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Can One Parent Relocate With Their Children After A Divorce?

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, the relocating parent must obtain a modification in Florida.

At Rubinstein & Holz, we assist our clients with a wide range of family law matters. Our work includes resolving complex and contentious issues related to visitation and parental responsibility when one spouse moves.

We advise parents on either side of a relocation matter, and we understand how final decisions can impact your entire family. Our lawyers 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 in Fort Myers at 239-790-4314.

Factors Florida Courts Consider During Relocation Requests

When deciding in favor of or against a parental relocation, Florida courts take 20 parenting factors into consideration. These factors examine the nature, quality and extent of involvement of the children with the nonrelocating 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.

Our attorneys bring more than 75 years of combined experience to your case. We are prepared to assist you with the most complex relocation matters. Whenever possible, we will work to resolve disputes using alternative dispute resolution methods, including mediation. If a fair settlement is not possible, you can feel confident that our seasoned trial lawyers will fight for you in the courtroom.

Attorneys Dedicated To Advocating For Your Interests

For interstate custody, parental relocation and other divorce-related matters, contact our office to schedule an initial consultation with one of our attorneys. Call 239-790-4314 or use the contact form on our website.