According to Florida child custody relocation laws, a parent may not permanently relocate with a minor child to a location more than 50 miles from his or her principal residence unless the other parent consents in writing or the Court allows the relocation. A move is considered permanent after 60 consecutive days.
In the past 15 years, there has been a great deal of change in laws pertaining to relocation. As the Courts have increasingly favored equal time-sharing between divorced parents, they have increasingly disfavored relocation of minor children. Presently, however, the statute provides no presumption favoring or disfavoring relocation.
Lives change. Circumstances change. To learn how child location affects you and your family – and how modification factors in – contact John F. Schutz, P.L. today.