This article is being written to conclude and recap my series on how accusations of domestic violence impact a Las Vegas father’s rights in a child custody case. I considered it important to write on this topic due to the fact that how the Court views such situations is often misunderstood. The goal of my prior articles has been to provide information which will help people with more fully understanding their situation. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a family law attorney. If you are a dad and are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a Las Vegas fathers’ rights lawyer.
I have addressed numerous topics over my recent posts. Issues which I have analyzed include:
- Nevada’s child custody presumptions regarding domestic violence
- Defending against false domestic violence accusations
- Changing Nevada child custody due to domestic violence
There are multiple reasons why I chose to address these topics. First, if the Court finds that domestic violence has occurred then there is a presumption that the offending parent should not have joint custody of the child. This presumption can be overcome, however, by demonstrating that joint custody would still be in the best interest of the youth. Second, it is common for parents to falsely allege domestic violence out of an effort to gain an advantage in custody proceedings. Such efforts may actually result in the accused parent receiving a greater custody share. Finally, if violence has occurred then it is important to file a Motion to Change Custody with the Court as soon as possible.
One point I stressed in each of these articles is the importance of speaking with an attorney if you are a dad who has been accused of domestic violence. Some people make the mistake of thinking that the accusations are simply a “private matter” between two parties. This is not the case. The Court will take such matters very seriously and it is important that you do as well. I am a Las Vegas fathers’ rights lawyer and I devote my practice to the handling of domestic relations law. I understand that this is an important time in your life and my office will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us online or by telephone to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to speaking with you.