This is the final post in a series of articles discussing child relocation requests when a Las Vegas father is forced to move outside of the area to accept new employment. The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the economy in Las Vegas and throughout the country. Whether the result of government ordered closures or otherwise, record numbers of residents are either temporarily or permanently out of work. Job opportunities are scarce and, as a result, many fathers have been forced to seek work elsewhere. Relocating outside of Las Vegas for work can have a significant impact on dads who share custody of a child with their co-parent. The goal of this series has been to provide an overview of the relocation process when the motivation for moving is employment-driven. If you need assistance with a request to move with a child, contact my office today to speak with a fathers’ rights attorney.
The following topics were addressed in this series:
- Requesting permission to relocate out of state when new employment starts immediately
- Preparing a relocation plan when the request is due to immediate re-employment
- Defending against a co-parent’s request to move the child out of state
- Requesting permission to move based on non-immediate employment reasons
Under the current economic conditions, Las Vegas parents may have no choice but to seek employment out of state. For obvious reasons, when relocation requests impact families with shared custody of a child, the requests can become contentious. It is important to have a basic understanding of how the Court will view such requests for several reasons. First, being prepared to present information that is important to the Court will go a long way towards successfully requesting expedited permission to move with a child. Second, even if a request is based on immediate re-employment needs, the Court will expect the requesting parent to explain the potential impact of the move on the child. It is imperative to present as much information about the relocation plan as possible. Third, it is possible to challenge a co-parent’s relocation request on various grounds. An experienced fathers’ rights attorney can help you understand your options. Finally, the Court may view a less urgent request to move differently than one made on an expedited basis. It is important to understand how this may impact your case.
My firm is ready to assist Las Vegas fathers whose custody rights have been impacted by the pandemic. I have experience in a variety of child custody issues, including relocation requests. If you need assistance, contact my office to speak to schedule a consultation with a fathers’ rights attorney.