After a divorce, both parents have the right to move. It is when one parent plans to take their children along, however, that causes complications. If the relocation means that the other parent will be more than 50 miles away from the child for more than 60 consecutive days, then modifications are required by Florida law.
At Rubinstein, Holz & King, P.A., we assist clients with a wide range of family law matters, including issues related to visitation and child custody during a move-away. We advise parents on either side of a relocation matter, and we understand how final decisions can impact your entire family. We will meet with you to understand your unique situation and work with you to find the solution that is in the best interests of your children.
To talk to a skilled attorney about your family law matter, call us at 239-332-3400.
Rubinstein, Holz & King, P.A. | Lee County Parental Relocation Lawyers
When deciding in favor of or against a parental relocation, the Florida courts take 20 parenting factors into consideration. These factors examine the nature, quality and extent of involvement of the children with the non-relocating parent. They also consider:
- The age of the children
- Whether the other parent is in favor of the relocation or not
- Employment and economic circumstances of each parent
Most importantly, courts will decide for or against relocation based on what is in the best interests of the children.
With more than 50 years of combined experience, our Fort Myers interstate custody lawyers are prepared to assist you with even the most complex relocation matters. Whenever possible, they will work to resolve disputes through mediation and other alternative resolution techniques. If a settlement cannot be reached, they also are prepared to fight for you in the courtroom.
If you need help with a child relocation or interstate custody issue, call us at 239-332-3400. Our office is located in downtown Fort Myers, Florida, at the corner of Jackson and Bay Streets on the third floor of the Tidewater Building. We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover credit card payments.