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How relocation affects child custody

If you have gone through a divorce in Florida and are preparing to move, you may be wondering how the relocation will affect your child custody arrangements. The rules and regulations you must follow will depend greatly on how your child’s other parent feels about the move, but must also meet certain requirements regarding the situation. We at the Minaya Law Offices can help you ensure that you meet all qualifications to legally relocate and can advise you on the best way to proceed.


According to the Florida State Legislature, the process you will need to follow will vary depending on whether or not your child’s other parent has agreed to the move. If he or she agrees, a written consent will need to be signed that details any transportation arrangements that will need to be made for time-sharing as well as a schedule.


If your ex-spouse does not agree to the relocation, you may need to submit a petition to the court. This will need to include the full address and phone number of your intended residence, the reason you are planning to move and the date of your relocation.


You should also understand that there are requirements that will need to be met in order for your move to qualify as a relocation. First, the move must be permanent, which means lasting for at least 60 consecutive days. You must also be moving at least 50 miles away from your current location. For more information on this topic, please visit our web page.

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