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Thank you for using Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed Florida lawyer. I am sorry you have been waiting awhile for assistance, but hope I can help.When we talk about undue influence in terms of custody and visitation issues, what you're really speaking about is parental alienation. Parental alienation occurs when one parent does things like make disparaging or derogatory comments about the other parent in front of the child, refuses to abide by court ordered visitation, makes the child feel guilty for spending time with the other parent, or uses the child to communicate negative messages to the other parent ("mom says we can't go on vacation this year because you're a deadbeat who won't pay child support"). It doesn't sound like --at least from these facts -that there is parental alienation in this situation. However, I do think it would be a good idea for you to mention to the mother (and do it in email so you have a record of written correspondence) to please be careful about voicing her displeasure about Florida and desire to leave in front of your daughter because she is picking up on it, and that it is best an issue discussed between the two of you. If it builds up to where your daughter begins to resent you or she uses your daughter like a pawn to manipulate things, then that could be alienation.If she really wants to move, well then she will have to abide by your terms that you both agreed to -but in the meantime it is perfectly reasonable to expect her to discuss this only with you. Your daughter is a minor and as such does not get to make the decision regarding relocating.
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