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Alabama Code Title 30. Marital and Domestic Relations § 30-3-168

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(a) Except as provided in Section 30-3-167, if a person required to give notice as required by Section 30-3-163 or Section 30-3-164 shall fail to provide the notice or the information required by subsection (b) of Section 30-3-165, the court shall consider the failure to provide such notice or information as a factor in making its determination regarding the change of principal residence of a child;  a factor in determining whether custody or visitation should be modified;  a factor for ordering the return of the child to the former residence of the child if the change of principal residence of a child has taken place without notice;  a factor meriting a deviation from the child support guidelines;  a factor in awarding increased transportation and communication expenses with the child;  and a factor in considering whether the person seeking to change the principal residence of a child may be ordered to pay reasonable costs and attorney's fees incurred by the person objecting to the change.

(b) Additionally, the court may make a finding of contempt of court if a party willfully and intentionally violates the notice requirement of an order issued by any court pursuant to Section 30-3-166 and may impose the sanctions authorized by law or rule of court for disobedience of a court order.

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