Relocation of a Minor Child
Often referred to as “Parent Relocation”, in essence, the legal process of one parent choosing to move beyond the 50-mile radius (as the crow flys) of most child custody court orders actually refers to the relocation of the child, or children as the primary residential parent moves out of the designated zone of the court order.
A parenting plan which has been approved by the court and specifies the existing court orders regarding explicitly detailed rights, responsibilities, logistical considerations, and limitations concerning each divorced parent’s access to the children. Stipulations may or not exist in the court order which allows some minor adjustments as needed if circumstances change over a period of time.
When a parent who has primary custody of a child, or children, chooses to move outside of the designated approved geographical radius of the other parent the regular access and visitation between the child and the non-custodial parent will be affected.
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It is important to know that oftentimes your ability to relocate with the child, or children often hinges if the non-custodial parent agrees to not contest the petition to relocate if they choose to contest the relocation, as well as how hard they may fight to block the relocation of their children.
While the relationship of the child with both parents is important, the court will, first and foremost, consider what is in the best interest of the child.
If you have questions, concerns, or legal needs regarding the Relocation of a Minor Child or other Family Law issues, we urge you to seek the legal advice of an experienced Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Osceola and Polk County child relocation attorney – lawyer at Kathy D. Sheive Attorney at Law by calling 407-944-4010 to schedule a confidential legal consultation.
The court will consider a number of statutory factors in determining if they should approve or disapprove of allowing a parent seeking to relocate out of the existing designated geographical area or out of state with the child. Considering various factors is essential in ensuring a parent does not move without consideration of the overall best interests of his or her children. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to:
- Adherence with the current custody parenting and visitation plan
- The relationship between the child and the non-moving parent
- The financial and emotional stability of the parents
- Age of child, or children
- The ability to modify the Parenting Plan and Timesharing plan
- The amount of time the non-moving parent has with the child
If you require professional legal services regarding the Relocation of a Minor Child or other Family Law issues, be proactive in protecting your legal rights by seeking the legal advice of an experienced Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Osceola and Polk County child relocation attorney – lawyer. Contact Kathy D. Sheive Attorney at Law by calling 407-944-4010 or by using our online submission form.