5 Generations of Experience Helping Custodial Parents Relocate
Serving Custodial and Noncustodial Parents in Clark County and the Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Overton, Moapa Valley, Mesquite, and Laughlin Areas
If the parent with primary physical custody of a child wants to move out of the State of Nevada with the child, the proper procedure is to get the other parent to agree in writing with the move. Otherwise, the parent with primary physical custody must file a motion requesting permission from the court to relocate outside of Nevada. Moving without following the requirement of Nevada law can result in charges being filed against the parent that makes the move.
The parent making the request must have “a sensible, good faith reason for the move” before the court will consider the motion. Cook v. Cook, 111 Nev. 822 (1995). After such a showing, the district court in Clark County, NV, will consider the relocation motion by determining what is in the “best interest” of the child. If the court allows the move, the court may decide to reduce the child support obligation to offset the additional travel expenses to exercise visitation or custodial time with the child. Alternatively, the court could require the parent with primary physical custody to pay the extra travel expenses.
Don’t take any action until after you have sought out the advice of a child relocation lawyer. Before planning a move or relocation, talk with an experienced family law attorney to find out how you can demonstrate to the court that the move will be in the child’s best interest. We also represent the non-primary custodial parent who wants to object to the child moving out of Nevada.
Our attorneys are experienced in actions to modify post-divorce decree orders regarding alimony or spousal support. We are also experienced in representing clients in motions to modify orders concerning child custody, visitation and child support. Call us to discuss the unique facts of your case at (702) 386-0030. We represent clients in modification actions throughout Clark County including Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas, Nevada.