Florida Custody Lawyers are often called upon to assist in the resolution of relocation applications. In these economic times, many parents who have lost a job find themselves in a situation where they might be required to relocate, either for a job or even a cheaper place to reside. The law states that a custodial parent may not move a child more than 50 miles away from their current location without court approval. In these instances a parent must apply for permission to relocate. The non-custodial parent will be served with a notice that clarifies their intent to relocate to another area. For the non-custodial parent this can be a very difficult situation that he (or she) may wish to object to within the court system. Again, most Florida lawyers will first attempt to work outside of the presence of a courtroom to negotiate terms that can be submitted to the court for approval, but in the event that an agreement cannot be reached between parental parties the case will go before a judge for adjudication.
I believe it is always better for the emotional well-being of children involved in such disputes to see these things resolved outside of a courtroom. If you find yourself in a situation such as this, please come and speak with me. We can discuss your options and try to find a good resolution for all parties involved.