This post is written to wrap up and recap my series on the rights of Las Vegas fathers who have never been married to their child’s mother. I felt it was necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that many parents are confused about a dad’s rights and obligations, especially when the parties have never been married. The goal of my last several articles has been to provide information which will help people to more fully understand their options. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of an attorney. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I have addressed a number of topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have analyzed included:
- The rights of an unmarried Nevada father
- Why Las Vegas dads should establish custody
- Using discovery to build a child custody case
- How to conduct yourself after the Court proceedings are over
There are several reasons why I chose to address these issues. First, many do not understand that our state views the rights of a mom and a dad as “equal.” This means that the Court will grant joint custody to the parents unless it is shown that such an arrangement would not be in the best interests of the child. Second, it is important for a dad to obtain a custody order as quickly as possible. Not obtaining an order means that father will have no mechanism through which to enforce visitation. Third, contrary to what is shown in popular media, trials are not won with “surprise” evidence. Instead, trials are won with evidence which is meticulously collected through the discovery process. Finally, properly conducting one’s self is important to ensuring that the case does not quickly go back to Court.
One point I stressed through each of these discussions is that dads should immediately contact an attorney if they need assistance with a child custody matter. The longer you wait to take action, then the more likely the Clark County Family Court is to view the “status quo” as acceptable. As a Las Vegas fathers’ rights lawyer, I often handle matters involving unmarried parents. Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation.