Domicile Restriction Law and Legal Definition

Domicile restriction may be imposed by a court in an effort to promote regular and continuous contact with both parents, requiring the parent with the exclusive right to determine the child's residence to be restricted in that determination. The child's domicile may be restricted to a particular geographic location, usually a county and contiguous counties.

A divorcing couple can usually agree to have any domicile restriction they want, or to have no domicile restriction. Some courts refuse to grant such restrictions except in extreme cases. Other courts require such restrictions except on a showing of "good cause". The issue is decided on a case by case basis.