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Remarried does not equal Relocation

One popular factor that people use is that now that they are remarried, they need to relocate. Contrary to popular belief, this is not a very persuasive argument. Relocation is very difficult, even in an original matter; it is extremely difficult in a modification or supplemental matter (after final judgment). The relocation has to be what is best for the child, not the parent. If there are two active parents, it is highly unlikely that the judge is going to permit one parent to remove the child(ren) from the other parent. Relocation becomes less complicated if the parent who is not relocating does not stay involved with his/her child(ren). There are specifics that must be followed, enumerated in the statute, in order for one to file the Petition for Relocation properly; further, you must object to the same in a very specific fashion in order to avoid the judge from making an decision on an ex parte basis. Relocation is an area of law that is not one that a lay person should do pro bono (representing yourself) as there are very specific rules and deadlines that can cause extreme consequences if not followed properly. Here at Schwam-Wilcox & Associates, we can guide you through this difficult process, and ensure that your arguments are memorialized properly and that you have the best chance of relocating or preventing the relocation. You can speak to one of our attorneys for more information regarding your specific facts, we can be contacted at 407-245-7700 or You can also visit our website at


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