harm to the child or an abused party
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