At the law office of Laura S. Coleman, P.A., we recognize that parental relocation is one of the most challenging issues our clients face. The consequences of a court’s ruling in a parental relocation case can have profound effects on both parents and children. Frequently, the relocating parent sees the move as a fresh start after a difficult divorce, while the non-relocating parent views the move as a threat to his or her relationship with the child.
Attorney Laura S. Coleman has more than 15 years of experience providing strong and supportive assistance to parents seeking to relocate, as well as parents hoping to prevent relocation. When approaching relocation matters, our firm focuses on finding workable solutions and reducing conflict between the parties.
Contact us to schedule a consultation with an experienced family relocation attorney. We represent clients in a broad range of family law matters throughout the Florida Panhandle.
Florida Law And Relocation After Divorce
In Florida, a parent who is considering relocation must provide the other parent with 60 days advance notice of the move. The law gives the non-relocating parent an opportunity to object, and if this happens, the court will decide whether to allow the parent to relocate with the child. The court’s order will be based upon the well-being and best interests of the child, and the judge will consider many factors in making a final decision.
Many military service members are concerned about how their time-sharing (child custody) arrangement will be effected if they are deployed overseas or transferred to a different base. It is important for military parents to know that they have the same rights as non-military parents when it comes to relocation and time-sharing concerns. Florida courts determine time-sharing disputes based on the best interests of the child, but must also consider the special circumstances of military families in rendering their decisions.
Contact Attorney Laura S. Coleman
Relocation cases are highly dependent on several factors, so it is important to speak with an experienced parental relocation lawyer who can help you discern which facts, statistics, and strategies can assist you in presenting a reasoned and persuasive argument to the court.
Get the information and advice you need to ensure your child’s best interests are protected. Call the law office of Laura S. Coleman, P.A., at (850) 626-8520. We look forward to speaking with you.
Laura S. Coleman, P.A., represents clients throughout the Florida Panhandle, in communities such as Milton, Pace, Pensacola, Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, Navarre, Gulf Breeze, Jay, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Niceville, Cantonment, Whiting Field Naval Air Station, Hurlburt Field, Pensacola Naval Air Station, Santa Rosa County and Escambia County.