This post serves to conclude and recap my series on information relevant to Las Vegas, Nevada parents who wish to gain primary custody of their children. I felt it was necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that many parents operate under misinterpretations when it comes to the law and their options. The goal of my last several articles has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a child custody lawyer. If you or a loved one need assistance then contact my office today to speak with an attorney.
I have discussed several topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have analyzed include:
- How the Clark County Family Court determines child custody
- When Courts will award a parent primary custody
- The need for a parent to initiate child custody proceedings
- The fact that Nevada does not favor a mother over a father
There are several reasons why I chose to write on these issues. First, the Court will begin each case with the presumption that custody should be shared between the parents. The Court will only vary from this presumption when such an arrangement is not in the best interests of the child. Second, the Courts will award primary custody when objective evidence shows that shared custody would not be in the child’s best interests. Third, it is important that a parent immediately initiate proceedings or else the Court may simply continue the parties’ current arrangement (known as the “status quo”). Finally, Nevada is like many other states in that it awards no preference on the basis of gender.
One point I have stressed through each of these articles is that it is crucial to contact an attorney as soon as possible if you are unhappy with your current situation. Counsel will help you to understand your options and will give you a realistic assessment of your situation. As a Las Vegas child custody lawyer, I regularly handle such matters. Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation.