Title 78B - Judicial Code - Chapter 20 - Uniform Deployed Parents Custody, Parent-time, and Visitation Act - Part 1 - General Provisions - Section 105 - Notification required of deploying parent.


Published: 2017-07-01

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Effective 7/1/2017 78B-20-105 Notification required of deploying parent. (1) Except as otherwise provided in Subsection (4) and subject to Subsection (3), a deploying

parent shall in a record notify the other parent of a pending deployment not later than seven days after receiving notice of deployment unless reasonably prevented from doing so by the circumstances of service. If the circumstances of service prevent giving notification within the seven days, the deploying parent shall give the notification as soon as reasonably possible.

(2) Except as otherwise provided in Subsection (4) and subject to Subsection (3), each parent shall in a record provide the other parent with a plan for fulfilling that parent's share of custodial responsibility during deployment. Each parent shall provide the plan as soon as reasonably possible after notification of deployment is given under Subsection (1).

(3) If a court order currently in effect prohibits disclosure of the address or contact information of the other parent, notification of deployment under Subsection (1), or notification of a plan for custodial responsibility during deployment under Subsection (2), may be made only to the issuing court. If the address of the other parent is available to the issuing court, the court shall forward the notification to the other parent. The court shall keep confidential the address or contact information of the other parent.

(4) Notification in a record under Subsection (1) or (2) is not required if the parents are living in the same residence and both parents have actual notice of the deployment or plan.

(5) In a proceeding regarding custodial responsibility, a court may consider the reasonableness of a parent's efforts to comply with this section.

Enacted by Chapter 292, 2016 General Session