In Florida and around the country, the health and safety of children is a top priority. When a couple with children divorces, they may either come to a custody and visitation agreement on their own or ask a court to order one. However, it may be necessary to ask for a modification to an existing order under certain circumstances. For instance, if a parent ignores the terms of a custody agreement, it may be possible for the custodial parent to ask to change it.
If a parent chooses to move farther away from the child, that may also be grounds for a modification. One may also be granted if the custodial parent moves the child away from the noncustodial parent. When considering a request to modify an existing child custody order, a judge will look at whether the move is motivated by a desire to keep the child away from the other parent.