Parties facing an intended relocation is one of the most difficult issues family law practitioners face. There are many different nuances and strategies depending on the facts of the case. We get many calls asking if it is considered kidnapping to take a child out if state and the answer is different depending on the circumstances. If you do have a parenting plan the WA statute is convoluted and complicated, the procedure and applicable law and is messy and difficult and counterintuitive. If you are faced with this issue, run, don’t walk, to a family law attorney experienced in relocations and modifications of parenting plans.