parents disagreeingThis article begins a discussion which will discuss how Nevada’s joint custody laws impact the situations of Las Vegas parents. I am writing on this topic due to the fact that parents are sometimes operating under mistaken beliefs as to what rights they do and do not have. This can lead to disagreements between the parents as well as ongoing legal disputes. I am writing this series with the goal of providing information which will assist one in understanding their rights as well as with the selection of an attorney. If you are in a child custody dispute then it is important that you take immediate action. If you need assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.

I will address a number of topics over my coming articles. Issues which I will analyze include:

  • Nevada’s presumption of joint child custody
  • How child support is calculated in joint custody cases
  • When a court will vary from the presumption of joint custody
  • How joint custody impacts a parent who wishes to relocate out of state

I have chosen to address these topics for a number of reasons. First, Nevada is like most states in that the judge will begin each case with the belief that custody should be shared between the parents. This does not necessarily mean, however, that each parent will have equal time with the child. Second, in a joint custody case the parents’ incomes will be offset against one another to determine the applicable amount of support. Third, the Court will grant a parent primary custody when such an arrangement would be in the best interests of the child. There are a variety of factors which the Court will consider when determining what is in the youth’s best interests. Finally, understanding how your situation applies to a relocation case is crucial as such matters are hotly contested.

An important point that I will be stressing in each of these articles is the need to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible if you are involved in a dispute. The longer you allow the current situation to go on, then the more likely the Court is to believe that it is the “status quo.” This can result in a judge leaving your situation unchanged. As a Las Vegas child custody lawyer, I am experienced with the handling of such matters. I understand that this is an important time in your life and my office will make your case a priority. Contact us online or by telephone today to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to speaking with you.