Miami, FL asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Florida

Q: Due to Covid I might not be able to live in my rented home, or home town.

In our family plan, it says it I cannot move more than 50 miles away. But he has moved over three times always in the 50 miles further and further. We’re almost at the furthest point we can be. I currently live in Miami I would like to move to Fort Lauderdale or maybe even south somewhere where it is a little more affordable. What do I have to do to be able to move or have a good cause to move over the 50 mile mark. I do not have family here my only families in California and I don’t wanna move that far. This would change home schools and more. I Only have a few months to decide. I work from home- but may need to expand to a office where rent is cheaper too.

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Vanessa Vasquez de Lara
Vanessa Vasquez de Lara
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A: Relocations are moving more than 50 miles from where you lived at the time that the parenting plan was entered. The move is not 50 miles from the Father. This could lead you both to living up to 99.9 miles from each other if you each move almost 50 miles from the original family home. This could cause issues with the timesharing, but is permitted by Florida law.

Your move, if it is less than 50 miles, does not require permission or even coordination. But changing the schools, doctors, or other professionals does require cooperation or coordination with the other parent if you have shared parental responsibility. If the move is more than 50 miles, then you will need the other parents permission or a court order for relocation. relocations are tough, but less difficult if within the State of Florida.

Good luck!

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