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Child Relocation in Palm Beach County, Florida

Relocation - Requirement of Change of Circumstances in Florida

Where a final judgment contains a prohibition against the relocation of a child, the parent seeking a relocation must show a change of circumstances to justify the relocation "Mclntyre v. Mclntyre, 452 So. 2d 14, 20 (Fla. 1st DCA 1984); Mize v. Mize, 621 So.2d 417, 420 (Fla. 1993) (concluding that in addition to consideration of the factors subsequently delineated in sections 61.13 and 61.13001 relating to best interests of the child, 'in cases where the final judgment incorporates a prohibition against the relocation of the child thereby reflecting that the issue was litigated, the parent with the primary residential responsibility must show a change of circumstances in order to justify the relocation") Lancaster v. Briley, 932 So. 2d 549,550-51 (Fla. Lst DCA 2006) ("In cases where a final judgment of divorce incorporates an express prohibition against relocation, the moving party must show a change of circumstances in order to justify relocation."); MacConnellv. Cascante, 668 So. 2d 668, 669-70 (Fla. 4th DCA 1996) (concluding that in addition to the Mize (or section 61.13 and 61.13001) factors, 'where the final judgment incorporates a prohibition against the relocation of the child, the parent with primary residential responsibility must show a change of circumstances to justify the relocation)."In Re Guizzardi 

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