Las Vegas Child Custody Lawyers
The Las Vegas Child Custody Lawyers at Rosenblum Law Offices can help you with your child custody case. Whether you are seeking to establish your rights as a parent, modify a visitation schedule or change custody altogether, our experienced and aggressive custody lawyers can help.
Child Custody is legal and practical relationship between a parent and his or her child. Custody involves not only the amount of time a parent physical spends with his or her child (referred to as physical custody), but also involves a parent’s role in the decision making process for his or her child (legal custody) such as education decisions, medical decisions and sometimes financial decisions. Your Las Vegas Child Custody Attorney can help you convince the courts to make the right decision about your child’s future. Call us today to talk about your unique situation. (702) 433-2889.
How does the judge decide who gets Custody?
If you are involved in a custody dispute in Las Vegas, the court will consider the best interests of the child in making a custody determination. The Court may award custody in favor of one parent over another if the parent arguing for primary custody can present proof to the Child Custody Court that custody should be changed in their favor and it is in the best interests of the child.
In determining the best interest of the child, the court will consider, among other things:
- The wishes of the child if the child is of sufficient age and capacity to form an intelligent preference as to custody;
- Any nomination by a parent or a guardian for the child;
- Whether there is any conflict between the parents, and what level of conflict that might be;
- The parents’ ability to cooperate to meet their child’s needs;
- Any mental or physical health issues relating to the parents;
- The emotional, developmental, and physical needs of the child;
- The child’s relationship with each parent;
- The need for a child to maintain relationships with siblings;
- Any history of abuse or neglect for the child or one of his or her siblings;
- Whether either parent or any other person seeking custody has engaged in an act of domestic violence against the child, a parent of the child or any other person residing with the child. A finding of domestic violence creates a presumption that sole or joint custody of the child by the perpetrator of the domestic violence is not in the best interest of the child.
What is the difference between sole custody, primary custody and joint custody?
In a Las Vegas custody dispute, sole custody means you have the sole decision making authority for your child and you have your physical custody of your child 100% of the time. It is very rare for a Court to award a parent sole custody.
Primary physical custody means that your child spends more than 60% of the time with you. Most of the time this means that the child will attend school in your school zone and you will be responsible for the day-to-day decision making for your child. Primary custody also changes the way child support is calculated and allows you as the primary custodian to relocate easier than if you had joint.
Parents who have joint physical custody usually see the child equal time or at least 60/40 time split. Child support is calculated differently for parents with join physical custody than when a parent has primary physical custody.
In almost every child custody case, parents are awarded joint legal custody in Nevada. When parents share joint legal custody, both parents may have access to the child's school records, health records and religious training. Joint legal custody means that parents must share certain information about their child and cooperate in certain circumstances such as obtaining psychiatric care for a child.
Why should I hire a Child Custody Attorney?
The role of your child custody attorney is to help you present the facts to the custody court, to speak the language of the custody court, and to get you the best possible outcome for the relationship between you and your child. This is why it’s so essential to find the right custody attorney. You need somebody who has experience as well as compassion. The Rosenblum Law Offices can help.
You need an experienced attorney to help you through the complicated and stressful world of Child Custody. If you or someone you know has a custody related matter, our Las Vegas Child Custody Attorney can assist with your child custody case. Call us today at (702) 433-2889 or fill out our on-line form for more information.