In Florida, can a divorced or single parent move with or without their child?
If you have made arrangements to move with your child without being sure you are acting legally, think again. The ramifications of relocating with your child without approval from the other parent or the court are potentially hazardous. A Court could hold you in contempt of Court or make you move back to your old location with the children, or worse, give up custody to the other parent.
“Relocation” means a change in the location of the principal residence of a parent or other person from his or her principal place of residence at the time of the last order establishing or modifying time-sharing, or at the time of filing the pending action to establish or modify time-sharing. The change of location must be at least 50 miles from that residence, and for at least 60 consecutive days not including a temporary absence from the principal residence for purposes of vacation, education, or the provision of health care for the child.