Contested Custody

The courts don’t always need to be involved in cases involving custody of a child, but sometimes the parents are not in agreement, or the decision becomes heated and, at times, even belligerent. When parents are unable to make a fair decision, the courts will enter to help the decision to help and protect the child in the process.

Deciding who will receive custody

There are many factors that the courts will consider to determine which parent gets custody. Although some of factors hold more weight than others, the state of Nevada will look at the following to decide where the child’s permanent home should be.

  • If the child is old and mature enough to make a thoughtful decision, the court will take his or her wishes into consideration.
  • Any history of domestic violence a parent may have (against anyone, not just the child)
  • Any history of abuse or neglect for either parent
  • The physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing of either parent
  • The ability for either parent to provide for their child’s wellbeing and health
  • The likelihood for the child to be able to maintain a healthy relationship between both parents

Securing an experienced lawyer

It is critical to seek experienced legal help when you are in the midst of fighting a custody battle in the court. The process is long and complicated, and it is important for you to have someone who can help navigate the uncertainty. Not only that, but an experienced lawyer will have the background knowledge to help the court’s determine what’s best for your family. Give us a call today to see if we will be the right fit for you and your family.

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