I am the mother and the father and I live in rural Colorado. The house is filled with rats and there is some emotional abuse. I want to move back to my home state where the rent in cheaper and babysitters are more reliable. Am i in my legal right to do so? We just broke up so no legal paperwork has been done. I have taken care of the decision making for the baby since he was born.
The answer to your question is very complicated. I would strongly advise talking to a family law attorney before making decisions. The short answer is yes, you can take the child and move but you could be required to bring the child back if so ordered by the Courts. Additionally, depending on how long you have lived here Colorado may retain jurisdiction over the child and Nevada may not have jurisdiction for some time. Again, this is VERY complicated area to deal with and can have serious repercussions on any future custody case. Talk to a lawyer.
You must reside in NV for six months before a court will accept jurisdiction to decide issues regarding your child, except with certain exceptions. You can file in CO and ask court for permission to move your child to NV. It is really best if you consult with a family law attorney before taking any action. Good luck to you.
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