Court Consent Required Before Relocating

If a party in family law action involving children ever decides to move away from the other parent, they must request for the Court’s permission to do so.

This type of case, called a relocation case, lets the party plead the reasons why they want to move, and try to get permission from the Judge to take the child with them. Without this approval for relocation, a party may not take the child more than fifty (50) miles away from their current location. If you have been served with a “Notice of Intent to Relocate” or you yourself have been debating moving to a different location, contact the Men’s Divorce Law Firm today to schedule a consultation and discuss your rights and options.

Emergency Child Custody Laws in Florida

As mentioned above, a parent must obtain permission from the court and the other parent before moving a child more than 50 miles away. In some cases, one parent may try to “disappear” and take the child or children with them, without the consent of the other parent.

If you suspect the other parent may be planning to move the child to another location without your consent – whether 50 or 5000 miles away – you need to immediately contact an experienced Orlando child custody attorney at Men’s Divorce Law Firm. We are reachable any time, day or night, as sometimes acting a few hours faster can prevent the other parent from leaving with the child.


Video Transcript

Veronica Diaz: The first thing we explain what our firm could do for them if anything. There are some times where, unfortunately, something happens and they maybe should have called us just before that incident and they’re already on the plane type of a situation.

We’ve had cases where a parent just took three children to Alaska without the other parents consent. Or the day before Christmas, parents trying to take a child to a country that’s not part of the Hague Convention Treaty. There would be no way to get that child back if we weren’t there to stop that.

At that point, Attorney Feulner has actually opened a vast variety of communication with us. We can text him, call him, email him. He has just anyway to get a hold of him. If an emergency like that happens and he has out of office appointments and there is a way that he can call us or get back to the office, he will. At that point, we would explain what’s going on. He would instruct us over the phone, if he needed to, if it couldn’t wait, and instruct us exactly on what we should be doing right then.

Also, there’s other times where he gives that potential client his name and number and say give this to the officials or of there’s a police officer there, let us call them and it’s that quick. Where I know that other people might have to go through an entire retaining process and sit down and consult. When there’s an emergency, he definitely treats it the way it is and not just a case where he’s not going to deal with that, that’s too much.