When you go through a divorce, it’s never easy – but if, after your divorce, you’re looking into relocating with children, it can be even more difficult than ever before. Florida law is very specific with regards to the stipulations on relocating with children, so if you’re looking to do so, you’ll need to enlist the aid of Tina Lewert, Esq., of Lewert Law!
Florida statute 61.13001 makes it very clear that any parent who is interested in relocating with children – especially if they plan to leave for more than 60 days, and/or choose to move more than 50 miles away – must notify the other parent, in writing, of their desire to move. This statute is designed to protect both parents who do not have a court order regarding the custody of their children, as well as parents who are bound by a court order regarding the custody of their minor children.
This same statute can prove to make relocation difficult, especially if the other, non-custodial parent, is in opposition to the custodial parent relocating with their children. If this is the case, the non-custodial parent may be able to block the custodial parent from relocating with children, even if the custodial parent files a Petition to Relocate. Furthermore, if the custodial parent proceeds in relocation without following proper procedures, s/he could find themselves looking at severe penalties, including jail time!
For this reason, it’s important to enlist the aid of an attorney like Tina Lewert, Esq., of Lewert Law, to help you in your quest of relocating.
Tina Lewert, Esq., of Lewert Law has been serving families in the South Florida area for more than fifteen years. This Board Certified family law attorney is pleased to offer potential clients a free, no obligation consultation to discuss their case. For more information about us and our services, contact us today to see how we can make relocating with children easier for you.
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