Need help relocating a child in divorce? We live in a world where people don’t exactly stay in one place. Instead of growing up, attending school and creating a career and a family in the same place, Americans these days tend to move around. With a multitude of national and multinational businesses, broadening educational opportunities and the ease of modern transport, families tend to span the country – and the globe.
While this may be great for society, it can make child custody issues problematic. When families are separated geographically, children shared by two divorced parents must endure a long-distance relationship with one of them.
Divorced parents who are looking to relocate need to understand how this move will affect their custody agreements. Prior to making a move, it’s important to understand the requirements of relocating a minor child.
Relocating a Minor Child – Notification and Consent
A relocating parent is required to notify the other parent that he or she plans to leave the state. In Nevada, the relocating parent is required to gain the consent of the other parent. If no consent is given, the relocating parent can then petition the court for permission to relocate. This petition must be granted before the parent can relocate.
For parents who share joint custody, the courts must decide with whom the children should reside. This is when the help of an attorney experienced in relocation of minor child cases is an invaluable tool and resource.
The court’s decision will take many factors into account, including:
- Wishes of the children
- Nomination by one parent
- Conflict between parents
- Relationships with children and/or other family members
- History of abuse or neglect
- Relationships between the children and each parent
Child Custody Relocation Laws
At Throne & Hauser, we have extensive experience working with relocating a child in divorce (or parents whose former partners are relocating). We understand the sensitive nature of these cases and show our clients the utmost compassion and understanding.