Chapter 11 bankruptcy and other matters create estate quandary

On behalf of Furr & Cohen, P.A. posted in Child Custody on Sunday, June 5, 2016.

There are numerous reasons why people move. Whether it is for work or family or some other reason, moves can be problematic, especially after a divorce where children were involved. If you were awarded primary custody of your children after the divorce, your need to move could be significantly hindered and you may find yourself back in court, especially if your former spouse contests the relocation of his or her children.

In most states the parent who is needing to relocate is required to create a suggested visitation plan. Within this plan, the custodial parent needs to list out times and places in the new location where the noncustodial parent will be able to meet up with the children. This plan usually allows for lengthier visitation times and more generous holiday visits as well.

Child custody laws vary from state to state, but as long as you and the courts continue to keep the best interests of your child in the forefront, never reducing their well-being to vindictive wins by making them pawns in your chess game, the courts try to work with every situation that is reasonable.

Whether you are a parent concerned that your former spouse and the primary custodian of your children is contemplating a move or whether you are the parent with primary custody and are facing a move, you need an advocate on your side. Your Florida family law attorney should be able to help you make reasonable efforts to keep your former spouse involved in a parenting plan that covers the distance and keeps your children paramount.