This is the first post in a series of articles which will address the topic of how domestic violence impacts child custody in Las Vegas and other Nevada areas. I have previously discussed the interplay between domestic violence and child custody. I am revisiting the topic due to changes in the law which have occurred since my last series as well as to expand upon my original discussion. The goal of my coming articles is to provide information which will assist dads in understanding their rights in a given situation. It is also my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a family law attorney. If you are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a fathers’ rights lawyer.
I will address multiple topics over my coming articles. Topics which I will analyze include:
- Domestic violence and Nevada child custody presumptions
- Why parties make false claims and how to deal with them
- Changing child custody due to domestic violence
There are multiple reasons why I will be addressing these topics. First, Nevada law requires that a Court presume that a parent who has committed domestic violence should not share joint custody of a child. This presumption, however, is rebuttable and it is possible to request that the Court still award joint physical custody. Second, there may be no area of law in which cases are based on false claims as are child custody cases involving domestic violence. I will be discussing the reason for this and how to deal with such claims. Finally, Courts are often quick to change custody when domestic violence has occurred. The need for the accusing parent to quickly bring a request, and the need for the accused parent to defend themselves, must both be discussed.
If you are a dad and you are involved in a child custody dispute then it is important that you retain an attorney as soon as possible. I am a Las Vegas fathers’ rights lawyer who practices solely in the area of family law. I understand that this is an important time in your life and my office will make your case a priority. Contact us online or by telephone to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to speaking with you.