This is the first post in a series which will address the common question of whether a parent can move a child out of Nevada when there is no custody agreement in place. I have decided to write on this topic due to the fact that it is an issue which causes substantial confusion between parents. Also, relocations are one of the most hotly contested issues which arise in family law. The goal of my coming articles is to provide information which will help people to better understand their options. It is also my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a family law attorney. If you or a family member are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a Las Vegas fathers’ rights lawyer.
I will be addressing a number of topics over my coming articles. The issues which I will discuss include:
- How Nevada views out of state moves when there is no custody agreement
- The process of requesting an out of state move
- Requesting permission from the Court to relocate immediately
- Dealing with a mother who has moved the child out of state without permission
- Opposing a request for relocation
There are multiple reasons why I have chosen to address these topics. First, Nevada is in the minority of states in that a parent must receive permission to relocate elsewhere as long as paternity has been established. This is true regardless of whether there is a custody agreement. Second, the process of requesting an out of state move can be complicated as there are numerous facts which must be presented to the Court to make a compelling case for or against the relocation. Third, the Court may grant permission to move immediately if the circumstances justify it; such circumstances may include a new job that is starting immediately. Fourth, if a parent has moved out of state without permission then the Court can order the immediate return of the child. Finally, it is important to understand how to oppose a request to move as the Court will deny the relocation if it is not in the child’s best interest.
If you are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a Las Vegas fathers’ rights lawyer. I understand the serious nature of relocation cases and my office will give your case the attention it deserves. I devote my practice to the handling of domestic relations law and I pride myself on providing a high level of service. Call today to speak with a child custody attorney.