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Child Relocation


Few things invoke as many emotions as a child relocation case. The idea of having to move without your child, or your child moving away with another parent creates incredible stress and anxiety. Attorney Soraya M. Veiga is experienced in these matters and is prepared to assist you whether you are relocating or attempting to prevent your child from leaving the state.


How Nevada handles a child relocation case varies depending on your current child custody arrangement. The Court has two different legal tests for a parent wishing to move. One test will be used by the Court if a parent relocating already has primary physical custody of the child and a second test will be used if the parents currently have joint child custody. If one parent has primary custody and wishes to relocate than the Court will apply what is known as the Schwartz test which, for the most part, bases a relocation on the suitability of the parent wishing to move. If the parents have joint custody, on the other hand, the Court will apply the Potter test which considers the suitability of both parents equally. Generally it will be easier for a parent to relocate if he or she currently has primary custody of the child. Your children are the most important part of your life. If they may be moving outside of Nevada then you should obtain legal assistance immediately.  Soraya has been practicing family law since 2002. She will be handling your matter personally when you hire the Attorney Soraya M. Veiga as our firm believes you should deal with your attorney and not a staff member. Contact Soraya today to schedule your initial consultation.

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