This article is being written to recap and conclude my series on the modification of Nevada custody orders due to a mother’s marijuana use. I felt it was necessary to write on this topic as, since the legalization of weed in our state, parents are often unsure as to their rights. The goal of my last several articles has been to provide information which will help southern Nevada parents to better understand their options. It has also been my goal to provide information which will prove useful when one is selecting a family law attorney. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I have addressed a number of topics over my last several articles. Issues which I have covered include:
- When courts may change custody due to parental marijuana use
- The process of changing custody due to marijuana use
- Discovery in child custody cases involving marijuana
- The process of attending a child custody trial
- How fathers can defend against requests to change custody
I chose to address these topics for several reasons. First, while weed is now legal in our state, abuse of the drug can still impact child custody proceedings. It is important for parents to understand when courts may, or may not, intervene in a matter. Second, a parent can make the process go more smoothly if they know what to expect going forward. Third, discovery will be crucial in establishing that a parent is, in fact, allowing their drug use to harm the child’s best interests. Fourth, many parents do not know what to expect from the trial process. Finally, it is not uncommon for dads to face requests for them to lose visitation due to their own marijuana use.
One point that I stressed through each of these articles is that it is crucial to contact a family law attorney immediately if you believe that your son or daughter is not being properly cared for. By contacting counsel sooner, rather than later, you help to show the Court your level of concern. As a Las Vegas fathers’ rights lawyer, who practices exclusively in the area of family law, I am familiar with handling such matters. My office prides itself on providing a high level of service and I look forward to being of assistance. Contact me today to schedule an initial consultation.