Parental Relocation After Divorce
Nevada's Parental Relocation Laws
Under Nevada state law, any parent who has child custody after a
divorce or paternity action cannot legally move outside of the state without first
obtaining either the consent of the noncustodial parent or the permission
of the family law court. This specific law is Nevada's parental relocation
statute, which is found in Nevada Revised Statutes §125C.200. While
many states in the U.S. require the parent to be moving a specific distance
in order for a relocation modification to be required, Nevada law simply
imposes the requirement parents who seek to move out-of-state.
Requirements for Parental Move-Away Cases
In order to comply with the parental relocation law, the parent who has
custody and plans to move must attempt to obtain the consent of the noncustodial
parent as early as possible before the date of the move. He or she cannot
announce the plan to relocate at the last minute, since this would deprive
the noncustodial parent of the opportunity to contest the move. Even if
the noncustodial parent does not provide consent, the parent who wishes
to relocate may petition the court for a modification of the existing
child custody and visitation agreements in order to allow the move.
Whether you are planning to move with your children or if your relationship
with the children has been threatened by the other parent's plan to
relocate, you can come to Gordon Law Offices for help with your move-away
case. Our Las Vegas family lawyers can assist you by negotiating with
the other parent and by taking the case to court if necessary in order
to secure the outcome you desire. In cases such as this, the judge will
rule in favor of the arrangement which serves the best interests of the
children, so it is important to prepare your case to demonstrate that
the children would be happier and better off by remaining with you, whether
in their current home or in a new home in another state.
Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your case and begin working on a strategy!