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How to explain relocation to a child

by | May 25, 2018 | Firm News, Relocation |

Going through a child custody battle is never easy. It is even more difficult on the children. Once it is done, all parties can begin to recover and live life. But, what if you need to relocate with your child for a new job? If you have custody of the child, you should find out what is legal and what is not when it comes to relocating during a custody arrangement. Here are some tips for explaining relocation to your child in Florida.

First and foremost, you need to make it known to the child that you are not moving to take the child away from the other parent. Explain to the child why you have to move and why the child is going with you. Explain that you have custody of the child and that you are starting a new job that you need to live close to in order to succeed.

Tell the child that the other parent will be more than welcome to visit you when he or she pleases. Also, tell the child that he or she will be allowed to spend time with the other parent at his or her home when it can be scheduled.

Prepare the child for starting in a new school. Try to take a trip to your new home so the child can see it before moving in, and so he or she can tour their new school before walking in for the first time on the morning of their first day.

It is never easy to tell a child that you will be moving. It becomes even more difficult when the move will take them away from the other parent who does not live with you. If you follow the tips presented here, you should be able to make it just a little bit easier on all involved in Orlando.