This is the final 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. It can be frustrating and sometimes frightening when a co-parent fails to comply with a child custody order. In certain circumstances, this failure can be considered parental abduction and result in a change in the custody arrangement. Our goal in this series has been to provide information on when and how a court will consider modifying custody. Consulting a fathers’ rights attorney can help you understand your options. If you need assistance, contact my office today to speak to a lawyer.
This series, has addressed 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
These issues are important for a variety of reasons. First, the question of whether a parental abduction has occurred is very fact specific. Understanding what types of situations will be considered serious enough to modify a custody arrangement can help impacted parents decide whether to take legal action. Second, if an abduction has in fact occurred, a parent may need to take immediate steps to have the child returned. It is possible in certain circumstances, for the Court to modify custody as part of this process. Third, the parties should understand the importance of the discovery process, which is used to gather evidence to support a modification request. Fourth, the trial process can be intimidating and understanding what to expect can be helpful. Last, if accused of parental abduction, there may be defenses available to prevent a custody modification.
If you are a Las Vegas father and are involved in a potential parental abduction matter, it is important to understand your rights and legal options. It is essential to engage a fathers’ rights attorney, experienced in these types of cases to assist with the process. My firm is dedicated to diligently representing clients in custody matters. Contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.