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What does the court consider in relocating with a child?

If you are the custodial parent and you want to move several states away to be closer to your family or pursue another job opportunity, will the court approve the move? The answer is that it all depends. There are many factors to be considered and the court is ultimately most concerned about what is in the best interests of the child.

The child’s other parent may wish to stop the relocation, as it will bring unnecessary hardship to the child and his or her other parent. If the you can show the court why this a positive move not only for you but for your child as well, the court will be more inclined to allow the move to proceed.

Some factors the court will consider include:

— Was the noncustodial parent given ample notice of the custodial parent’s intent to move?

— Is the move to be closer to family?

— Is the move to take a new job?

— How far is the new location from the noncustodial parent?

The parent who wants to move must prove to the court why the move is in the best interests of the child. At Kainen Law Group, we are dedicated to helping our clients find solutions to the most complex issues that are weighing them down. We understand the standards in place in Nevada for parental relocation and we will advocate for you.

While each case is different, we know that the courts will carefully scrutinize relocation requests. To learn more about relocating with a child, please visit our webpages on the topic.

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