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
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.