The Florida procedure for relocating children during or after a Florida divorce changed again on October 1, 2009. In this continuing series about the 2009 divorce law changes, we look at what happens when the non-moving parent does not file an objection (on time) to the relocation of the children.
The procedure of Florida Statute 61.13001 now specifies that if the non-moving parent does not file an objection on time, there is a legal presumption that the move is in the best interest of the children and the petition can be granted without a hearing. The order will adopt the revised timesharing schedule that was proposed in the relocation petition.
If you are the non-moving parent, be sure that you file an objection on time if you object to the child moving. If your objection is not filed on time, the judge can find the move is in the best interest of the children and approve the relocation without a hearing.
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