Ask a Miami divorce attorney: Parental relocation

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Sometimes, following a divorce, one of the parties may want to move to another location for a number of different reasons. While this is certainly understandable, it can become tricky when there are kids involved, which is why it is important to work with a Miami divorce attorney who understands the ins and outs of Florida divorce laws.

According to Florida Statute 61.13001, if a custodial parent hopes to relocate more than 50 miles away from any other individual(s) who is entitled to visitation with the child, he or she can first attempt to obtain written consent. If that doesn’t work, a Miami divorce attorney can help prepare a petition to relocate, which must include the following information:  
• A revised schedule for access and time-sharing, including transportation arrangements
• The date that the party intends to move
• The home telephone number of the new residence
• The specific reason(s) for the relocation (e.g. a job offer)
• The state, city, physical address and mailing address of the new residence.

A divorce is a complex process that can take a toll on everyone involved – emotionally and financially. If you’re a Florida resident planning to separate from your spouse, enlist the services of a Miami divorce attorney to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible and that your best interests are represented. Contact Scott A. Ferris, Esq. at 305-670-3330 today. He has more than 25 years of experience in this field, and is on hand to address your concerns and assist you seven days a week.