This article begins a series which will discuss an important topic – the handling of holiday visitation in Las Vegas, Nevada child custody cases. I feel it is necessary to write on this issue due to the fact that, for obvious reasons, disputes can arise between parents when it comes to how their son or daughter should spend Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the rest of the holiday season. The goal of my coming articles is to provide information which will help people to fully understand their situations. It is also my goal to provide information which will assist people with the selection of a family law attorney. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I will be addressing a number of topics over my coming articles. Issues which I will analyze include:
- How the Clark County Family Court typically handles holiday visitation
- The ramifications of not following the Court’s visitation orders
- How to deal with a situation in which the other parent is not following the Court’s orders
These are important topics to understand. First, parents are typically required to alternate holidays with their child. This means, for example, that one parent may have the child for Thanksgiving in even numbered years while the other parent will have the child for Thanksgiving in odd numbered years. Second, failing to follow the Court’s mandated holiday schedule can be seen as an effort to frustrate the other parent’s time with the child. This, in turn, may provide the other parent with a basis to change child custody. Finally, if the other parent fails to follow the Court’s orders than you may have grounds to hold them in contempt.
One point I cannot stress enough is that you should contact a family law attorney as soon as possible if you are going through a holiday schedule dispute. Taking matters into your own hands, and engaging in “self help,” will only make matters worse. By retaining counsel you can help to ensure that your rights are properly protected. As a Las Vegas child custody lawyer, I handle such matters. Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation.