This post is being written to conclude and recap my series on the common question of whether a Nevada child can choose which parent to live with. I felt it was important to write on this topic as this is an issue which often causes a great deal of confusion between parents. This confusion and/or misunderstanding can lead to disagreements which have no basis in law. The goal of my recent articles has been to provide information which will assist people in better understanding their options. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a fathers’ rights attorney. If you are involved in a child custody dispute then contact my office today to speak with a Las Vegas lawyer.
I have addressed several topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have analyzed include:
- Will the Clark County Family Court consider a child’s wishes
- Will the Court disregard a teenager’s custody choice
- The limits on a child’s ability to refuse visitation
- How Courts deal with parental coaching of children
There are multiple reasons why I chose to address these topics. First, many parents make the mistake of thinking that there is a “magic age” at which children can choose which parent to live with. The fact of the matter is that, until children reach the age of majority, they do not have absolute say over their living situation. Second, the Court will disregard the wishes of a child if those preferences go against the child’s own self-interest. Third, while a teenager may be given “discretion” over how they allocate their time – they must make sure that each parent receives the amount of time to which they are entitled. If parents do not receive this time, then the Court may revoke the discretion. Finally, if your child’s mother is attempting to engage in “parental alienation” by coaching your son or daughter, then this is a situation which the Court will take very seriously.
If you or a loved one are involved in a family law dispute then contact my office today to speak with a Las Vegas fathers’ rights lawyer. I devote my practice to the handling of domestic relations law and I recognize the gravity of the situation. I pride myself on providing a high level of service and my office is ready to assist you. Contact us today to speak with an attorney.