Custody issues are arguably the most important you’ll face during your divorce or separation. It’s also possible for parents who were never married to one another to face all the same important issues and considerations.

The custody of your child and the right of you or the other parent to relocate with children can be contentious and difficult. Protecting your parental rights is the highest priority of most divorcing / separating parents. It’s essential you find an attorney familiar with custody and relocation laws in your state, and who can work to protect your rights and the well-being of your child if you are concerned about your parental rights.

Creating Custody Arrangements that Work for Divorcing Families

Questions of custody and relocation arise even in the least contentious situations. Even when everyone feels as though they are putting their child’s best interest in mind, the divorce process can become a nightmare if parents disagree.

If you and the other parent are in the midst of a divorce or separation and you have concerns about your custody rights or you have questions about what you or your former spouse can and cannot do regarding your children, we can help.

We understand that when parents sit down to hammer out a custody arrangement, things can get dicey. It is an emotionally charged situation and if they face any disagreement at all, the situation can escalate.

Working with an experienced family law attorney helps guide your decision and keeps the process focused on your child’s best interest. And if your soon-to-be-former spouse challenges your right to custody of your child, your attorney will be by your side to protect your rights.

Relocation Causes Stress on Divorcing or Divorced Families

There’s no way to predict the future and at some point, you or your child’s other parent might need to relocate. The relocation might come as a result of your marriage ending, or it might be long after your divorce.

It’s also possible for parents who were never married to one another to face issues regarding relocation.

Whether you are divorcing or newly divorced, or never married and have managed your family as a single parent for the duration of your child’s life, issues related to relocation can raise a number of questions:

  • What happens when a parent wants or needs to move out of state or out of the country?
  • Do you have a right to stop your parent’s other child from creating a significant distance between you and your child?
  • If you need to relocate, can you do so without the approval of your child’s other parent or the Court?

East Coast Law can support you and guide you through the process if and when any of these questions arise.

Helping Families with Legal Issues Related to Custody and Relocation

Relocation issues in a non-married family raise a number of questions. Our staff can help you answer these questions and hopefully, create an arrangement that is in your child’s best interest and that works for everyone involved. There are very specific statutes we can guide you through to make the best case for your position both before and during the time when the issue arises. Florida is especially strict about what must be done in order to relocate with a child.

Whether you need an attorney who can help you protect your parental rights or someone to act like a mediator offering you suggestions to take to the other parent on your own so as to help you and your spouse create a custody arrangement, we can help. East Coast Law, P.A. has experience working with families in Florida, as well as throughout New York and New Jersey, helping them create the ideal arrangement for their situation.

An Experienced Attorney to Help with Custody and Relocation Issues

The majority of Wayne F. Jentis, Esq.’ legal practice is in Florida, but he remains active in both the New Jersey and New York Bars. This means he is able to assist clients with custody and relocation issues in all three locations.

Remaining active in three different state bars is uncommon and by so doing Wayne F. Jentis, Esq. is uniquely able to assist in all three jurisdictions without the need for separate lawyers in each state. Mr. Jentis will also travel and work in each location if this arrangement suits a client. But even though so many cases do not require physical travel to other states, understanding each state’s laws is invaluable to ascertain the most favorable arrangement for each individual client.

Wayne F. Jentis, Esq. and East Coast Law, P.A.’s offices are headquartered in Melbourne, Florida (321) 984-4100, with satellite offices and phone numbers in Princeton, New Jersey (609) 921-0033, and New York, New York (212) 729-9987.

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Family law is at the heart of our practice. It is different than any other area of law because it impacts the very core of each individual – their family.


1900 S. Harbor City Blvd. (Route #1)
Suite 315, Melbourne, FL 32901
Fax: (888) 471-5693


(321) 984-4100

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