In generations past, it was common to grow up and marry someone from your hometown, settle down in the same community, rear your children and work at the same job for 40 years. Other than for annual vacations and overseas deployments in times of war, some people never left the area in which they were born and raised during their lifetimes.
With your divorce in the past, you may have an interest in relocating with your children. If you have physical custody of your children, you're in a position to at least consider this idea.
Many things will change for your children after divorce. For example, they have to get used to living with one parent instead of both. While this is a big change, with the right approach, you can ease the stress and help everyone live a more enjoyable life.
Sometimes, a change in location is just the thing you need to radically transform your life -- and the life of your child. Maybe you're in Florida, and your career specialty doesn't have any opportunities here. Maybe you received a once-in-a-lifetime job opportunity that will pay you so much more income that it will improve the kind of life you can provide for your kids.
Imagine you are the noncustodial parent and you only get to see your child for a couple of days, every other week. The time that passes in-between each visit is an agony. Now imagine that your ex-spouse wants to move away to another state, so you will virtually never get to see your son or daughter -- except for holidays and certain weeks during the summer each year. If your ex is trying to relocate with your child, you might be able to defend against the move.
Maybe you received an excellent job offer from a new employer 300 miles away. Maybe you want to move to a new state to be closer to your family members who can help you raise your child. If the other parent of your child doesn't agree with the move, it's possible you'll be out of luck.
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.
Usually when child support orders are placed, they concern the finances of two people living in the same state. However, if you live in the state of Florida and the other parent lives in another state, the situation can become a little more complex.
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.
After a divorce or separation, it is common for at least one member of the former couple to move away. When children are involved, this situation can become complicated, because it means that the family unit will be separated geographically.