In Florida, parents of children are required to comply with Section 61.13001, Florida Statutes when dealing with a parental relocation with a child. The Florida legislature and Courts recognize that a relocation of a child can be quite traumatic and life changing for both the parent and the child. It is important for parents to comply with the terms of this statute whether the relocation is agreed upon or contested. Parents should always consider the best interest of the child in making decisions including but not limited to relocation. You can read about the details of this statute at the Official Site for Florida Statutes – Section 61.13001, Florida Statutes. Reading this statute and complying with its terms can be quite confusing and stressful for many parents. As such, it is advisable to retain the services of a Jacksonville, Florida Child Custody Attorney in order to make sure that the statute is being complied with and that the best interests of the child are being met.