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Relocation Is Complex When There Is A Child Involved

Just For This Day

Just for this morning, I am going to smile whenever I see your face.
And laugh when I feel like crying.

Just for this morning, I will let you wake up softly all rumpled in your pajamas,
and hold you close until you are ready for the day

Just for this morning,
I will let you choose what you want to wear,
and smile and tell you that you’re beautiful

Just for this morning,
I am going to step over the laundry,
and pick you up and take you to the park to play.

Just for this morning,
I will leave the dishes in the sink
and let you help me put that 100 piece puzzle together.

Just for this afternoon,
I will unplug the television and turn off the computer
and sit with you in the garden, blowing bubbles.

Just for this afternoon, I will not yell once,
not even a tiny grumble
when you scream and whine for ice cream.
And I will buy you one, if the ice cream man comes by.

Just for this afternoon,
I won’t worry about what you are going to be when you grow up,
or what the future might bring.

Just for this afternoon,
I will let you help me bake cookies, and I won’t stand over you
trying to ‘fix’ things.

Just for this afternoon,
I will take you to McDonalds,
and buy us both a happy meal, so you can have two toys.

Just for this evening,
I will hold you in my arms and tell you a story
about when you were born and how much we love you.

Just for this evening,
I will let you splash in the tub,
and not get angry when water spills all over my nice clean floor.

Just for this evening,
I will let you stay up late, while we sit on the porch swing
and count all the stars.

Just for this evening,
I will bring you a million glasses of water,
and snuggle beside you and miss my favorite TV show.

Just for this evening, when I kneel down to pray
I will simply be grateful for all that I have
and not ask for anything, except…

Just one more day.

(For Dhylan)

Copyright 1999. Sally Meyer
No portion of this poem may be reproduced or copied without express
permission of the author.
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Your former spouse drops the bomb: She’s getting remarried and moving out of state. Alternatively, you are the bombardier: You get the dream job you’ve always wanted, but it means relocating to the West Coast.

What happens to the custody and visitation arrangements/parenting schedules you so carefully and painstakingly worked out as part of your divorce? Our Pensacola divorce attorneys have been helping parents with post-divorce relocation issues for many years. We would like to help you, too.

Please contact our law firm online or call us at 850-435-6909 or toll free at 850-435-6909 to arrange a free consultation with a lawyer about your right to see your children if you or your spouse is moving.

You Will Still Be Able To See Your Children

Under Florida law, there are several factors the court considers when deciding if a parent may relocate with a child or children. The statute is very specific as to what notice must be provided to the non-relocating parent and the possible consequences if the relocating parent moves with the child or children without getting the required statutory notice and the express written approval of the other parent or a court order allowing said relocation.

At our law firm, we believe the BEST parenting requires BOTH parents. We will represent your interests so you can continue your relationship with your children, even if they no longer live with you or near you. Please call us at toll free at 850-435-6909 for a free initial consultation.