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Relocation and child custody for Nevada families

Economic fluctuations in the state’s economy can trigger changes for families, occasionally prompting a need or desire to leave the state in search of better employment opportunities. In other cases, promotions or transfers can affect residency. Parents may even seek a new environment that allows them to be closer to family members. However, the impact on a child custody case can be significant because relocation of a child can create obstacles to nurturing the relationship between the child and the parent who remains in Nevada. For this reason, relocation requests receive a high level of attention from the court system.

In seeking permission to relocate with your child, it may be important to demonstrate your reasons for leaving the state and for explaining why these needs cannot be met in Nevada. At the same time, it may be important to demonstrate a willingness to help in facilitating parenting time between your child and the other parent. As you pursue such a request, our attorneys may be helpful for effectively addressing the concerns of the court and of the other parent.

A parent who is opposed to such a relocation may have various reasons for that concern. If you object to a relocation request involving your child, it is important that your concerns be communicated clearly to the court. You may completely object to any relocation, or you may be interested in an appropriate change in visitation terms to accommodate the changes in your ability to spend time with your child.

Regardless of which side of the relocation issue you are on, clear communication of your child’s interests as well as yours may be crucial in seeking a positive outcome. You can review our page on custody modification to learn more about the options.

Source: Kainen Law Group, “Las Vegas Relocation With A Child Attorneys“, November 06, 2014

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