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Miami, FL Relocation Attorney

Help for Relocation Cases Involving Child Custody

Once a divorce is finalized, one or the other party may see the need to move and relocate their life. If couples share children, then issues concerning child custody and/or child support must be modified to reflect the move. The relocating parent must file a petition with the court for approval first if they intend to relocate more than 50 miles away from their current home.

If you need assistance with relocation and modifying court agreements, contact one of our Miami family law lawyers at Mitchell & West LLC. We can ensure that your move abides by Florida laws and that the issues affected by your relocation are effectively resolved.

Relocation can be done in two ways:

  • Relocation by agreement, where the parents both agree to the move and enter into a written agreement, but is still subject to court approval.
  • Relocation by petition, where the relocating parent notifies the other parent and submits a petition to the court for permission. The petition will include details of the move and time-sharing and visitation details.
  • Relocation hearing is required if one parent does not agree to the move. The parents will then need to attend a relocation hearing for the court to decide on whether the move is in the child's best interests.

Seek Advice from Experienced Attorneys in Miami

Whether you are starting a new job, remarrying, or need to dispute the relocation of another parent, our family law lawyers at Mitchell & West LLC can assist with all areas of relocation cases.

We can guide you through:

  • Paperwork
  • The petition
  • Hearings

It is important to note that you should not relocate without the court's permission. Always consult an attorney if you have any questions. Learn more about Florida's relocation laws and how they apply in your case by speaking with one of our family law attorneys. 

Reach our legal team by calling (305) 783-3301.


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