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Child Relocation Lawyers in Tampa

Child relocation involves moving a child significantly further away from their current home in cases where the parents are separated or divorced. This move can be within the state, another state, or even another country. 

This can become a contentious issue primarily because it affects custody arrangements under the parenting plan. Relocations potentially reduce the time the child spends with the non-moving parent and impact that parent’s ability to maintain a close relationship with their child.

Relocating a shared child requires going through the family courts in a specific legal process. At Rechel & Associates, our family law attorneys can help you when seeking or contesting such an impactful move. With decades of combined experience practicing family law in the Florida courts, our team is well-equipped to help you by building a compelling case aimed at securing an optimum outcome. 

Reserve your consultation appointment with a Tampa child relocation attorney by contacting us online or at (656) 219-3970

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    "He Fought Like A Lion"
    It was a hard case and Ted fought for me so mightily and with such clever tactics that no other approach by any other attorney would not have gotten such a perfect outcome. He will fight like a lion to win your case.
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Florida Law on Child Relocation

The law requires the relocating parent to provide a written notice detailing the relocation plan to the other parent in Florida. This notice allows the non-relocating parent to agree or object to the move. 

If the parents cannot agree, the matter may proceed to court for a decision. The court evaluates several factors to determine whether the relocation serves the child's best interests, including the child's relationship with both parents, the age and needs of the child, the feasibility of preserving the child’s relationship with the non-relocating parent, and the reasons for and against the move.

The Process for Seeking a Relocation

To legally relocate with a child, the relocating parent must either obtain written consent from the other parent or a court order allowing the relocation. The process involves submitting a petition to the court, detailing the relocation plan and how it serves the child's best interests. 

How Our Firm Can Help

Our law firm has extensive experience in handling child relocation cases. For parents seeking relocation, we offer comprehensive legal representation, ensuring that your proposal addresses all factors the court considers and advocating for your child's best interests. 

We provide robust defense strategies for parents contesting a relocation to maintain parental rights and preserve their relationship with their children. We aim to achieve the best possible outcomes for you and your children through detailed preparation, effective negotiation, and dedicated advocacy.

Understanding the complexity of child relocation cases and their profound impact on all involved is crucial. Whether contemplating a relocation or opposing one, having knowledgeable legal representation is essential. 

Our Tampa law firm is committed to guiding parents through this challenging process, safeguarding your rights, and prioritizing your child's well-being every step of the way.

Contact us online or at (656) 219-3970 to consult with a Tampa relocation lawyer about your case. 

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