My ex has no problem with me moving 55 miles away with my son. I am the custodial parent. My ex has had DCF called on him 2x because of how he has treated my son and last october had my son arrested saying my son attacked him. My ex has since dropped the charges and the file has been closed. My son does not want to leave this area saying all his friends are here and he doesn't like my boyfriend who we would be moving in with since it would be much cheaper to live due to jealousy and competing for my attention I understand this is normal behavior and we need to work through this. I can't afford to live where we are since I only get $101 in child support. My ex doesn't care one way or the other if my son lives with him. I want my son with me.
Since your son is still a minor, it is not up to him where he lives or who he lives with. If your ex has agreed to allow you to relocate your son and you have obtained an order from the court ratifying that agreement, then your son does not have a choice.
The first answer is correct. Your minor child doesn't get to make decisions for the household. Since you are moving more than 50 miles away from the child's primary residence then you would still need to comply with Florida's parental relocation statute. If you file a notice of intent to relocate and your ex does not file an objection within the time period, you can move.
An experienced family law attorney would help ensure that you filed the paperwork correctly.
This is only general advice and should not be considered a specific legal assessment of your case. For a consultation contact our office at (352) 593-5990.
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