In order for a child to be relocated more than 50 miles from their current residence, the moving parent must obtain the other parent’s consent. If there is no such consent, then a court order will be required to authorize the relocation. This complex issue of moving children away can arise either during a Florida divorce or after the divorce (post judgment matter) is finalized. The three most common reasons for relocation after an FL divorce are:
- One parent wishes to remarry and move with their new spouse
- One parent is offered a generous relocation package through their employer or must relocate for job security
- One parent is seeking to move in order to be close to a support system of other family members
The Florida relocation laws and standards are different if the move impacts child custody, such as modifying custody from a shared physical custody arrangement to joint legal custody. Before applying to the court for relief, it is important to understand the issues that may comprise your specific arrangement.
If you have questions about child relocation, contact CPLS. Our Florida divorce lawyers have the compassion, dedication, and experience to help you fight for your rights as parents and the rights of your children.