If the parents agree, they may do whatever they wish. But under Florida law, a court may not separate the children from each other, and distribute them in the parents’ homes, except for the most compelling reasons. In one case, a Florida couple, with three children, divorced. After the divorce, the father moved to Virginia, and asked the court for permission to take all three children with him. The court gave him permission as to take two of the children, but denied permission as to the third child. The father appealed. The appellate court said the father must be allowed to take the third child to Virginia along with his siblings, unless there is a compelling reason for separating the children.
Attorney Samuel A. Walker is a partner at CPLS, P.A., and focuses his practice on civil and criminal appeals. If you are unhappy with the judge’s decision in your case, contact Attorney Walker today at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss an appeal.