Daytona Beach, FL asked in Family Law for Florida

Q: Do grandparents have a legal right to keep their grandchild from moving out of state.

My wife and I want to move with our toddler. He loves grandma and grandpa but they are extremely toxic. Can they legally keep us stuck in state? (FL)

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Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber
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  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Unless there has been a prior court order to the contrary, grandparents have no legal right to prevent a grandchild from moving anywhere. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.

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Ira Markowitz
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Ira Markowitz
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  • Coral Springs, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: I have litigated this issue years ago and the answer is still the same the grandparents don't have standing.

Relocation issues only involve the parents

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