There are many situations when a change to the parenting plan will be in the best interest of the child. For instance, an order of protection can be implemented if a risk of domestic violence or abuse threatens a child or parent. A parent who successfully requests an order of protection from the court will automatically be given temporary custody of the child. In order to obtain a permanent change in the parenting plan, the parent must petition a Florida family law court and get approval for a parenting plan modification.
Florida family law encourages parents to share the rights, responsibilities, and joys of raising their children. Relocation of one parent to a location that is 50 miles or more from their current residence may also be grounds for a parenting plan modification. A relocation of 50 miles or more by one parent may make it unattainable for a child to maintain frequent and continued contact with both parents. However, relocation will not necessarily result in a modification. The relocating parent will need to show that the parenting plan modification is in the best interests of the child in order to be approved by the court.
There are numerous other reasons why a parent may petition for a change to the parenting plan. Regardless of the reasons for the modification request, a Florida family law court will only approve a change if it is in the best interests of the child. It is important to hire a Tampa family attorney who knows what factors a court will consider, and who can effectively persuade the court that your plan is in the child’s best interest.
Consult With a Child Custody Lawyer in the Tampa Bay area
The child custody attorneys at Florida Law Advisers, P.A. have years of experience in both advocating for or protecting from parenting plan modifications. We are skilled attorneys who know what factors are important to Florida family law judges in child custody modification cases. If you think a modification will be in your child’s best interest, or you want to stop a proposed change to the parenting plan, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our professional legal team is dedicated and passionate about these matters and will work tirelessly to help achieve the outcome you desire.