RELOCATION ATTORNEY IN ORLANDO
MODIFICATION OF CHILD CUSTODY FOR PARENTAL RELOCATION
When two parents have joint custody or time-sharing of a child after divorce, their parenting plan restricts their ability to move away. Time-sharing allows each parent to spend a certain amount of time with their child and requires both parents to remain local in order to comply with the agreement. If one parent decides that they want or need to relocate with their child, the must go through the legal process of relocation by agreement, or by filing a petition to relocate.
Relocation by agreement is the better of the two options because it does not require litigation. The two parents simply sit down and work out a new agreement that allows the parent to relocate with the child. If the parents cannot agree to modify the parenting plan, the matter must go to court. You will need the representation of an Orlando family law attorney to argue your case before a family law judge and win a modification of your custody order. The 2012 Florida Statute § 61.13001 states that the change of location must be at least 50 miles from the parent’s principle residence and for at least 60 consecutive days. This requirement does not include temporary absence for vacation, education, or health care provision for the child.
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Relocation can be necessary for employment, health, family, and other reasons. As long as the relocation is necessary due to a serious change in circumstance and is in the best interest of your child, the court should honor your request for a modification. Fisher Legal Group represents individuals who are in need of a custody modification and who are looking to fight against unfair parental relocation. We can protect your fathers’ rights or mothers’ rights, so complete our free case evaluation to learn how we can handle your case. Contact us today!
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