Experienced Child Relocation / Change of Domicile
Attorney in Fort Myers FL
If the parent and the children plan to move more than 50 miles from their current residence the parent needs to file a Petition for Relocation, if the other party does not agree. The Petition must include the parties new address, new telephone number, specify the children’s new school, a new job offer (if there is one) and show that it is in the best interest of the child to move. Also considered is if the non-custodial parent will be able to maintain a parenting relationship with the child if relocation is approved.
There are several procedural specifics that have to be presented to the courts for any relocation, and if a non-custodial parent does not respond to any request from the courts regarding a relocation petition, the courts will likely rule in favor of the relocation request. If the non-custodial parent files an objection to the relocation, then an expedited hearing will be held for the Court to make a determination as to whether the party may move. The Court will also determine parental responsibility, a long distance time sharing, child support and other issues of expenses related to the child’s expenses.
A change of domicile, or relocation is best served with the help of an experienced, compassionate Family Law Attorney, such as Eve McClurg.