In Florida, relocation is addressed by law in Florida Statutes Section 61.13001. Once a child’s residence is officially entered in an order, neither parent may relocate with the child. Relocation is a move to a location that is more than 50 miles away from their principle residence for a period longer than 60 days. If you wish to relocate with the child, you may do so by either obtaining the agreement of the other parent or by filing a petition with the court. You should be aware, however, that a petition for relocation is not easily won. The court will consider many factors including:
When considering relocation during or after a divorce it is important to remember that it is easy to prove why you wish to move, but it may not be so simple to convince a judge why your child must move, too.
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