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.

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