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Legal Statutes: Nevada

UPDATED March 18, 2016

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Custody of Children

back to top125C.006. Consent required from noncustodial parent to relocate child when primary physical custody established; petition for permission from court; attorney’s fees and costs

1. If primary physical custody has been established pursuant to an order, judgment or decree of a court and the custodial parent intends to relocate his or her residence to a place outside of this State or to a place within this State that is at such a distance that would substantially impair the ability of the other parent to maintain a meaningful relationship with the child, and the custodial parent desires to take the child with him or her, the custodial parent shall, before relocating:

(a) Attempt to obtain the written consent of the noncustodial parent to relocate with the child; and

(b) If the noncustodial parent refuses to give that consent, petition the court for permission to relocate with the child.

2. The court may award reasonable attorney's fees and costs to the custodial parent if the court finds that the noncustodial parent refused to consent to the custodial parent's relocation with the child:

(a) Without having reasonable grounds for such refusal; or

(b) For the purpose of harassing the custodial parent.

3. A parent who relocates with a child pursuant to this section without the written consent of the noncustodial parent or the permission of the court is subject to the provisions of NRS 200.359.

Added by Laws 1987, p. 1444. Amended by Laws 1999, c. 118, § 2. Substituted in 1999 revision for NRS 125A.350. Amended by Laws 2015, c. 445, § 16, eff. Oct. 1, 2015. Substituted in 2015 revision for NRS 125C.200.