The Florida Legislature changed the child relocation laws in the 2009 legislative session. The changes took effect on October 1, 2009.
One of the procedural changes to the law has to do with the time that the non-moving parent has to respond to a petition for relocation. Under the previous law, the non-moving parent had 30 days to file an objection to the notice. That put all the burden of filing in court on the parent who objected. Now the moving parent must file a petition for relocation in court. The time to respond is now 20 days, like other family law petitions.