A parental relocation case exists when the Primary Residential Parent of minor children decides he/she wishes to move out of the area. Contributing factors can be a re-marriage, a job transfer, promotion or an attempt to improve the quality of life. This decision must be weighed against the rights of the non-custodial parent.
Often times the Primary Residential Parent has only good intentions. The Court however must decide if the true intent of the parent is to take the child away from the other parent. In any event, the Primary Residential Parent does not have an absolute right to move away with the child. Through a new statute, the Florida legislature has recently increased the number of factors the courts will consider. There are now eleven factors the courts weigh when deciding for or against a relocation. These factors have the child’s best interest in mind.
Whether you wish to oppose the parental relocation of your former spouse or are considering a relocation for yourself, our office will provide you with skill and dedication you require in this difficult and emotional decision. Call us at 954 385 9160, or email us to schedule a consultation.