Las Vegas, NV asked in Child Custody for Nevada

Q: What form i need to fill out the get custody of my daughter? She is 16 years old.

I move to Vegas 7 months ago, she move with me 3 months ago, my case in San Diego. Can I fill out the paperwork from where i live?

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Janice Jacovino
Janice Jacovino
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Licensed in Nevada

A: You can file in California to modify the current custody order.

Once your daughter has been in Nevada for 6 months. You can file a Petition for Registration of an Out of State Custody Order in Nevada. Once the Petition has been approved/ordered by the court, then you can file to modify the custody order in Nevada.

Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Licensed in Nevada

A: Either parent can file for child custody at any time. Typically, it is recommended to file in the state where the child has lived for the last 6 months. If a case is already open in California, it is not recommended that you file for custody in Nevada at the same time. You may need to consult an attorney in California to determine if the case is best to continue in California, or be reopened after the child has resided in Nevada for 6 months.

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