Experienced, Aggressive Pasco Attorneys Ready to Fight For You
Our Divorce Attorneys in Pasco County Florida are Howard Iken, Howard Ellzey, Bruce Przepis, and Kate Newton-John. Mr. Ellzey, Mr. Iken, Mr. Przepis, and Ms. Newton-John have many years of experience practicing divorce law in Pasco. All appear frequently in the Pasco County Divorce Court.
We are proud to announce Attorney Howard Iken has been nominated to the Florida SuperLawyers List. To qualify for that designation Mr. Iken was selected by practicing attorneys, reviewed for ethics and professionalism, and ranked against other attorneys. Mr. Iken is the managing and founding member of our firm. He began practice as a divorce attorney in New Port Richey and currently splits his schedule with our Tampa office.
Divorce Attorney Howard Ellzey is highly respected as a family law practitioner in Pasco. He is well known in local circles and is a frequent participant in all family law activities in the area, including the Pasco County Bar Association. . Howard Ellzey appears frequently at the Pasco courthouse for many different divorce and custody cases and is well known to local attorneys and judges.
Bruce Przepis has decades of experience in Pasco County. He has incredible, long standing ties to the local community. Mr. Przepis has extensively handled all aspects of family law and custody law – and is ready to help you with any issues you face.
We use a team approach that:
- Focuses on local Pasco County divorce attorneys that know the local landscape
- Gives you backup from our dedicated team of over 12 family law attorneys
- Ensures every one of our team members has the resources to handle any difficult case
- Offers large firm resources with a small firm attitude
Our New Port Richey office is right across the street from the courthouse. We always offer free consultations for all your Pasco Divorce needs.
Hiring a divorce attorney is the most stressful time of your life
You may be thinking of getting a divorce, modifying your divorce judgment, or enforcing your judgment. We can honestly say the next few months will not be the best time in your life. But we can make a difference for you. Your bad situation may become better if you hire the best divorce attorneys for your situation. We can help.
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When Your Ex-Spouse Wants to Relocate with Your Child
When following the news, you’ll periodically come across stories (such as this one) of parents who illegally flee with their children out-of-state. Sometimes the children are in the state’s custody; other times, there’s an arrangement with another parent who has joint or sole custody.
While these situations are often nightmarish, and make for dramatic news stories, they’re not the only set of circumstances where parents might find themselves separated suddenly from their kids. There are perfectly legal ways for one parent to relocate with a child to a place that’s farther away, including a different state entirely. A parent may relocate because of remarriage, new employment, or other personal reasons. Particularly if they have sole custody of the child, the other parent may feel as if the child is now virtually out of reach.
In some cases, both parents may agree that the relocation is acceptable. Even then, under Florida law, they must submit an agreement to be approved by the courts if the relocation takes the child more than 50 miles away. The agreement would spell out various issues related to visitation and obtain consent from all relevant parties.
In other cases, however, a parent may object to the relocation. If you’re in such a position, and feel that your child’s best interests would not be served by the relocation, what can you do to try to prevent it?
One place to start is to check that you’ve received sufficient notification about the relocation. You can’t just be telephoned out of the blue, the day before the move is set to take place. The advanced notification is necessary to give you enough time to go to the courts and protest the relocation.
What then? How would you need to argue in court? This is where it helps to enlist the services of an experienced custody attorney. The other parent will have been required to file a petition for relocation to the court, explaining the reasons for the move and also what kinds of visitation opportunities you would have. In responding to this petition, and protesting it, you’d need to convince the court first and foremost that relocation would not be in the best interests of the child. The court will evaluate the kind of relationship the child has with each parent. It will look into whether the child will have better opportunities in the new location, and what effects such a move would have given the child’s age and needs.
With an experienced Pasco County Divorce or Custody attorney on your side, you’ll be more likely to successfully object to the relocation if it’s truly not in the best interests of your child. Furthermore, even if the relocation is approved by the court, you could still fight for a more favorable visitation schedule, including more time spent with your child. Throughout the process, you want to make sure that you can continue being a part of your child’s life, and also protect your own rights as a parent.