Parental Relocation

Do you need to relocate with your child out of state? Do you have joint physical or primary custody? Are you trying to prevent relocation? Either way, parental relocation can be a complicated process, requiring the approval of the court before you are allowed to move away with your children. If you are considering moving, you need the help of an experienced family law attorney.

I represent parents looking to relocate as well as parents looking to prevent a move that they feel is not in the best interests of their child.

Do you have questions about parental relocation? I have answers. Contact me today to schedule an appointment at my comfortable Reno, Nevada, office.

The Best Interest of Your Child

Sometimes, “the best interests of the child” can seem overused, even cliché. This is not one of those times. The courts in Nevada take relocation very seriously, and the court ultimately decides to grant or reject your application based solely on what it determines to be in the best interests of your child.

The courts will consider a number of factors in deciding whether to grant a move, including:

  • Will the move improve the child’s quality of life?
  • Is there a legitimate reason for the move (i.e. job opportunity, remarriage of the custodial parent, better educational or medical access for the child)?
  • Can adequate contact with the non-custodial parent be sustained?
  • Is the custodial parent likely to follow a visitation order after relocation?

Spousal Support

Financial concerns can quickly cause emotions to escalate when couples consider getting divorced. Concerns over alimony are often at the center of highly contentious disputes. If you are thinking about getting divorced, obtain legal help from an experienced family law attorney before emotions spiral out of control.

I am Marta L. Presti, a highly skilled divorce lawyer with more than 35 years of experience. I know firsthand the types of issues that can quickly derail negotiations, often leading to long, drawn out disputes. I apply my years of experience and legal skills to protect my clients’ best interests without adding more fuel to the fire.

Offering a Comprehensive Approach in Alimony Negotiations

From my law office in Reno, Nevada, I offer an extensive background pursuing alimony for clients in need of financial support. I also provide strong advocacy to protect clients from paying spousal support to an estranged spouse who is financially secure. My background handling both sides of alimony cases helps me effectively guide clients through the legal process — I want no one to be left with any surprises.

In Nevada, alimony is not automatically awarded. Typically, spousal support is largely based on one spouse’s need versus the other spouse’s ability to pay alimony support. During an initial consultation, I will explain the factors the court takes into consideration such as:

  • Income level of each spouse
  • Length of the marriage
  • Spouses’ age and health status
  • Standard of living during the marriage
  • Earning potential based on each spouse’s educational background or experience

In rare situations, allegations of domestic violence may be taken into consideration. I am available to discuss your individual situation, while addressing any of your legal concerns. When you select me as your attorney, you can feel confident that I have the skills and tenacity to pursue alimony support for clients in need of financial assistance. I also remain an aggressive advocate committed to protecting clients from making payments to financially independent ex-spouses.

Uncontested Divorce

In an uncontested divorce, both parties agree upon the various issues that must be decided. These issues include marital asset division, child custody and co-parenting arrangements, child support and spousal support, if any.

Many people opt to handle an uncontested divorce on their own, without an attorney—often because they think they can’t afford one. Unfortunately, as a divorce lawyer, I often see the frustrating and expensive results of “do it yourself” divorces—mistakes made that could easily have been avoided but result in the court’s rejection of all or part of the divorce settlement agreement, confusion or unexpected results, or the necessity for expensive changes or corrections later.

I can handle most uncontested divorces for less than $1,000. If you have no children or real estate, that fee could even be substantially lower. Having competent legal advice from the beginning really does prevent frustrating delays and expenses and could prevent you from having to go back to court later.

Prevent Wasted Time and Money. Prevent Having to Go Back to Court Later. Hire an Attorney to Help with Your Uncontested Divorce.

Seeking help from an experienced divorce attorney now could save you a great deal of hassle and expense in the future. I can handle most uncontested divorces for less than $1,000 total. You do not have to have me handle the entire divorce. If you prefer, I can consult with you and answer your questions before you begin the divorce process. I can also represent you on an as-needed basis about specific issues.