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Florida Relocation Attorney

Jacksonville Family Law

After working through a divorce, the desire of one or both parents to relocate can bring issues regarding child custody and visitation agreements into dispute. In cases where both parents agree to the proposed relocation, a court may approve the move, pending the submission of a written agreement. Couples must also settle on revisions to terms including custody and visitation agreements. Legal disputes can arise and decisions may go before a judge when parents disagree about one or more terms of a relocation.

At the Albaugh Law Firm, we assist both custodial and non-custodial parents with legal issues which arise from a proposed parental relocation. Our Jacksonville family law attorneys possess more than 70 years of combined experience and are intimately familiar with issues of child custody, visitation, and relocation. When you want to learn more about your legal options regarding the potential relocation of a parent, do not hesitate to contact our firm.


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Move-Away Disputes in Florida

In the state of Florida, a custodial parent must gain approval from the other parents and the court before moving with the child more than 50 miles from their current place of residence. If a dispute arises, both parents will make their case to a judge, who approves or declines the request for relocation. Generally, the court will look at what is in the best interest of the child or children when making a decision. To secure a favorable outcome, parents must convince a judge as to why approving or denying relocation will have an overall positive effect on the life of a child.

Factors a judge may consider can include:

  • The relationship each parent has with the child
  • The reason for the requested relocation (education, new job)
  • Objections raised by the parent opposing the move
  • Evidence for domestic violence or abuse
  • How the move may impact the child’s overall development

Attorneys Protecting Your Family’s Rights

Whether you believe that a parental relocation will be beneficial or detrimental to your child’s development, success in your case begins with getting organized, gathering evidence, and contacting our Jacksonville family law attorney. At Albaugh Law Firm, we understand what is at stake in matters of relocation and can fight to make sure that your voice is heard in court. However, it is important to act quickly, if the court does not receive a timely response indicating your rebuff, they may hand down a ruling granting a move. If you have questions about your legal options, our Florida divorce attorneys are here to help.

We are able to serve clients through our Jacksonville and St. Augustine offices.