Some of the hardest decisions a Judge has to decide or make a ruling is whether to allow a parent to move with their child(ren) more than fifty (50) miles from the other legal parent.

If either parent wants to relocate with their child(ren) more than fifty (50) miles you must comply with Florida Statute 61.13001. There are many statutory factors the judge will consider when determining whether a parent can move with their child(ren) more than fifty (50) miles from the other legal parent.

A legal parent who is not moving can consent for the other parent to move with their child(ren) more than fifty (50) miles. However if the other legal parent consents this should be in writing and signed by both parents. The parent’s consent would certainly expedite the legal process allowing the other parent to move with the child(ren). It is important that if a legal parent consents to the other parent moving with the child(ren) then a written parenting plan (timesharing schedule) should also be prepared and signed by both parents. This written agreement should be prepared and signed prior to the other parent moving with the child(ren).

If you are considering moving with your child(ren) more than fifty (50) miles from the otherlegal parent or you are concerned that the other parent is threatening to move with the child(ren) more than fifty (50) miles from you without your consent than you should immediately call our office. We will be happy to take whatever legal action is necessary to protect your interest and do what is in the best interest of your child(ren).

For further information or questions you can contact our office at 305-557-1750, 24/7 for a free consultation. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 pm, Monday to Friday and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

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