If one parent of a minor child is thinking of moving out of the State of Florida with their child, that parent should be aware of Florida law which prevents you from moving away with the child without the written consent of the other parent or court order. Relocating with your child without a written agreement with the other parent which reflects consent to the relocation, a timesharing schedule for the non-relocating parent and transportation arrangements related to access and timesharing, may subject you to contempt and other proceedings to compel the return of the child to South Florida.
Relocation cases are difficult because there is little to negotiate when one parent wants to relocate with the children and the other parent wants the children to remain nearby.
As the parent seeking relocation, you carry the burden of demonstrating that the relocation will be in the child’s best interests based on certain criteria enumerated in the Florida Statutes. We are here to help you put your best case forward to achieve your goal of relocation.
Conversely, if you are the parent who opposes the relocation of the other parent with the child, and the facts of the other parent’s case do not support a relocation, we will work to develop those facts that demonstrate that relocation is not in the best interests of the child.
In relocation cases, you need an experienced family lawyer who can put forth the best case possible, whether you are seeking relocation or opposing relocation. The Law Office of Karen D. Faulkner, P.A. stands ready to zealously represent you in this matter.
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When you are seeking to relocate with your child or are looking to prevent the other parent from relocating with your child, please know that you don’t have to do it alone – contact our Family Law Firm today to schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your case.
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