Relocation

Relocation

If you have your child a majority of the time and want to move out of the area, you must file a Notice of Intent to Relocate before you can move. This is governed by Florida Statute 61.13001 which states that if you move want to move the child(ren) more than 50 miles away from their current residence you must file a Notice of Intent to Relocate . Once you file this, the other parent has a certain amount of time to object. If they do, the court may have to ultimately decide if you can move with the child(ren) according to what is in the best interests of the child. If no objection is raised, the court will allow you to move with your child(ren) without any hearing contesting the move. If the move is contested, the court will look into the reasons for the move and whether the move will benefit the children before determining if the move will be allowed. Alternative time sharing arrangements will have to be made for the other parent. Contact me if you wish to file a Notice of Intent to Relocate or if you have been served with one by the other parent.

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