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How to relocate after divorce

When the economy turns or your employer transfers your position, it can often be necessary to relocate. Whether the move is positive or negative, there will always be responsibilities that must be taken care of before you leave. For many people, making necessary custody changes will be at the top of the list, but Nevada state laws can make the process difficult. We at Kainen Law Group understand that you may not have much choice in the matter and so we fight to help parents who are being forced to relocate. Understanding how the court will view your decision can be a good start in understanding your parental rights.

First, Nevada State Legislature reports that the court will determine whether or not the child’s best interests are being considered if you are relocating with the child or if the child will need to travel in order to visit you. This can include whether or not there will be an improvement in the quality of life for either of you and whether or not you have a good reason for moving. Your motives will also be evaluated.

The effect on the non-relocating parent’s time will need to be considered. The court will determine whether or not this parent will be able to realistically maintain a current or altered visitation schedule. Often, you will need to come up with a new parenting plan that gives the non-custodial parent time with the child during school breaks.

You can avoid much stress if you obtain a written consent from the non-relocating parent. If this is impossible, you can also petition the court for full-custody. More information about custody issues is available on our web page.

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