Child Relocation Attorney

When child custody is involved, moving away is not as simple as packing up and leaving. Whenever one parent wishes to move more than 50 miles with a child, he or she must first obtain court permission. Proper documentation must be filed. If the other party opposes the move, a court hearing must take place.

Relocation disputes can lead to highly contentious situations between custodial parents, noncustodial parents and children. Noncustodial parents often feel that their child's relocation will permanently damage their parental relationship. On the other hand, custodial parents often feel that a move will provide a healthier environment for the child, one that offers improved educational and extracurricular opportunities.

As with other aspects of child custody, it takes professional guidance to successfully navigate these complex and highly emotional legal issues.

Dedicated To Preserving The Future That Your Children Deserve

At the law firm of Matthew Lane & Associates, P.A., we are experienced in guiding our clients through the child relocation process. We have represented clients seeking child custody relocation and clients opposing child relocation.

Our law firm is built on a commitment to excellence.

We are deeply concerned about the needs of children and are dedicated to providing them with the future they deserve. As fierce champions of the best interests of our clients' children, we vigorously represent our clients in matters involving child custody relocation. We are experienced litigators and negotiators. We love what we do and pride ourselves on the quality of our work. We provide our clients with exceptional legal service, in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

Florida Law Governing Child Custody Relocation

Factors that Florida courts consider in reaching a decision regarding the relocation of a child include:

  • The nature of the child's relationship with both parents
  • The likely impact the relocation will have on the child's physical, educational and emotional development
  • The feasibility of preserving the relationship between the child and the nonrelocating parent
  • Whether the relocation will enhance the general quality of life for the child and the parent seeking the relocation
  • Whether the proposed relocation is necessary to improve the economic circumstances of the parent seeking relocation of the child

To learn more about the legal issues associated with child relocation, please visit our relocation FAQs page.

Child Move-Away Cases • Palm Beach County Attorney

To schedule a free consultation with a Palm Beach County child custody relocation lawyer, contact our firm at 561-328-1095. We offer appointments within 24 hours after you call. We have convenient office locations in Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach and Wellington, Florida.

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