Boynton Beach Parental/Child Relocation Lawyer
Though it depends on how young your children were when the courts’ order on custody and visitation was entered, you can expect life to throw many changes at you. One of the most common scenarios is when one parent seeks to relocate for a job, family, or other reasons. Regardless of the custody arrangement between parents, you may need to request a relocation under Florida law if you want to move. Neither parent can just pack up and leave without going through the proper process, which does depend on geographical distance.
At The Law Office of Taryn G. Sinatra, Esq., our team is committed to assisting parents on both sides of the relocation issue. We will advise you on options and advocate on your behalf in court, always pursuing the best possible outcome for your case. Please contact our firm to set up a case evaluation with a Boynton Beach parental/child relocation lawyer. You can also learn more by reviewing some basics.
Overview of Parent Relocation Laws
Court permission is required when the custodial or noncustodial parent seeks to move, under the following circumstances:
- The change in location is more than 50 miles away from the home where the person lived when the last court order was entered; AND,
- The move will be at least 60 days in duration, unless it is a temporary relocation for vacation, education, or getting medical care for the child.
If these factors are met, a parent can obtain a judge’s permission either by going to court or working out an agreement with the co-parent.
Factors to Determine Contested Relocation
When the non-moving parent does not agree to the relocation, a court will decide the issue based upon several factors listed in the statute. One of the most crucial is the child’s best interests, a standard that affects many proceedings involving children. Other considerations include:
- The reasons each parent want to move or is disputing relocation;
- The age, developmental stage, and needs of the child;
- The child’s relationship with the non-moving parent, as well as siblings or other loved ones who will not be moving;
- How well the parties can preserve the relationship between the child and non-moving parent; and,
- Many others.
Legal Help with Relocation Matters
The Law Office of Taryn G. Sinatra, Esq. will support you with all essential tasks for parental relocation, whether you are seeking to move or contesting it. A South Florida parental relocation lawyer will help with agreements, including negotiating and drafting. If parents do not agree, we will pursue the petition in court and strive to convince the judge of your position.
Discuss Your Options with a Boynton Beach Parental/Child Relocation Lawyer
There are many challenges that can arise when a co-parent seeks to move, and you can see that legal representation is essential. To learn more about how The Law Office of Taryn G. Sinatra, Esq. will serve your needs, please contact us today. We will schedule a consultation with a Boynton Beach parental/child relocation lawyer who can provide details.