Relocation of Children

Dependable Advice When a Custodial Parent Proposes a Long-Distance Move

Difficult economic conditions worsened by the financial problems often caused by divorce can lead people to consider moving away from South Florida to another state in order to be closer to relatives or find better employment. When a parent with primary physical custody of a child is thinking about relocation, the other parent's regular visitation with the child must be taken into consideration. The problem of parental relocation had become widespread enough in recent years that the Florida Legislature acted to define the procedures protecting the interests of the children involved and each parent. If you or the other parent might be considering a long-distance move away from the noncustodial parent's home contact me at The Winig Law Firm, P.A. Under the relatively new law, a custodial parent proposing relocation more than 50 miles away needs to give formal notice with specific information to the other parent. The noncustodial parent then has 30 days in which to review the proposal, agree to its terms, negotiate different terms or object in court. Because of the importance of a stable relationship between a child and both parents, it's very difficult to obtain court approval of a relocation proposal over the other parent's objection. However, it might still be possible to convince the other parent and the court that the relocation is in the best interests of the child, which would be the key issue at a hearing on the objections to the relocation. I can advise you about the evidence and procedural considerations that will weigh most significantly on a contested relocation motion.

Contact the West Palm Beach Relocation of Children Attorney at The Winig Law Firm, P.A.

Call 561-337-2997 or simply contact me today online for an initial consultation.

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Steven L. Winig, Esq.
The Winig Law Firm, P.A.
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1615 Forum Place, Suite 3A
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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