Are You Relocating More Than 50 Miles Away? Is your child’s other parent? Call Us Today!
While many people assume that they will never have any reason to move, the truth is that in this economy, it is not unlikely that at one point or another you or your child’s other parent will be faced with the decision to relocate. Florida Statutes define “relocation” as a change in the location of the principal residence of a parent or other person from his or her principal place of residence at the time of the last order establishing or modifying time-sharing, or at the time of filing the pending action to establish or modify time-sharing. The change of location must be at least 50 miles from that residence, and for at least 60 consecutive days not including a temporary absence from the principal residence for purposes of vacation, education, or the provision of health care for the child.
A decision to relocate can come from a variety of reasons, but whatever the reason, moving is not an uncommon or rare occurrence. While complicated enough, it becomes exceedingly more complex if you have been through a divorce – especially if there were children involved.
After the final judgment, you could have terms regarding parenting plans that require close proximity between you and your child, or you and the other parent. When you reach a point where you are considering relocating, it is vital that you have a lawyer to help you understand your rights and assist you in moving through the process successfully. Also, if you need to object to your spouse, former spouse, or former partner relocating, we may be able to assist you. Call us for a free consultation.
Assistance for Parental Relocation
At Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group, we understand the necessity of relocating throughout your life. There are often many reasons that will require such a move, and it is important that you are able to move forward with the process as easily as possible.
If you are even thinking about making a life-changing decision regarding your domestic situation, please consult with a family law attorney.