This article is being written to conclude and recap my series on whether a parent can move a child out of Nevada when there is no custody agreement in place. I felt it was important to write on this issue due to the fact that relocations are one of the most hotly contested issues which arise in family law. Such issues often cause substantial confusion between parents. The goal of my coming articles has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their options. It has also been 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 addressed multiple issues over my recent articles. Topics which I discussed included:
- 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 chose to address these topics. First, unlike other states, Nevada requires the custodial parent to seek written permission from the other parent before moving out of state. This is true regardless of whether or not there is a custody order in place. Second, the process of requesting an out of state move can be complicated. The first step is to file a Motion for Permission to Relocate and build a compelling case for the relocation. Third, the Court may grant permission to move immediately under certain circumstances. For instance, this may occur where a parent received a new job that is beginning immediately. Fourth, if a parent has moved out of state without permission then the Court can order the immediate return of the child. The first step to ensuring your child returns is to file a Motion for Return of the Child and receive a pickup order. Finally, it is important to understand how to oppose a request for relocation as the Court will deny the relocation if it is not in the child’s best interest. Furthermore, the request may be denied if it is not specific enough.
One point I stressed in each of these articles is that you should contact an attorney as soon as possible if you or your co-parent is attempting to relocate with your child. I am an experienced Las Vegas fathers’ rights attorney. 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 family law, and I pride myself on providing a high level of service. This includes staying in regular communication with you as the case moves forward and making sure you know what to expect from the process. Contact my office online or by telephone today to schedule an appointment. I look forward to speaking with you.