This article is being written to conclude and recap my series on how Las Vegas fathers can gain emergency custody of their son or daughter. I considered this an important topic to address as many individuals make the mistake of engaging in self-help when they believe their child is in danger. Taking matters into your own hands may actually result in you receiving less time with your child and not more. If you believe that your child is facing an immediate threat then it is important to contact law enforcement. It is also important to contact an attorney immediately thereafter. The goal of my recent articles has been to provide information which will assist with the selection of counsel. If you are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a fathers’ rights lawyer.
I addressed a number of topics over my recent articles. Subjects which I discussed include:
- The process of obtaining a temporary custody order
- Establishing the presence of an emergency in your child custody case
- How long getting emergency custody of your child may take
I chose to address these particular topics for multiple reasons. First, the process of obtaining emergency custody begins by filing a Motion with the Court. The Court may or may not make a temporary change at the initial hearing. A trial date will then be set to determine whether a change should be granted or if any temporary change should be made permanent. Second, the Court will typically consider the matter an “emergency” if the child is in some form of imminent danger. Disagreements over parenting styles, disapproval of the other parent, or other such issues will not constitute a critical situation as far as the Court is concerned. Also, the Court can be expected to look to objective evidence when determining whether a critical situation exists. Third, the Court will often hear emergency matters on “shortened time,” meaning that a hearing may be held within a few days after your Motion is filed.
An important point to take from these articles is that it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible if you believe that your child is in danger. The longer you allow the situation to persist then the less likely the Court will be to consider the matter urgent. This is due to the fact that, for obvious reasons, a parent is likely to take immediate action if their child is under threat. As someone who practices solely in the area of family law, I am familiar with the handling of such matters. Contact my office online or by telephone to speak with a Las Vegas fathers’ rights lawyer. I understand that this is an important time in your life and my office will give your case the attention it deserves.