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Military Divorce Child Custody & Child Relocation
All child custody cases deal with issues such as time-sharing and child support, whether the case is a civilian or a military one.
The Military Parent and Florida Child Relocation
The state of Florida considers a minor child’s needs and interests above all else. According to public policy, one of a minor child’s biggest needs is seeing both parents on a regular basis. If a parent wishes to relocate with the child more than 50 miles from his or her current address, then the parent must get permission from court or clear the relocation with the other parent. This is regardless if the relocating parent is the minority timesharing parent.
A military service member who receives orders to relocate is not relieved of his or her obligations of Florida child relocation. He or she must still seek consent of the other party or go to court for a hearing on your relocation concerns.
A military member parent, at some point, may be deployed as part of his or her duties. Florida lawmakers protect this individual in two ways:
Do You Have Questions About Florida Military Divorce?
If you have questions regarding military family law matters in Florida contact an experienced family law attorney with military divorce experience.
Florida is a no-fault divorce state. The only requirements to getting a Florida divorce is that the marriage is irretrievably broken and that the filing spouse meets the residency requirements. The only other ground for divorce in Florida besides the marriage being irretrievably broken is mental incapacity of one of the spouses.
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