Section 9-106 of the Family Law Article of the Maryland Code provides that the Court may, in any custody or visitation proceeding, include a notice provision for intent to relocate in its order. It is not automatic. You have to ask for it.
The provision is so that the non-custodial parent has a chance to go to court and seek a change in custody or visitation.
The problem up to now has been that the notice period is 45 days and that has not been enough time to obtain a hearing date. So the move usually has already happened by the time you get in front of a judge. The home has been sold. The kids have been enrolled in a new school.
So Section 9-106 has been revised, effective October 1 of this year, to provide for a 90 day notice period. And if you file a petition within 20 days of receiving notice, the court will give you an expedited hearing.