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Protect Your Family with our Destin Family Lawyers

One of the most difficult aspects of post-divorce life is being separated from your child for long periods of time. Depending on your child custody agreement, you may only see your child on certain weeks or alternating weekends. Maintaining a close relationship can be even more challenging if one parent chooses to relocate.

If a custodial or non-custodial parent wishes to relocate, they need to first file a petition for relocation. Per Florida’s relocation statute, the court needs to evaluate the parent’s circumstances before deciding if the relocation is in the best interests of the child. If the petition is granted, a new time-sharing and parenting plan will need to be negotiated and approved by the court.

If you need to move due to personal or professional circumstances, contact the Destin child relocation lawyers at The Virga Law Firm, P.A. Our legal team has over 80 years of collective family law experience and can effectively guide you through each step of this complicated legal process. Our firm also represents non-custodial parents who need to contest the relocation or just want to confirm that the revised parenting plan is fair.

Call our Destin family law attorneys at (800) 822-5170 to protect the best interests of your child.

Contested & Uncontested Relocation Cases

It’s incredibly difficult for parents to negotiate a fair parenting plan during the divorce process. It doesn’t become any easier when a relocation necessitates a modification. In the rare case that both parents agree to the relocation, they can develop and submit a new time-sharing plan that addresses any geographic concerns. Because the relocation is uncontested, the court will typically approve of the plan so long as it’s in the child’s best interests.

However, if you and your former spouse can’t agree to the terms of a relocation, our experienced Destin child relocation attorneys can defend your parental rights by litigating in court on your behalf. We can even help you submit the necessary paperwork and information to the court, including: the city and state of the relocation, and your reasoning behind the move.

Failing to comply with Florida’s child relocation statute can lead to serious penalties, including:

  • Being held in contempt of court
  • Revising the time-sharing agreement in favor of the other parent
  • Paying the other party’s legal fees

If you’re the non-relocating parent, it’s imperative that you have a thorough understanding of this statute. To protect your parental rights, we can help you file an objection and negotiate a comprehensive parenting plan revision that is fair to both parties.

Schedule a Consultation to Discover Your Legal Rights

At The Virga Law Firm, P.A., we understand that relocation is a difficult legal situation for both custodial and non-custodial parents. If you have any questions or concerns about your legal rights, contact our Destin child relocation lawyers as soon as possible. We can evaluate your case and develop a litigation strategy that reflects your personal needs and legal objectives.

We’re available 24/7. Contact The Virga Law Firm, P.A. at (800) 822-5170 to schedule a consultation.