At the office of Alan R. Burton, Attorney at Law, I have worked closely with men and women in divorce matters for over 40 years. I have built and maintained my 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 me or call me at (954) 229-1660 or my cell at (954) 295-9222. Email me at

Experienced Florida Child Relocation Lawyer Protecting Your Interests

In over four decades of practice, I have represented many 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 other parent has taken advantage of visitation.
  • The payment of child support — The court may consider whether the parent who pays child support 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)

I will handle all matters related to a relocation request by one parent 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 relocation petition is approved, I will also help you seek modification of time sharing, visitation and child support orders, if appropriate.

Moving Out of State? Contact My Palm Beach County or Broward County Offices.

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

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"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...

Abigail A.

"As a single working mother of two young children, I totally appreciated Alan's flexibility to E mail and to converse by phone. There were times I could only respond or ask questions regarding my case well after 6 P.M. and Alan always made himself available to suit my schedule. Alan is a single dad...

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"I give great pleasure in writing this review for Mr. Alan Burton. He was a tremendous help in resolving my foreign divorce/child custody case. Very competent, knowledgeable and always available; day and night. I am located in the Middle East and had a very complicated divorce/child custody case...

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"As any devoted parent who loves their children, imagine the thought of your children being abducted by another parent. The feeling of not knowing if you will ever get them back, the anxiety of court proceedings, and a possible International custody battle. This is something I would never want any...

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