If you are a single parent or if you are no longer in a relationship with the other parent of your child, it is likely that you will sometimes find that life decisions are made difficult by the other parent. You might feel that the other parent puts limits on your freedom and on what you can do with your child.

Relocating as a co-parent is a prime example of the strains that can arise in a co-parenting relationship. If your child was born in the state of Florida and if it is currently yours and the other parent’s base, relocation may feel like a big step.

What is the impact of relocation?

It might be that you have better career opportunities in a different state, but know that moving will impact the bond your child has with their other parent. It is important to think about the pros and cons of the move from your child’s perspective.

How can I talk to the other parent about relocation?

It is very important that you talk in an open and mature way to the other parent as soon as you are seriously considering the move. You should address their concerns such as their fear that they will lose touch with their child. You might also suggest a new visitation schedule that would work from their perspective.

How do child custody courts judge the situation?

The child custody courts always strive to make decisions based on the child’s best interests. If you are considering relocating with your child, it is important that you understand how the law works in the state of Florida.