The state of Florida recognizes that many parents which to move out of the state. In the last few years, Florida has adopted new statutes to address relocations.
As of the current statute, if a parent wants to move more than 50 miles away from their current location the parent must file a petition with the court asking for permission to do so.
The moving parent must also demonstrate that the relocation is in the best interest of the child. Additionally, if the relocation will affect the other parents timeshare the relocating parent will have a higher burden associated with modifying a visitation agreement.
The parent not relocating will have the opportunity to object to the relocation and Florida Law sets forth several factors that the court must consider when determining the relocation.