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Relocation in Tampa

If minor children are involved in a divorce or paternity case in the state of Florida, there are laws that prohibit a parent from moving the child farther than 50 miles away from the current residence without obtaining a court order or a written agreement from the other parent. This law is meant to protect the parents and children from a situation where one parent will no longer be able to see the child, or if the move would be detrimental to the child in some way.

If either the father or mother is considering moving the residence of any minor children, it is vital to speak with a Tampa relocation of children lawyer before initiating the move. If you do not follow the proper procedure, you could risk losing your right to move or dispute the move of your child.

Contact one of our Tampa family law attorneys at Givens Givens Sparks now.

Requirements of Relocation

Pursuant to Florida Statutes 61.13001, a parent who desires to relocate more than 50 miles from his or her principal place of residence with the child must either obtain a court order allowing the relocation, or obtain written agreement to the relocation by the other parent.

If the parent seeking to move is unable to agree with the other parent regarding relocation, the statute prescribes a specific process that needs to be followed in order to have a court determine the issue of whether the party will be allowed to move with the child.

Furthermore, if a parent is notified that the other parent seeks to relocate with a minor child, there are specific motions that must be filed by the objecting parent. If the objecting parent fails to timely file the appropriate objection, that parent may lose the right to dispute the move.

Why You Need Experienced Legal Representation

Issues of paternity and relocation can be complicated. One parent may not be willing to compromise or comply with the proposed move. Some individuals use custody as a weapon against their spouse. Whatever the situation is, an experienced divorce attorney can make sure your rights are upheld. Our team at Givens Givens Sparks prioritize your needs. We will strive to ensure all your needs are met.

Contact a Tampa family law attorney at Givens Givens Sparks to discuss relocation.

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At Givens Givens Sparks, your family is our family. As such, we promise to fight for each client and voraciously protect their best interests. Facing a family law issue? Get in touch with us to learn how we can help!

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