After going through a divorce or a paternity case, it’s important to understand your rights when it comes to relocation. You cannot simply pick up and move with the minor child as the other parent has rights, too.
The state of Florida doesn’t allow a parent to move 50 miles or more with their minor child after a divorce or paternity case has become final. The statutes provide strict guidelines for child relocation. If you’re attempting to move with your child or you’re trying to prevent your child from relocating, you need the advice of a family lawyer in Jacksonville.
At Tassone, Dreicer & Hill, we provide a full legal team with decades of experience with family law issues. Our attorneys understand the complications divorce and paternity cases come with. When faced with relocation issues, call our law offices and let us help you navigate this difficult situation.
Whether you want to relocate for a better job or to be closer to family, if you’re the parent the minor child lives with most often, the best interest of the child will be taken into consideration. You cannot simply move without receiving permission from the other parent and/or the courts.
If the move isn’t in the best interest of the child, the move will not be allowed by the court. The laws for child relocation are in place to ensure the custodial parent cannot just pick up and move, leaving the other parent high and dry.
Relocation disputes are very complex. When you’re dealing with the need to relocate or you need to stop the other parent from relocating with your child, you need a compassionate and skilled family lawyer in Jacksonville to help. The Law Offices of Tassone, Dreicer & Hill offer decades of experience in family law. We will help protect your rights during a relocation dispute. Call our offices today and find out how we can help.
Factors Considered in a Relocation Dispute
Florida courts will consider several factors before making a final decision during a relocation dispute. Some of the factors considered include:
The age of the child
The impact the relocation will have on the child
The relationship the child has with each parent
The child’s preference, depending on the age and maturity of the child
How relocation will change the quality of life for the parent seeking relocation and the child
The reasons behind the relocation and the opposing of relocation
The employment opportunities available to the objecting parent if relocation is allowed
Any other factors impacting the best interest of the child
It’s important to remember, the best interest of the child is the main factor in a relocation dispute. It doesn’t matter if you want to relocate because you will be able to work a better job. If the courts don’t believe it’s in the best interest of the child, you won’t be able to relocate.
Relocation disputes are tricky. It’s best to have a skilled family lawyer in Jacksonville fighting in your corner. Whether you want to relocate or you seek to stop your child from being relocated, you need the right attorney fighting for you.