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Child custody situations have the tendency to be among the most emotionally charged legal matters during a divorce. Child custody must be decided by separating couples, but unfortunately, this issue tends to create unnecessary problems and arguments. Oftentimes, separating couples react harshly or bitterly toward one another, and these confusing emotions can lead to costly litigation and explosive courtroom battles.

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If you need assistance contesting or creating a child custody agreement in Las Vegas, Leavitt Law Firm can provide strong representation in or out of the courtroom. With decades of combined experience handling thousands of cases in divorce court and providing mediation throughout Nevada, we have the unique experience and knowledge to successfully guide your family through even the most complicated matters. When you need an effective yet compassionate and understanding Las Vegas child custody lawyer by your side, Leavitt Law Firm is here to help.

Contact (702) 996-6052 for a consultation with a child custody attorney in Las Vegas.

Nevada Custody Laws

If you are approaching divorce or already in the midst of the process, it is imperative that you are aware of the types of custody and how these matters are decided in Nevada. There are two types of custody,

  • Physical Custody - Grants a parent the rights to have the child live with them and be with them while the other parent may have visitation rights.
  • Legal Custody - Grants a parent the rights to make decisions on behalf of the child. The decisions could be regarding their medical care, their education, their religion, etc.

These are the types of custody to be determined, but there are generally two methods of distributing the custody.

  • Sole Custody - Sole custody means that one parent has complete responsibility of the child, either legally, physically or both. One parent can be granted sole physical custody and the non-custodial parent would generally pay child support to help the custodial parent with the financial needs of the child. One parent can also be granted sole legal custody of a child and they would then be responsible for all decisions of the child.
  • Joint Custody - Joint custody means that the parents share rights of the child, either legally, physically or both. Generally, the parents will split the responsibilities and share custodial time with the child and make legal decisions together.

How Nevada Courts Review Child Custody Cases

Child custody involves specific agreements for the legal custody, physical custody, and visitation of a child. Child custody laws in Las Vegas, NV state that the legal and physical custody of a child can include permanent or temporary orders and must be based on what the court determines is in the best interests of the child.

Factors that could be considered in a child custody order include:

  • History of child abuse
  • The child's proximity to other siblings
  • The level of conflict between the parents
  • The child's relationship with each of the parents
  • The mental, emotional, and physical condition of the parents
  • The child's physical, emotional, and mental condition and needs
  • If the child is over 12 years of age, the court may ask of the child's personal wishes

If you are involved in divorce, legal separation, a paternity dispute, or terminating parenting rights due to domestic violence or child abuse and neglect, then working with an experienced child custody lawyer in Las Vegas will be crucial to protecting your child's well-being and your parenting privileges.

Fighting for child custody? Call (702) 996-6052!

If parents cannot come to a mutual agreement outside of court through mediation, your child custody decision could be subject to court intervention. Simply put, the family court judge will have wide discretion in a child custody arrangement. Who would you rather decide a child custody agreement for your child: you or the court?

Don't let a dispute during a divorce or legal separation cause you to be permanently disconnected from your child's life. We know how important it is for you to be involved in the development and growth of your child through the years. Talk to a child custody attorney in Las Vegas to help you fight for custody.

Leavitt Law Firm is the a law firm you can trust! Call (702) 996-6052 to schedule a case evaluation with a child custody lawyer in Las Vegas today.

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