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When life circumstances change and a parent must relocate more than 50 miles from their current residence with their minor child, Florida law requires Court approval to move. Both parents can agree to the relocation, but that is not always the case.
If the parents cannot agree to allow the parent to relocate more than 50 miles, the parent requesting the move must file a Petition to Relocate with Minor Child, which essentially requests that the Court grant that parent permission to relocate with the minor child.
A hearing on a Petition for Relocation will usually occur within 90 days of the Petition being filed, but if a temporary hearing is requested, such a hearing can occur as fast as 30 days.
There is no presumption for or against a parent requesting to relocate with a child. No matter which side of the relocation you are on, our office can help you prepare for the hearing and represent you at the hearing.
Contact our office today to schedule a free, no obligation consultation and find more information related to relocations below.
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If you have received a Legal Notice of Intent to Relocate, you need to contact an attorney immediately as you have a very limited time to respond and oppose the relocation.
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