Relocation of Children
If you are considering relocating with the minor child, you will want to familiarize yourself with Florida law on relocations involving a minor child. Parties who relocate without complying with the law will find themselves in a situation where they may be faced with contempt and other proceedings to compel the return of the child. Speak with an attorney prior to relocating the child to learn more about how the law applies to your situation.
We represent people throughout the Orlando and Central Florida area in divorce and paternity cases involving relocation of a child. If you are involved in a divorce or paternity case that has a relocation issue, call us today to speak with an experienced Orlando divorce attorney and family law lawyer. At the Wilson Law Firm, we work to protect your interests and to assist you in resolving your situation in an effective and efficient manner.
Types of Restrictions on Relocation:
Relocation Law – Florida Statute 61.13001
Florida Statute 61.13001 details the required process for relocating with a minor child more than 50 miles. Failing to strictly follow this process as detailed in this statute can result in significant problems for the party seeking to relocate the child or the party who failed to properly object to the relocation of the child.
In many counties throughout Florida, there are administrative orders that take effect upon the filing of a divorce or paternity case as well. These orders typically have provisions restricting relocation of the minor child without the Court’s approval and can include restrictions limiting the changing of the child's current school district as well. It is important to review and comply with the requirements and restrictions of any administrative orders that may be in place.
Prior Final Judgments, Orders and Parenting Plan
If you already have a Final Judgment, Order or parenting plan addressing your children, it likely has provisions regarding relocation. It is important to review these provisions as well to ensure that you are fully in compliance with any requirements as well.
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