When a Divorce case is pending can one Parent move with a child from Florida?
In Duval County, an order is entered in every family law case called the Standing Family Law Order. Among other things, this order prohibits permanently relocating a child outside the State of Florida without the written permission of the other parent or a court order. Other counties may have similar standing orders.
One of the key words in the order is PERMANENT. Unless there is another court order prohibiting you, there is nothing wrong with taking a child outside of Florida for a vacation. You just can’t move the child outside the state.
During a divorce or paternity case, this situation is also covered by Florida’s relocation statute which prohibits the relocation of a parent more than 50 miles from their residence when the case was filed without the written permission of the other parent or a court order.
It is important to note that this applies to both parents, not just the parent that lives with the child.