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How Can I Protect my Rights to Share Parenting When My Spouse Took the Children Out of State?

If your spouse recently moved the children after they were born and raised in Florida, child custody laws in Florida help ensure you continue to see your children regularly. However, when laws in two states are in conflict, certain federal laws help protect the best interests of the children by resolving parenting issues.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, more than one million U.S. children are affected by divorce each year and, since America is a highly mobile society, long-distance relationships with children are a significant issue. The Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) was signed into federal law in 1968. However, the original act was revised in 1997 and renamed the Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) with a focus on enforcing the provisions of interstate child custody and visitation cases.

In most cases, your children fare best throughout their lives when they retain close contact with both parents. An important way to avoid emotional scars is to protect children from a legal tug-of-war as parents attempt to resolve custody issues. It is vital to retain Boca Raton child custody lawyers who know both state and federal laws — and who have the sensitivity needed to encourage parents to find equitable solutions that help reduce stress on the children.

Your children have the right to have both parents play a meaningful role in their lives. The attorneys at Weiner & Weiss, LLC understand the issues involved in enforcing custody rights in Florida, the U.S. and worldwide. We help parents enforce their time sharing rights even when ex-spouses move out of state with the children.

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