Jacksonville Parental Relocation Lawyers
Thinking of Relocating with Your Child?
At Owenby Law, P.A., our Jacksonville family law attorneys assist parents
who need to relocate their residency with their children, as well as parents
who are fighting the relocation of their children to distant geographic
locations. The state of Florida makes child relocation difficult—although
not impossible—without the consent of the other parent.
For years, our legal team has successfully argued the merits of these disputed
moves for our clients in the Florida courts. If you are in a child custody
dispute that revolves around relocation, you need a Jacksonville child
custody attorney from out firm to argue your case and guide you step-by-step
through the process.
Take immediate action! Call (904) 770-3141 to schedule a Free Initial Consultation.
Child Relocation Laws in Florida
Generally, moving your child from one residence to another within the same
county—or even to an adjacent county as long as it does not significantly
hinder the ability of the other parent to share time—does not require
a court order or specific permission from the other parent. If, on the
other hand, the move takes the child more than fifty miles away from the
other parent, the relocation requires either a written agreement between
the parents or a court order.
If one of the parents objects to the move, the attorney of the parent who
wishes to move must file a petition for relocation through the courts.
The objecting parent may either respond to the petition or do nothing.
If he or she fails to act, the petition for relocation will automatically
be approved. If there is a continued objection, the court will consider
a number of factors in determining whether or not to allow the relocation.
Some of these determining factors include:
- Relationships with people close to the child
- How the move will affect the child's emotional development
- The ability of the non-relocating parent to visit via modified arrangements
- The child's input if he or she is of an appropriate age and mental state
- The reasons behind the relocation request
- The reasons behind the objection to the move
- Whether or not the move would involve improved educational or employment
- Any documented history of domestic violence
If both parents agree that the move is in the best interest of the child,
they should still file a signed relocation agreement and modify the
Jacksonville Child Custody Attorneys, Helping You Pursue Your Relocation Goals
If you are seeking a parental relocation, and the co-parent agrees, you
should have an experienced
child custody lawyer review your agreement and file the modification. We will create
a results-driven strategy for your relocation case thanks to our team-based
family law cases. Our mission is to secure the results you need to pursue your relocation goals.
For more information about parental relocation, give our office a call as soon as possible.