Family lawyer, family attorney, family law firm, criminal lawyer, Sarasota County, Bradenton, Desoto, Pinellas, Manatee County, Florida.

1620 Main Street, Suite 7, Sarasota, Florida 34236
Phone: 941-227-4945 | Hours: Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm

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HOW OUR OFFICES CAN ASSIST YOU IN RELOCATING WITH YOUR MINOR CHILD(REN)


          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.

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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RELOCATION FACTORS

Relocations by a custodial parent must be in the best interest of the child and the requesting parent must show the relocation is in the best interest. The Florida Legislature has set forth specific factors the Court must...

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REQUESTING A RELOCATION

When dealing with a relocation, the Court follows whether the move is in the best interest of the child. If you are pursuing relocation, you must prove that you are relocating for the best interest of the child...

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DEFENDING AGAINST A RELOCATION

Each relocation is drastically different; each case and each set of circumstances warrants a thorough and detailed investigation into whether the move is truly in the best interest of the child...

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