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Removal From Jurisdiction

In Nebraska, if a custodial parent wishes to move away outside of the state, he or she must receive permission from the court system for removal from jurisdiction. This allows the parent to legally relocate with the child(ren) for a long-term basis. If you wish to apply for a removal or you want to fight a removal, the lawyers at Vacanti Shattuck Finocchiaro Attorneys can help. Contact us to speak with a member of our Omaha, Nebraska, firm.

Relocations Impact Child Custody Agreements

For unmarried, divorced or separated parents, the custody and care of children under the age of 19 is governed by a parenting agreement. As the years pass and children grow, often modifications to child support and child custody agreements are necessary to meet the current needs of the children. However, there are times when opportunities arise or the needs of parents change, requiring relocation of the family, including:

  • A new job
  • A marriage/remarriage
  • Death in the family
  • Educational opportunities

In cases such as these, parents often choose to pursue legal removal from the jurisdiction. When considering removal petitions, courts will conduct a two-pronged test:

  • Is there a legitimate reason for the removal/relocation?
  • Is the removal/relocation in the child’s best interest?

The parent petitioning for removal from the jurisdiction must prove the legitimacy of the request and must provide the information necessary for the courts to review the eight areas of consideration when determining if the child will benefit.

Protect Your Parenting Rights

In Nebraska, Vacanti Shattuck Finocchiaro Attorneys is considered the preeminent firm for removal cases. Our lawyers pioneered this area of law and worked on the first removal from jurisdiction cases in the state. As a highly specialized firm with deep experience and a solid reputation, we have built professional working relationships with numerous industry experts. We can help you locate and work with professionals you will feel comfortable with.

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As family law attorneys, we know how sensitive these cases can be. That is why we believe it is essential to select an experienced, reputable firm for your family law needs. We have seen where cases fail due to poor representation. Do not let that happen to you: contact us online or telephone our office at (402) 235-6070. One of our lawyers will reply to your e-mail or take your call and, if you are interested, arrange an in-office consultation.

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