Manatee County in the state of Florida is home to 322,833 residents and is named after the state’s endangered and official marine mammal, the manatee or “sea cow”. Bradenton is the county seat and the largest city within the county’s borders, and the county also encompasses the cities of Anna Maria, Palmetto, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach.
Like much of Florida, the area which Manatee County now occupies is known to have been inhabited by Native Americans for thousands of years before it was discovered by European settlers. It is also believed that the southern mouth of the county’s Manatee River was the landing site of the historic De Soto Expedition and as such, is the location of the De Soto National Memorial.
Why Florida Is the Top Spot for Relocation
It is no secret that the entire state of Florida is seen as being the ideal place to relocate to. While it has been celebrated for decades as the ideal place for retirees to come and enjoy their golden days, a growing number of younger individuals are moving or staying in the area. In Manatee County alone, the median age was 44 years old and nearly one quarter of the population was aged 25 to 44 (24.6%) and almost another quarter of the population was comprised of 45 to 64 year old individuals (24.9%).
The weather is the primary reason why Florida is seen as being the best place to relocate to in the country. A diverse culture is another reason. Affordable housing is at an all time high in Florida for many people, and so when coupled with the above two benefits, Florida becomes the perfect destination to move to.
Not So Fast!
As tempting as it may be for any individual to pick up their belongings and head to the warm and sunny south, if you are a parent, or otherwise have custody of a child, then your relocation with the children may be illegal.
At the Anton Legal Group, we advise parents to tread carefully when they consider relocating to a new city or a new state. Not only are there legal implications which must be addressed and resolved, but the children who are in question are the primary concern of authorities.
If such a move prevents a non-custodial parent from having easy access to the children, then the courts may consider such a move as not being in the best interests of the children.
Our team of caring and professional attorneys are on hand help you determine whether or not relocation is in your best interest, and the best interests of your children. We can advise how to legally go about the move with minimal impact to your children and ex-spouse.
If you are considering relocating and are not sure where to turn, we offer a free initial consultation, and we invite you to contact us at the Anton Legal Group today at (813) 443-5249.
Directions to our tampa Family Law Attorneys From Manatee County, FL
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Manatee County, FL
Total Est. Time: 53 mins
Total Est. Distance: 52.2 mi
- Head southeast
- Turn right
- Turn right onto State Rte 64 W
- Use the right lane to merge onto I-75 N via the ramp to Tampa
- Merge onto I-75 N
- Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 256 for FL-618 toward Tampa/Port of Tampa
- Continue onto FL-618 Toll
- Take exit 9 for 22nd Street toward Ybor City
- Turn right onto N 22nd St
- Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto US-41 BUS N/E Adamo Dr
- Turn right onto N 15th St
- Turn right onto E 9th Ave
- Destination will be on the right
We are located at:
1509 E. 9th Ave
Tampa, Florida 33605