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Can father prevent mother from taking daughter, age 8 to Florida

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Mother with history of alcohol abuse. Live in boyfriend. Father established with employment. Mother not employed. Both mother and father have lived in Tennessee for over a year. Divorce in Florida over 4 years ago. Child has stated prefers to stay with father and not move to Florida. Joint custody from Florida with mother having primary residence.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  RayAnswers replied 7 years ago.
Thanks for your question. You have good facts to return to Florida to motion to modify here. You can certainly do so. The child's desires are important here and will be considered no doubt. You may need a Florida lawyer here because of distance and mom to deal with.

To me the child's desires and her best interests mean that you get custody by asking for it here and having a hearing..

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Is Florida ruling valid in Tennessee after residence change? He was told is not valid. Both parents are in Tennessee at this time. How does he go about initiating change/request for custody in Tennessee with time limitations? He has limited resources post divorce and establishment of new jobs and residence.
Expert:  RayAnswers replied 7 years ago.
If the divorce was in Florida they have coniuing jurisdiction to hear this. Even though the parties have moved the state still has jurisdiction. Here are forms..

There are forms here and self help centers to help you..

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