If you have children from a prior relationship and desire to relocate, you may likely be subject to Florida’s Relocation statute. When seeking to relocate, a parent is often seeking to modify a previous court order addressing parenting and time sharing. Despite the proceeding being a post judgment modification, different elements apply.
Florida’s relocation statute establishes very specific requirements and timelines. Failure to comply with the relocation statute can result in a finding of contempt of court and compel the return of the child to the jurisdiction of the court, placing the child in the custody and care of the non-relocating parent.
Andrew Bokan has presided over numerous relocation trials, and he will provide you proper counsel to ensure compliance with the Florida Relocation statute. If you are considering relocating, contact Andrew A. Bokan to take the proper steps.