Judge on the benchThis is my next post on the topic of holiday visitation in Las Vegas, Nevada child custody cases. My last article discussed the consequences of not following a holiday visitation order. Such conduct can result in a parent being held in contempt of court and, depending on all the facts of a case, in a change of child custody. If you have legitimate concerns about the Court’s order then it is important that you discuss them with an attorney as opposed to taking matters into your own hands. In this article I will discuss the options a parent has when their counterpart is not following the Court’s mandate. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.

How one may wish to deal with the violation of a child custody order will depend on the specifics of the situation. If the violation is an isolated incident, then it is best to have an attorney contact the other side in an attempt to immediately resolve the matter. It may be possible to reach an agreement in which the lost time is made up. Also, if visitation was withheld due to concerns by the offending parent, then it may be possible to amicably resolve those concerns. It will be important that your counsel memorialize all of their interactions with the other party in the event that there are any future disputes. When dealing with these types of isolated incidents, it is often possible to resolve matters in a way which does not have to involve the courts.

It is also possible that the violation of a holiday visitation order may be a pattern of repeated violations by the offending parent. Under such circumstances, your counsel will still try to immediately resolve the situation. Also, it may be appropriate to file a Motion with the Court requesting that the other side be held in contempt for violation of the custody order. Depending on the circumstances, it may also be appropriate to request that custody be modified. It is important to understand, however, that whether or not a change of custody can be requested will depend on a number of factors and no two cases are the same. It is always suggested that you discuss your situation with an experienced attorney.

If you are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a Las Vegas child custody lawyer. I devote my practice to the handling of domestic relations law and I have dealt with many disagreements regarding how a Child’s Christmas time is divided. I understand that you consider this a serious situation and I will take your case seriously. Contact us today.