Relocation

RELOCATION CHILD CUSTODY LAWYER:

relocation-hlg-2Today, more than ever, we live in a society where location change is quite frequent. People get job offers from other states; they might start a new relationship or be presented with new life opportunities that would require relocation. If you have primary custody or majority time sharing of your child after you and your spouse have been divorced in Florida or a Parenting Plan is in place in a paternity action, there are some important laws the need to be followed. These laws have been put in place to protect both the children and the parents. If you are considering relocation, some things you should know include:

  • The Florida statutes section 61.13001 states that if the parent who has primary residential custody of the child is looking to move more than 50 miles from their current residence, they need to obtain a court order or written agreement.
  • Each parent has legal rights when it comes to visitation/custody and the opinions of both parents need to be consulted when contemplating a big move.
  • If the parent with primary custody decides to move without obtaining the proper agreement you could be held in contempt of court or could lose your custody status.
  • If the main custodial parent files a relocation petition and you fail to respond in time, you can lose your right to dispute the move.

ARE YOU THE PARENT WHO IS NOT THE MAJORITY TIME SHARING PARENT?

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If you are the parent who is not the majority time-sharing parent and the other parent is seeking to relocate, it is important to have a relocation attorney who is experienced in relocation cases. At Hughes Law Group, Attorney Hughes has experience in representing the in-state objecting parent. There are important steps that need to be taken to preserve the relationship between the stay-behind-parent and the child. These cases are often highly emotional and fact intensive.

RELOCATION CHILD CUSTODY LAWYER TAMPA:

Allyson Hughes, our relocation child timesharing lawyer, can help if you are contemplating a move with a child and need to learn the proper channels in order to do so in the most efficient manner. We are here to ensure this process goes smoothly and the best interest of you and your child are kept atop of mind. We are here if you are the in-state parent objecting to the move. When looking for guidance through this emotional process, you can count on Allyson Hughes to be there for you. Learn more by contacting our relocation child timesharing lawyer at Hughes Law Group in New Port Richey and Tampa.