Parental Relocation

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?

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