I am the non custodial parent with visitation rights and the ex wife is the custodian parent for my 2 sons 11 and 15 years old we live in Las Vegas Nevada and she plans on moving back to Seattle Washington with them.
Go meet with an attorney, and bring your existing custody schedule. Exercise ALL your visitation, and ask for more. She cannot move without your consent, or a court order. If she does, you can file an emergency motion to have the children returned to NV to your custody and she can be charged with a felony. If she asks for permission to move, you need to have a reason for why you are saying "no" -- there are potential legal consequences for saying "no" without good reasons. And "I don't want the kids that far away" isn't enough of a good reason. On the other hand, she must have good reasons for moving. Again, there is no shortcut to sitting down with an attorney who is wholly familiar with this area of the law. The law just changed in October of 2015, and you need an attorney who understands the nuances of the new rules. There are a few really good ones on this site . . .
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I agree with Attorney Whitbeck. It is very important that you get this all straightened out and understand your rights before anything happens. There are very specific laws about a parent moving. You absolutely should meet with an attorney, explain everything in detail that has been happening, and get the specific information that you need for your case.
I agree with Ms. Whitbeck and reiterate that you should definitely consult with an experienced custody attorney on the matter to discuss your rights and obligations in the matter.
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