Perhaps the most contested issue in a divorce is child custody. These types of issues tend to be extremely emotionally difficult and require the skilled guidance of a trusted Henderson child custody attorney from McDonald Law Offices, PLLC.
Ideally, child custody should be determined between the parents. If for whatever reason, parents cannot come to an agreement on the custody or visitation schedule, the court will intervene and make a decision on behalf of the parents based on whatever they see will best serve the best interests of the child.
In Nevada, the process to modify your current child custody order is known as the “best interest of the child standard.” Under this notion, courts have the right to modify or even terminate a custody arrangement, if they see that it is not in line with serving the best interests of the child.
There are two different types of custody in Nevada. A parent who has legal custody will be responsible for making major life decisions for the child, until he or she becomes a legal adult. These decisions can include what school the child will attend, to who his or her doctor will be. Physical custody, however, determines which parent the child will live with.
Under no circumstances does a parent have the authority to keep the other from seeing their child. Even in the event when one parent is delinquent on their child support payments, it is up to the courts to intervene. If you find that your ex-spouse is keeping you from seeing your child, you should not hesitate to call our firm so we can take swift action in protecting your rights as a parent.
Before a child is able to make his or her own decisions on who they’d wish to live with, a judge must determine that the child has the sufficient intelligence and maturity to soundly make that choice. The legal term for this is “teenage discretion” – there’s no hard and fast age at which this doctrine goes into effect, it is up to the judge’s discretion.
Our Henderson child custody attorneys have successfully handled more than 200 family law cases in Nevada. We know what it takes to craft tailor-made solutions that suit your needs and we work tirelessly to go above and beyond in ensuring that your rights are protected.
Facing a child custody dispute? You can turn to us. Call McDonald Law Offices, PLLC today at (702) 850-8004 to schedule your confidential consultation.