Henderson Relocation Attorneys
Protecting Your Custody Rights When Life Moves You
When the court makes a child custody determination in a divorce, it is assumed that either parent's current residence will stay the same for the foreseeable future. This, however, is not always the case. When a custodial parent (or a parent with joint custody) wants to move and maintain custody, they must petition the court for relocation.
Our Henderson child relocation attorneys at Ford & Friedman can represent you if you are involved in custody issues related to relocation outside of the scope of the original divorce decree. We understand that these issues can often threaten one parent's access to a child and are often emotionally distressing. However, we've proven time and time again that we are capable of bringing clear and compelling representation to our clients' relocation cases and ensure that the court is informed of the family's best interests.
You do not have to face your relocation issue without a dedicated advocate in your corner. Contact us at (702) 904-9898 today.
Grounds for Relocation
Relocation is not considered lightly by the Nevada courts. The parent who is looking to move with their children must demonstrate to the judge that the relocation is in the children's best interests. When there is a disagreement between the parents about the relocation, a hearing will be set to review the merits of the proposed move and, if necessary, re-examine custody.
In relocation matters, the court will consider:
- The type of custody the petitioning parent has: Primary or joint
- The benefits the move may afford the child: Better standard of living, better schools, etc.
- The welfare of the child: Will the child be harmed by the move? Lose access to family? Lose ties to the community?
- The available means of communication: If the child moves, they may be granted access new ways to communicate with the non-relocating parent. This includes new visitation schedules, video conferencing, phone calls, emails, etc.
It's important to understand that, even for short distance moves, the relocating parent needs to first approach the court for relocation approval. These matters are often sensitive and, if not handled appropriately, can even lead to charges of kidnapping or loss of custody. No matter which side of a relocation matter you are on, our firm is ready to guide you through this process and diligently pursue a favorable outcome.
Start the process by filling out our online form and requesting a consultation with our team today.
Our divorce attorneys will give you individualized attention and service. We will be personally invested in your case and in securing you the best outcome possible.
A Collaborative Approach
With us, you will benefit from having a team of attorneys behind your case. You will also be joining forces with legal advocates who work well with clients, developing relationships that outlast the case.
Our boutique law firm has handled a wide range of family cases, and we know full well that each client needs and deserves an individualized, sophisticated strategy for their specific case.
Our lawyers grew up here and are dedicated helping their local community. We are also familiar with local judges and courts and know how to successfully guide clients through the legal system.