Child Relocation In Palm Beach County, Florida

In a relocation case, the focus is whether the relocation is in the child’s best interest. In Rossman v. Profera, the Florida Court of Appeal stated: “Ultimately, the concern in a relocation determination is whether the relocation is in the best interests of the child. In fact, courts have held that relocation cannot be based solely upon a finding that it would serve the best interests of the custodial parent-not the minor child. See Fredman v. Fredman, 960 So. 2d 52, 60-61 (Fla. 2d DCA 2007) (affirming the trial court’s denial of relocation because the evidence indicated that the relocation was in the mother’s best interest but not the minor child’s); Berrebbi v. Clarke, 870 So. 2d 172, 173 (Fla. 2d DCA 2004) (reversing an order granting a relocation request because ‘[a]ny evidence regarding the benefits of relocation related to the Mother and her new husband’ and there was no evidence that relocation would be good for the minor child); Kuntz v. Kuntz, 780 So. 2d 1022, 1023 (Fla. 4th DCA 2001) (‘[The relocation statute] imposes an intensely fact specific framework on the relocation decision, where the trial judge may base a decision on what is best for the child, even though a result may not be best for the primary residential parent seeking to relocate.” (citation and internal quotation marks omitted)).” 

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