The request of one parent to relocate with the children to a distant location is especially difficult. If you are seeking to relocate after the entry of any court order concerning custody and time-sharing, you must strictly adhere to specific legal steps to accomplish your objective. On the other hand, every parent has legal rights and needs to protect their relationship with their children. If relocation is on the horizon, it is in your best interest to discuss your options in advance with an experienced family law attorney.
At the Orlando Law Offices of Christian D. Smed, P.A., we strive to bring clarity to the often chaotic and complicated circumstances affecting our clients after a divorce. We can help you understand your rights in relocation cases and aggressively pursue them. Whether you feel like relocation is in the best interest of your child or you want to learn more about your rights to prevent the other parent of your child from relocating with your child, contact our Winter Park law firmtoday for a free consultation with an Orlando child relocation lawyer.
Florida Parental Relocation Attorney - the Relocation Statute Must Be Followed
When a parent wants to relocate more than 50 miles away from the other parent, the move must be handled according to Florida's relocation statute. If both parents agree to the relocation, the process can be simplified, but it generally is advisable that any such agreement be approved by the court. In the event that parents cannot agree, the court will hear the testimony and evidence with the child's best interest in mind, in an attempt to make a decision that strikes a balance between the needs of the child and both parents.
A decision on whether a move or relocation is appropriate will be left to the court's discretion. This is where the ability of Christian D. Smed to paint a clear picture in these cases is to your advantage. These cases are fact-intensive, so it is crucial to have an attorney capable of bringing clarity to the situation.
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To discuss your move-away situation with a knowledgeable family law attorney, please call us at 407.6442978
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