This is the first post in a series which will discuss the process of requesting permission to relocate outside of Melbourne, or elsewhere in Florida, with one’s child. I am writing on this topic as many parents wish to move with their child but do not understand the process of doing so. The goal of my next several posts is to provide information which will help parents understand what it is they should expect from the process. This information should also help parents make a more informed decision when selecting a family law attorney to assist them. If you need help then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I will be addressing several topics over my coming articles. Issues which I will analyze include:
- Preparing for a request to relocate
- The process of requesting permission to relocate
- Discovery in child relocation cases
- Attending trial in such a matter
- How to conduct yourself after the case is concluded
- Defending against a relocation request
These are important issues to understand in a case which involves moving a child out of state. First, Florida is like other states in that one must go through a formal legal process before relocating. It is important to understand the type of information the Court will consider and the process for presenting that information. Second, discovery is crucial for accumulating the evidence which one will wish to present at trial. Third, if the relocation request is granted then the moving parent will still need to deal with their counterpart. It is important to understand what it is the Court will expect in such situations. Finally, there are instances in which a parent’s request to move lacks merit. It is important to know how to defend against such requests.
It is important to speak with a family law attorney as soon as possible if you wish to move away with your child, from the state of Florida. Gaining permission to move can take a significant amount of time and you may miss out on the opportunity to begin a new job, or other benefit, if you wait too long to file your request. By bringing your request immediately you help to ensure that your rights remain fully protected. As a Melbourne lawyer I am experienced in helping families facing these types of situations. 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.