If a couple gets a divorce, can the mother take the kids and move back to her hometown? 4 Answers as of August 11, 2016

The kids were born in America and have lived here their whole lives. She would be removing them from their schools, their familiar environment, and their father. Would that be legal?

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Law Office of Robert E McCall | Robert McCall
Depends on the language in the Final Judgment. If the FJ says she can move then no problem If the FJ is silent on the point then you must comply with Florida Statute 61.13001. Safest to have the FJ reviewed by an attorney.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 8/11/2016
Carey and Leisure | John Smitten
No. You have to get a court order prior to moving out of state.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 8/11/2016
R. Jason de Groot, P.A
R. Jason de Groot, P.A | R. Jason de Groot
When a couple gets divorced and the mother wants to move more than 50 miles, she must either get written permission from the father or a court order. It is called a relocation petition that she must file. If she moves without getting written permission or a court order, the ex Husband can get right back into court and get it ordered that she must return the children. She can live anywhere she wants, but she cannot take the children with her.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 8/10/2016
Mediation Services of Southwest Florida
Mediation Services of Southwest Florida | Dennis J. Leffert, J.D.
Relocation of either or both parents shall be determined by Florida Statute 61.13001. In summary, if either parent relocates more than 50 miles with the children it will require Court approval. Good luck.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 8/10/2016
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