Smiling child walking with motherThis is the first post in a series of articles that will address when Las Vegas, Nevada fathers may be able to modify child custody following a parental abduction. Knowing what types of actions constitute kidnapping by a parent is important for all those involved to understand. These actions can result in changes to an order for child custody in certain situations. The goal of this upcoming series is to educate dads about the custody modification process after such an event occurs. I would encourage individuals facing this problem to seek the help of a fathers’ rights attorney. If you are in need of assistance contact my office today to speak to a lawyer.

In this series, I will address several key topics including:

  • Situations in which the Court will, and will not, consider changing custody
  • Requesting a change of custody as part of having the child returned
  • The importance of discovery in such matters
  • What to expect from the trial process
  • Defending against claims of parental abduction and requests to change custody

There are many reasons why I have chosen to discuss these topics. First, the actions that constitute parental abduction can vary depending on the facts of a specific situation. Parents should have a general understanding of which activities can cause a Court to modify a custody arrangement. Second, once a party has established that a parent has absconded with a child without permission, it is possible to seek a modification to a custody order. The Court could grant this request as part of the arrangements for the child being returned. Third, because each case is fact specific, the parties should understand the importance of the evidence gathering process, known as discovery. Fourth, explaining what to expect at trial can help fathers impacted by these cases understand the seemingly daunting process. Last, a parent accused of parental abduction should know what defenses may be available against the claim to preserve his custody rights.

If you are a dad and are involved in a potential parental abduction matter, it is important to understand your legal rights. Engaging a Las Vegas fathers’ rights attorney, experienced in these types of cases, is highly recommended. My firm is dedicated to diligently representing clients in custody matters. Contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.