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Florida Lawyer Helping Parents With Relocation Issues

Established attorney helps families resolve disputes about moving in Florida

Child custody, timesharing and the development of a parenting plan are the most difficult issues a parent faces during divorce. In many cases, shared parental responsibility and timesharing is awarded. This can be a great solution in the short term, but problems can arise when one parent needs to move out of the area. Law Office of Patricia Lynch Franklin, P.A. is dedicated to protecting your rights to raise your child in a healthy, thriving environment. Ms. Franklin represents parents in Highlands, Hardee and Polk Counties who are seeking permission from a court to move their children, as well as parents seeking to prohibit the other parent’s relocation with the children.

Reliable counsel helps you avoid legal problems

In the event there is a prior existing order that governs visitation and timesharing, or if there is a pending action in which visitation and timesharing are issues, a parent wishing to relocate more than 50 miles from their present residence must file a relocation petition.  A relocation petition has certain specific requirements that must be addressed within the petition.  Compliance with those requirements is mandatory.  Even if the parties are both agreeable to the relocation, certain issues must be addressed such as timesharing, holiday timesharing and transportation for timesharing.  The chief concern of the court is that the best interests of the child are paramount. Common reasons why parents move include:

  • New career opportunities
  • Loss of a job
  • Medical care for you or your child
  • Caring for a parent or relative in another state
  • Marriage or a serious relationship

Ms. Franklin works hard to demonstrate why your move is necessary and in the child’s best interests. She strives for an optimal resolution of your relocation case, whether you are the party seeking to relocate or the party seeking to stop the relocation of the children.

Contact an experienced and reputable family law attorney in Highlands, Hardee and Polk Counties, Florida

Call Law Office of Patricia Lynch Franklin, P.A. at 863-304-8016 or contact me online to schedule a consultation with a family law attorney in Sebring, Florida.