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Relocation in Pembroke Pines

Understanding Custody Changes during Relocation

When families relocate, any divorce or paternity proceeding or parenting plans that were previously agreed upon can become much more complicated. Florida statute 61.13001 is the law that regulates if a relocation of the child(ren) will be approved. Of course, the parents can agree to a relocation and the same statute states what the requirements are to have a successful agreed relocation. The court requires changes to the parenting plan, in the best interest of the child(ren) and an adjustment in the child support according to Florida law. By bringing in an experienced family law attorney, you increase your chances of ensuring a favorable outcome and preserving your best interests. At the Law Office of Jerome P. Ventura, we have experience helping parents and their children maintain agreements that best serve everyone.

Aggressive legal counsel can help people understand the law and how to use it effectively. If a parent wishes to relocate more than 50 miles away, they are required to follow the appropriate procedures if they want to be able to bring their child. The parents must have an agreed relocation in compliance with Florida law or serve a petition requesting a relocation to the other parent informing them of their request to move, after which the non-relocating parent has 20 days to object. There are other factors which are also considered by the court in making the final determination as to whether the relocation will be allowed.

Need help with a custody relocation in Pembroke Pines? Call the Law Office of Jerome P. Ventura by dialing (954) 280-6119.

Important Factors Involved in Granting Relocation Requests

If the non-relocating parent does not agree with the move, they must file an objection with the court and the requesting party may not relocate until the court decides the issue. The court considers several factors to determine if the move will be in the child's best interest.

These factors may include:

  • The child’s relationship with the parent seeking the relocation as well as the parent opposing it and whether or not the relocation parenting plan will provide for a continued meaningful relationship between the non-relocating parent and the child
  • The age and needs of the child, as well as the overall effect of relocating
  • How the relocation will affect the time-share arrangement of the non-relocating parent
  • The employment status of both parents

An Experienced Lawyer to Help You

Once a relocation has been granted, the court will issue an order which will address all of the changes to the original agreement. Our Pembroke Pines parental relocation lawyer can assist in negotiating modifications to a child custody agreement, parenting plans, marital settlement agreements, and paternity agreements.

For more information about assistance with parental relocation, call the firm at (954) 280-6119 for a free consultation with the Law Office of Jerome P. Ventura.

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