Even after a divorce is final, there are a number of situations and circumstances that can cause friction between you and your co-parent. Cohabitation is a difficult topic to discuss, particularly if the co-parenting relationship is contentious. If you want to relocate out of state with your child, you’ll have to meet certain standards set by the court.
Florida law allows a parent to move within 50 miles of their current residence with their child. A move of this distance does not require any additional paperwork or permission from the other parent. If you want to move more than 50 miles away from your place of residence, you must get written agreement from the other parent or serving a Petition to Relocate. Moving without the permission of the other parent or the court may put you in contempt of a court order, and as a result, you may be required to return to your previous residence. A previous attempt to move without permission can be taken into account in future modifications of your timesharing schedule or parenting plan.