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Court Action and Considerations Following Relocation Request

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When court intervention is required to resolve an issue regarding the relocation of a child, there are several things that may occur following initial actions taken by an interested party. If all parties agree to the relocation, or if a parent or other person entitled access to or time-sharing with a child, fails to file a timely response, the court shall, absent good cause, enter an order permitting relocation, and adopt the access and time-sharing schedule and transportation arrangements contained in the petition. However, it is important to note the statutory language “absent good cause.” Consequently, if the court finds good cause for denying a request for relocation, the court may elect to invoke this discretionary authority in entering a ruling.

After a request for relocation has been properly filed and served upon all interested parties, and depending on the circumstances, the court may address a relocation matter in one or more of the following manners, including:

    • Enter an order granting or denying a Petition to Relocate
    • Enter an order granting or denying a Request for Ratification if there is an existing cause of action, judgment or decree of record
    • Enter an order granting or denying a Request for Modification associated with relocation
    • Enter an order granting or denying Request for Temporary Order
    • Enter an order granting other appropriate remedial relief
    • Require that a Preliminary Hearing be held prior to ruling
    • Require that an Evidentiary Hearing be held prior to ruling
    • Require that a Nonjury Trial be held prior to ruling, where such request has been made
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Assessing the manner in which a matter will proceed following a relocation request is dependent on several factors. Common factors that should be taken into consideration include:

    • The nature of the request being made
    • Whether the statutory requirements of a relocation request have been adhered to
    • Whether the relocation is contested
    • Any factor that concerns the best interests of the child
    • Whether good cause exists for denying or granting the relocation
    • Whether an interested party has filed a timely response to a relocation request

It is important to note that the actions that may be taken by the court and the assessment factors stated herein are provided merely as examples. Every family law matter is unique, and should be evaluated based upon the individual circumstances associated with a particular matter.

Gainesville Relocation Attorney Karen S. Yochim, of the Law Office of Alba & Yochim P.A., has over a decade of family law practice experience, and have handled numerous relocation matters throughout Gainesville, Ocala, and surrounding communities. We proudly serve clients with family law matters in the following counties: Alachua, Marion, Lake, Gilchrest, Baker, Dixie, Putnam, Levy, Clay, Bradford, Union, Columbia, Lafayette, Suwannee, and Hamilton.