This is the last post in a series discussing how serving in the military may impact child relocation cases in Las Vegas, Nevada. I wrote on this topic because requests to move out of state can be highly charged and are often contested. The goal of these articles has been to provide information to military members facing this situation so they can better understand their options. I also provided information to assist with the selection of a family law attorney. If you are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I have addressed several important topics in this series, including:
- Relocation requests, by a parent with primary custody, which are based on a transfer order
- How the court will consider situations in which the parents share joint custody
- How the court will deal with the issue of deployment
It is important to have a basic understanding of how the court will approach these issues. First, if a military parent has primary custody, a court will typically not question that parent’s reason for the move if he or she is given orders to transfer. This may be extremely helpful to the requesting parent’s case. Second, in situations where the parents share joint custody, the court will solely focus on the best interests of the child. Finally, if a military parent is granted a request to relocate, then the court’s orders will likely also deal with the issue of deployment. Knowing how the court may address such issues may help you understand your options.
I cannot stress enough the importance of engaging an experienced family law attorney if you serve in the armed forces and are involved in a relocation matter. It is imperative that you receive quality representation. My practice is dedicated to handling Las Vegas family law cases. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer.