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Relocation of Children & Child Custody Cases in Florida
Our Port St. Lucie Divorce & Family Lawyers Help Protect You
Protecting your children as well as your rights as a parent will be of the utmost importance during – and after – a divorce. If you are currently involved in a highly contentious legal battle regarding the custody of your children, it will be imperative that you work with a skilled Port St. Lucie divorce attorney from Crary Buchanan. With the help of a qualified legal professional, you can be equipped with the legal resources you need to safeguard your custodial rights.
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Wondering how moving could affect your custody arrangement?
If you are looking to move – no matter whether out-of-state or in-state – then it is important that you are well-aware of the legal issues that will arise from dealing with any previously established child custody or timesharing arrangements.
According to Florida Statutes §61.13001, it is considered to be relocation should the custodial parent attempt to move a child more than fifty miles away from their prior place of residence. In some cases, relocation can be easy and can be finished simply by both parents agreeing to the move and signing a written agreement that states both of their consent and defines visitation rights. In other cases, it may not be something that is easily established and could result in a contention between parents.
In these cases, it is required for the custodial parent to prepare and serve the non-custodial parent with the following:
- Notice of Intent to Relocate
- Certificate of Filing Notice of Intent to Relocate
After this, the non-custodial parent will have up to 30 days during which they can file an objection with the courts. In some cases, the court will see fit to grant a temporary order which restricts or permits the relocation.
How a Port St. Lucie Custody Attorney Can Help
When determining whether or not relocation is a viable option, the court will look into several different factors – including the child’s relationship with both parents, the developmental stage of the child, the ability of the child to maintain a relationship with the non-custodial parent after the move and the child’s preference.
No matter whether you are seeking to have a relocation approved or if you are objecting to the move of your child, we encourage you to contact a lawyer in Port St. Lucie that you can trust. At Crary Buchanan, we have over 85 years of experience and are able to help you. You can trust that should you choose to work with us that you will have an experienced attorney in your corner that you can trust.
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