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How hard is it to move out of state?

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The question often arises during a divorce “how hard is it to move out of state?” Theodore Rechel of Rechel & Associates in Tampa, Florida answers this question.

Video Transcript:

There's already a final judgment or an order that establishes a parenting plan and a time sharing schedule. Or if there is an action pending to establish a parenting plan, any time sharing schedule, then there is a specific statutory relocation procedure that has to be followed. The statute is very specific and has a number of factors that the court has to look at including the clock, the nature and quality of the relationship that each party has with the child, also employment opportunities that would be in existence the proposed relocation site, and also in the Tampa Bay area, the travel expenses, the difficulty of travel and what the alternate time sharing arrangement would be. A petition has to be filed, the non-relocating parent would have the ability to object to the relocation and if there is an objective, then there normally has to be a hearing. If there's a temporary relocation as proposed, any trial later down the road, so it could be a very difficult process. It is a very important decision. It is not to be taken lightly and not following the statutory procedure is unlawful. If that is an issue in someone's case, they must consult an attorney.


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