child holding dadThis is the first post in a series of articles which will address the topic of how fathers can gain emergency custody of their children in Las Vegas, Nevada. I consider it important to address this topic as dads are often unsure as to what steps they should take next when they believe their son or daughter is in danger. This confusion can lead to the mistake of parents engaging in “self-help,” which can hurt their legal situation. The goal of my coming articles is to provide information which will help dads to better understand their circumstances. It is also my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of an attorney. If you need assistance, contact my office today to speak with a Las Vegas fathers’ rights lawyer.

I will be addressing a number of topics in my coming articles. Subjects which I will address include:

  • The process of obtaining a temporary child custody order
  • How to get emergency custody of your son or daughter
  • How long it may take to obtain emergency custody

I am addressing these topics for multiple reasons. First, when the matter is an emergency it can be greatly expedited. The Court will likely sign an “Order Shortening Time” and your initial hearing will often be held within a few days. I will be addressing the process of gaining an expedited hearing. Second, gaining emergency custody requires that you provide proof that the situation is actually urgent. I will be discussing what the Court considers an emergency and will also address the type of documentation and evidence which Courts may wish to see. Third, while an initial hearing can be had within a few days, it is important that gaining a final order can take some time. I will be discussing the process of doing so.

An important point that I will be making is that you should contact an attorney immediately if you believe that your son or daughter is in danger. If you take the matter into your own hands then you will be considered in violation of a Court Order. This can greatly hurt your chances of gaining custody. If the situation is truly urgent, then it is best to call law enforcement. The next step is to contact counsel. I am a Las Vegas fathers’ rights lawyer with extensive experience in emergency matters. My office provides a high level of service and we look forward to working with you. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.