Did you recently go through the divorce process? Are you wondering what this will mean to your future relationship with your child?
If you find yourself in this position, it’s only natural to have some concerns. This is particularly true if the other parent has physical custody and plans to move out of state.
Here is what you need to remember: If the move will limit your access to the child, such as for regular visits, the parent who wants to relocate is required by law to first obtain permission. In other words, he or she is not permitted to simply pick up and move.
Due to recent changes in the law, Florida family law judges now consider a variety of information when making decisions on relocating. These include:
— The nature of the relationship with both parents.
— The age of the child.
— The needs of the child.
— The impact that relocation could have on the child.
— The ability to preserve the relationship between the child and the non-relocating parent.
— The preference of the child, such as if he or she would rather not move.
— The reason why the parent is interested in relocating.
At our law firm, we understand the many challenges associated with relocating with a child after divorce. It doesn’t matter what side of the table you sit on, you need to understand the law and your legal rights.
If you find yourself wanting to relocate or worried that the other parent will move your child to a different state, don’t wait to learn more about the steps you can take.