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Child Relocation Attorneys in Tampa Bay, FL

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Parents that share custody of their children with ex-partners know that working out visits and holidays can be challenging. Schedules rarely align, and many parents get frustrated when they aren't able to spend enough time with their kids. Consequently, when one parent decides to relocate, a new set of obstacles can complicate your life and your custody agreement.

Child relocation attorneys can assist you in determining the best course of action for you, your ex-partner, and your child. The team at The Law Offices of Steven J. Glaros & Associates is well-versed in Florida family law, and we offer more than 30 years of experience to clients seeking child relocation lawyers in Tampa Bay, FL. Let us help you understand your rights, as well as your legal options for child relocation.


What is Child Relocation?

Many parents share custody of their children with ex-partners. Custody varies from family to family; however, most couples settle on joint, rotating, or sole custody.

This can lead to issues when one parent decides to relocate. Some move to take advantage of new job opportunities, while others move to be closer to loved ones. No matter you or your ex-partner's reasons for moving, though, the question remains—how will shared custody and visitation work when long distance is involved?

In many cases, a court will intervene on the noncustodial parent's behalf. Courts prefer to make decisions based on the child's best interests; however, if relocation isn't ideal for the child or the noncustodial parent, they may require the custodial parent to adhere to some conditions. Just a few of the things that can influence a court's decision about child relocation include:

  • Distance
  • Visitation Agreements
  • Initial Custody Agreements
  • Notice of Intent to Move
  • Travel Costs
  • Child Support Schedule
Child Relocation in Tampa Bay, FL

How Child Relocation Lawyers Can Help

No matter what side of a child relocation situation you're on, you can depend on our firm to provide the legal assistance you need. Let us help you and your ex-partner come to a compromise that suits everyone, or let us petition for your preferences in court. We're strong advocates for child relocation rights, as well as advocates for parents who stand to see less of their children should the custodial parent relocate.


Contact our child relocation lawyers to find out more about factors that affect a petition for relocation. We proudly serve clients in Tampa Bay, Brandon, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Oldsmar, and New Port Richey, FL.