This article is being written to conclude and recap my series on whether or not it is illegal for a parent to smoke weed around a child in the state of Nevada. I felt it was important to write on this issue due to the fact that, since the legalization of marijuana, this has been a subject of confusion for parents. This confusion often includes the parents on each side of the disagreement. The goal of my last several articles has been to provide information which will assist people with better understanding their situation. It has also been my goal to provide information which will help with selecting a fathers’ rights attorney. If you are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I addressed multiple issues over my recent articles. Topics which I analyzed included:
- How legally smoking weed impacts child custody
- How Courts react to smoking weed around a child
- Steps the Court will take if a parent improperly uses marijuana
- When a parent uses marijuana before driving with the child
- Marijuana use and changing child custody
There are multiple reasons why I chose to address these topics. First, the legal use of marijuana can impact the Court’s decision if it impacts the parent’s ability to care for the child. Second, how the Court will react to the situation will depend on, again, whether the youth’s best interests are impacted. Third, how the Court will react will depend on the specifics of the situation. The Judge may simply admonish the parent or, if the child is more severely impacted, the Court may be inclined to modify custody. Fourth, driving with the child, while impaired, is a situation for which the Judge will typically have little to no patience. Finally, understanding the process of modifying custody can help to ensure that things will go more smoothly.
One point I stressed in each of these articles is that one should contact an attorney as soon as possible if they are going through a child custody dispute. The longer a situation is allowed to go on, then the less likely the Court will be to believe that the matter is urgent. By contacting counsel, you can begin the legal process as soon as possible. I am a Las Vegas fathers’ rights lawyer who recognizes the serious nature of such situations. If you are in need of assistance then contact my office online or by telephone to schedule an appointment. We look forward to speaking with you.