Fort Lauderdale Attorney For Parental Relocation Disputes
There are many reasons why a parent looks to move out of state – a new job offer, an opportunity to be closer to family or a fresh start. However, for parents who are divorced or those who were never married and share parenting time, moving can be a very complex issue.
Brydger & Porras, LLP, is a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, family law firm that provides straightforward legal advice and dedicated advocacy to parents engaged in issues related to timesharing and parenting issues. Its attorneys bring more than 50 years of combined legal experience to each case they handle, ensuring that clients have the high-caliber representation they need when decisions affect their future.
Factors Considered In Child Relocation Cases
When court orders provide that both parents are entitled to time with their children and a relocation would make the existing parenting plan unworkable, a co-parent must sign off on the other parent moving away with the children or the court must decide whether the move is in the best interests of the children.
Courts consider a number of factors when determining if a move will be permitted, including:
- The reason for the move
- The benefit of the move to the parent
- The effect of the move on the child
- The ability of the child to maintain a relationship with both parents
The court will typically look to the parent who wants to move to propose a plan that will address parenting time arrangements, as well as how transportation will occur and how the costs will be shared. Gordon Brydger and Carin Porras are board-certified marital and family law attorneys with insight into what courts are looking for in a viable plan. They work closely with clients and a network of professionals, including vocational experts and child psychologists, to give clients the best possible chance of achieving their goals.