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Figuring out where to live after a divorce

If you are going through a divorce or separation and children are involved, it is likely that it means that you and your former partner need to work together to figure out how you will co-parent in the future. If one or neither of you is from the state in which you currently reside, one of you may express the desire to relocate. However. relocating can have a big impact on child visitation, and it can have an impact on the relationship that you have with your former partner.

If you or the parent of your child is considering relocating from the state of Florida or to another city within the state, it is important to learn about where child custody law stands in regard to relocation matters.

Relocating as a custodial parent

If you are a custodial parent, you may have to give written notice when you plan to relocate for a significant amount of time with your children. In some cases, the relocation will not be consented to by the child custody courts without the consent of the noncustodial parent.

When the relocation has been agreed upon in principle, a new parenting plan can be drafted so that the noncustodial parent has a way to keep in touch with his or her children, and so that there is still a structure in place.

If you are concerned about the implications that a relocation might have on your relationship with your child or children, it is important that you take the time to address any concerns and conduct thorough research.

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