This post is meant to conclude and recap my series on the handling of child relocation cases in Melbourne or elsewhere in Florida. I felt it necessary to write on this topic as, for obvious reasons, as tensions can flare up between parents when one or the other wishes to remove the child from the state. These tensions can lead to an unhealthy situation for everyone involved. The goal of my last several articles has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their options. This information should also assist people in making an informed selection of a family law attorney. If you need assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I have addressed several topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have analyzed include:
- What to do before requesting permission to relocate
- Filing a Motion for child relocation
- The discovery process in relocation cases
- Attending a child relocation trial
- How parents should conduct themselves after trial
- Defending against child relocation requests
There are several reasons why Florida parents must understand these issues. First, it is important to realize that the Court will not allow you to move simply because you want to. You must have a detailed plan of where you will live, how you will support yourself, etc. This information should be clarified before filing any requests with the Court. Second, there are several possible outcomes which can occur at the initial Motion hearing and it is important that you understand each of them. Third, discovery is crucial to building a case, and knowing what to expect at trial will help you to be prepared for the process. Fourth, it is important that parents work together after a case is completed. Finally, there are legitimate options for defending against a move away request.
One point I have made through each of these articles is that it is important for you to retain a family law attorney experienced in handling such matters. Move away cases are fact intensive and it is important that your counsel know what to expect in such cases. I am a Melbourne lawyer who devotes her practice to family law. Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation. We also service clients in the Brevard County cities of Titusville, Cocoa, Palm Bay, Grant, Valkaria, and Rockledge, as well as in the Indian River County areas of Fellsmere, Sebastian, Vero Beach, Indian River Shores, and Orchid.