If you’ve recently gone through the Florida divorce process and wish to move, you might wonder how your child custody arrangements will be affected by relocating. The rules and regulations that you must obey will depend heavily on how the child’s other parent feels about the transfer, but will also have to satisfy some situational criteria.

The steps you’ll need to take will vary based on the other parent’s decision regarding the relocation, according to the Florida State Legislature. If he or she approves, a written consent that outlines any travel arrangements that need to be made for time-sharing plus a schedule must be signed by both parents.

Should your former spouse decide they are not okay with the relocation, it may be necessary to file a court petition. This petition will include the full address and telephone number of the home you intend to move to, the reasoning behind the move and when you’ll be relocating.

If you’re planning on relocating with your child and need help with custody, please contact us.

This update is provided by the firm and Miami family law lawyers of Rafool, LLC. We have a strong reputation throughout Florida and we have numerous years of experience representing clients involved in complex divorce cases as well as other family law matters. Should you have any domestic or family issue, we are here to assist you by providing educated advice and skilled, professional advocacy. Call 305-567-9400 to speak with one of our family law attorneys Miami.

This information is provided for educational or informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice.