Understanding Your Rights Under Florida’s Relocation Statute

Migrating in the Midst of a Divorce?

At the point when a couple choose to separate, however plan to live in a similar geographic region, it is genuinely simple for a court to resolve the issue of care by granting equivalent, or significant, timesharing.

Notwithstanding, this issue can turn out to be very complicated (and hostile) when one of the companions needs to move a significant distance away to an alternate piece of Florida, or an alternate state completely, and want to take their youngster, or kids, with them. At the point when this present circumstance emerges, there is a particular legal arrangement that oversees how to grant care when one of the guardians needs to migrate somewhere else.



At the point when you or your prospective ex-companion needs to move at least 50 miles away for 60 days or longer, the Florida migration rule is set off. The Florida migration resolution (for example Segment 61.13001 of the Florida Statutes) oversees parental migration with a youngster. As per Section 61.13001 of the Florida Statutes, “migration” is viewed as an adjustment of the home of a parent or other individual from their rule spot of home (I) at the time the last request was placed laying out or changing timesharing, or (ii) at the time the last forthcoming activity that laid out or changed timesharing.


Movement Statute

The movement resolution was established by the Florida governing body all together forestall involved with a separation settling on the one-sided choice to migrate. The party looking to move to an alternate region with their kid needs to document a Notice of Intent to Relocate with the court. The other party in the separation continuing has the option to record a complaint.

In the event that you or your prospective ex-mate need to move to an alternate region, you want to introduce proof to the court that demonstrates, by a vast majority of the proof, that migrating to one more piece of the state or to an alternate state is to the greatest advantage of the kid. In the event that you, or your prospective ex, can meet this obligation to prove anything, the weight will then move to the parent who is waiting. They should show, by a vast majority of the proof, that the potential movement isn’t to the greatest advantage of their kid. When this contention is passed on to the court, the appointed authority will dissect current realities and enter a choice.


Migrating to an alternate piece of Florida, or an alternate state, with your youngster without following the prerequisites of the movement resolution can bring about the court requiring unforgiving punishments. For instance, the migrating party could be:

• Censured of court

• Requested to force the arrival of the youngster

• Dependent upon huge alterations to the court’s time-sharing timetable

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