Florida Relocation Attorney
St. Augustine 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
St.Augistine 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.
Schedule a free case evaluation and speak with a qualified attorney today.
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.