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At the office of Alan R. Burton, Attorney at Law, I have worked closely with men and women in divorce matters for over 35 years. I have built and maintained my successful practice on a commitment to personal service, always working one-on-one with you to learn your goals and concerns, so that I can help you implement solutions that meet your needs, especially when a complicated issue such as relocation arises. I place a high priority on communication, striving to make myself available when you need to talk with me.

I provide a free initial consultation to all clients. To schedule an appointment, contact my office or call me at (954) 229-1660 (my cell at (954) 295-9222).

Experienced Florida Child Relocation Lawyer Protecting Your Interests

In over three decades of practice, I have represented many custodial and noncustodial parents in cases involving requests to relocate as a skilled and thorough Boca Raton child relocation lawyer. Under Florida law, in order for a custodial parent to move more than 50 miles away from the other parent, the court must grant permission for the move. This is accomplished by filing a supplemental petition to relocate with minor child or children. The court will then make a determination, based on a number of factors, including:

  • The reasons for the move — The court will want to make certain that the move is not for the purpose of limiting the other parent's access to the child. Permission may be granted to be close to other family or support, to address health concerns, to protect the child from harm, or to pursue educational or employment opportunities.
  • Whether substitute visitation can be established — The court will want to promote a meaningful parent-child relationship for both parents.
  • Prior visitation experience — The court will look at how much visitation was granted in the past and whether the noncustodial parent has taken advantage of visitation.
  • The payment of child support — The court may consider whether the noncustodial parent has met his or her child support obligations.
  • The relationship between each parent and the child
  • The preference of the child (if the child has reached a certain age)

Whether you are the custodial or noncustodial parent, I will handle all matters related to a child move-away relocation request, preparing and filing all documents required and acting as your advocate in all hearings or proceedings. If a move needs to take place in a fairly short period of time, I can help you expedite the process. If the child move-away relocation petition is approved, I will also help you seek modification of child custody, visitation and child support orders, if appropriate.

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To arrange a free initial consultation, contact me by email or call me at (954) 229-1660 (my cell at (954) 295-9222). I offer flexible office hours for your convenience. I accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Client Reviews
“I made the decision to go with Mr. Burton and it proved to be the best decision I could make as he was able to get my children back. Mr. Burton is a true professional, who knows the law and cares about the concerns of his client. I have never met an attorney who is as good as he is, and is as compassionate as well. I'm forever grateful for all that he has done.” Stefan B.
"Alan Burton represented me on a tough child support case. He was extremely professional, aggressive and ethical in the courtroom. He is very honest and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him for any case, no questions asked. Thank you Mr. Burton for all of your help and support through this time." Abigail A.
"My experience with Alan Burton and Assoc. has always been positive. Using this firm for all my legal needs since the late 80's, I have referred other clients all with positive outcomes. Alan and his staff always complete and resolve his client's needs." Patricia S.