Parental Relocation Family Law Attorney Miami
Parental Relocation Lawyer – Miami, Florida
Parent Relocation After Divorce
Florida Law holds that it is in the best interests of a child to maintain a relationship with both parents. The need to modify any court order after a final child custody or time sharing order is in place or the desire to move away from area where the divorce decree was issued can be expected to have a significant effect on the interest of the noncustodial parent (to maintain a close relationship with his or her child), as well as on the child’s interest in sustained contact with both parents. Furthermore, because a parental relocation will interfere with court approved visitation arrangements, child custody or time sharing, a parental relocation proposal will need to be approved by the court.
If you need to move to a distant city or another state and you want your child to relocate with you, contact Filler Rodriguez, LLP, which has represented numerous clients in dealing with parental relocation issues. Our family lawyers provide you with the support necessary to ensure that the relocating parent or the parent remaining behind are able develop a proper strategy and understanding of the rights and responsibilities inherent in any parental relocation, to help protect your interests and to ensure that the interests of the child(ren) are analyzed.
Parent relocation cases focus on the reason for the need to move
A Florida family court judge is likely to grant a request for parental relocation if it is submitted in good faith and supported by sound reasons. Career moves, job relocation, job transfers, financial needs or educational opportunities are the most frequent reasons for parental relocation. The court must also find that the parental relocation is in the child’s best interests. To ensure that the child is able to maintain a sustained relationship with both parents, the relocating parent should try to work out visitation, time sharing or custody arrangements that meet the needs of both the child and the other parent. Any objections to a proposed move or relocation should be based on the child’s interests, not the opposing parent’s inconvenience of the proposed relocation.
How does relocation work?
Any parental relocation with a child must comply with Florida Statute § 61.13001, titled “Parental Relocation with a Child”. Failure to do so could result in one parent being held in contempt of court and be ordered by the court to return the children.