In the land of the free, divorced parents or others who are living under custody arrangements may not feel free to roam. The truth is, parents in Florida who share child custody arrangements can't just decide to relocate themselves and the child without agreement of the other party or court permission. In fact, under the law, you can't move more than 50 miles away from your current residence with a minor child without a written agreement or approval from a judge.
For many parents, the statutes might seem like common sense measures that are unlikely to cause a problem. Why, some parents might say, would I want to move my minor child away from her support system and school district? But as soon as a new job opportunity or the appeal of a new city comes calling, parents begin to understand. For anyone in this situation, it's important to know your rights.