This is the next post in my series on how Las Vegas fathers may make a case for primary child custody. My last article discussed why some child custody orders may be “longer lasting” than others. When a Court’s ruling is based on facts, which are temporary in nature, then a Judge may be more likely to modify his or her ruling at a later date. To understand whether you have a case to modify your most recent order, it is suggested that you speak with a fathers’ rights attorney as soon as possible. In this article I will discuss how dads can act in their child’s best interests after the case has been concluded. If you have questions about your situation then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
Conducting one’s self in a way that is in the best interests of their child can ensure that they do not risk losing custody later on. There are several steps one can take to ensure that they are behaving appropriately. First, it is typically best to follow the Court’s visitation schedule precisely. One of the factors the Court will consider is the extent to which a parent is complying with visitation orders and respecting the other parent’s time with the child. Second, it is best to share as much information with the other parent as possible. This includes sharing information in regards to schooling, medical appointments, and any other matters which seem important. By following the Court’s orders, and sharing information with the other parent, you help to ensure that your counterpart will not have grounds to modify custody.
There are several other courses of conduct which should be followed as well. These include not speaking ill of the other parent in the presence of the child, not discussing the litigation with the child, and being respectful of the other parent when you deal with them. For obvious reasons, a Judge will not consider it to be in the child’s best interests when a parent is demeaning another in their presence. Also, a child’s time should be about their needs, not your unhappiness with your ex. By keeping matters between you and your ex, and not involving the child, you help to ensure that things go smoothly.
If you have questions about your situation then it is best to speak with a fathers’ rights lawyer as soon as possible. I am a Las Vegas child custody attorney who devotes her practice to family law and I strive to provide a high level of service. Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation.