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Relocations

Seeking Relocations Under the Law

Representation from a Tampa Child Custody Attorney Regarding Parental Relocation

Relocation of children after a divorce is a legal issue which must be treated with proper care to avoid conflict between you and your former spouse. The parent who has primary child custody is forbidden by Florida statute 61.13001 from relocating the children more than 50 miles from their current place of residence without an official modification of the court order that originally defined the terms of custody and visitation rights.

The courts respect the rights of a non-custodial parent to have continued contact with the children in most situations, and without the approval of that parent, they will block any attempt to move that would make it difficult or impossible to maintain a parent-child relationship. Failure to obtain a modification can result in legal action against the custodial parent and if the move has already been completed, a great deal of difficulty can result for everyone involved.

Putting Your Child's Best Interests First

One important aspect of child custody and visitation involves residence of the child. In some scenarios, a parent who has a legal right to the child may wish to move out of the city, or even out of the state. This can create serious conflicts for the non-custodial parent who must now travel to visit with their children, or face the prospect of no access to them. Since the non-custodial parent does have rights regarding decisions such as relocation, it may not be possible without their express consent. The family court is available to those who wish to bring a relocation case before a judge when there is no consent , where all available information will be examined to determine whether the relocation should be authorized.

Looking to Relocate? Contact a Tampa Family Lawyer!

If you have custody and need to move for any reason, a Tampa divorce attorney from the Law Offices of Manuel Fajardo. can help you seek a legal modification to your custody and visitation agreements with a minimum of delay, so that you can move as soon as necessary. On the other side of the issue, if you have learned that your ex-spouse is planning to relocate and you want to block the move or try to have custody reassigned to you so that you can maintain contact with your children, it is important to have experienced legal help to make sure that you do everything necessary for a successful outcome.

If you need help with the relocation of children after your divorce, come to our firm. With our years of experience, we know how heated the negotiations between former spouses can become when disagreements over moving arise. We can represent you in any meetings with your ex-spouse and fight to protect your parental rights in court. It is important to resolve such conflicts swiftly for the sake of the children, as well as to spare you the anxiety and upset of struggling with your former partner.

Contact a Tampa divorce attorney from the Law Offices of Manuel Fajardo for a free case evaluation about resolving the issue of parental relocation after your divorce.

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