Orlando Relocation Attorneys
When child custody and time sharing/visitation agreements are made, the location of the parents and the ease of moving a child from one home to the other are taken into account. If both parents live in the same Florida city, distance is generally not a significant factor. However, if a parent wants to move their principal residence to a location which is 50 miles or more from their principal residence at the time of the most recent court order, he or she must prove it is in the best interest of the child according to Florida statue $ 61.1300.
At McMichen, Cinami and Demps in Orlando, Florida, we have more than 43 years of experience representing clients in numerous relocation cases throughout Orange and Seminole counties and other areas of Central Florida. Whether you want to move with your child or fight the relocation of your former spouse, we will aggressively represent your case. Contact us today to discuss your case with a family law attorney.
Judges take into account a number of statutory factors before allowing a parent to relocate with their child. These factors ensure a parent does not move without consideration of the overall best interests of his or her children. Some factors used in determining whether relocation is appropriate include:
- Compliance with the current time sharing/visitation plan
- Relationship between the child and other parent
- Financial and emotional stability of the parents
- Age of child
- Ability to modify the current time sharing/visitation and custody plan
- Amount of time the other parent has with the child
- Distance involved with the proposed relocation
Contact a family law attorney at our office today to discuss your relocation matter. We will give you an honest assessment of your situation so you can make informed decisions about how to proceed.