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 Courts consider objective evidence in child custody cases. A Judge will typically pay the most attention to those claims which can be established through verifiable facts. Less deference will be given to claims that appear to simply be unsubstantiated allegations. When deciding whether to bring a case, it is best that you discuss the matter with an experienced family law attorney. In this article I will discuss another important topic – the use of discovery to gather the objective evidence which I previously discussed. Contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I previously discussed the use of discovery in child custody cases as a general matter. In a case where a dad wishes to obtain primary custody, it will be necessary to gather evidence that the mother is not providing an adequate environment for the child. In certain instances, the lack of a proper environment will be obvious. These include matters where the mother is abusing drugs, alcohol, or engaging on other inappropriate behavior. In these types of instances, a father’s discovery efforts will focus on obtaining police records, CPS reports, drug test results, etc. The process can be used to require that the mother sign any releases necessary to obtain these items.
There are other instances in which the unfitness of a mother may not be so clear. One such example is when the mom has moved in a new boyfriend who is an inappropriate person to be in the presence of the children. In this type of situation, discovery can be used to obtain financial information, criminal records, and more. The type of information that is going to be relevant will always depend on the specific facts of the case. To best understand what type of evidence you will need in your matter, it is suggested that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
As a Las Vegas fathers’ rights lawyer, I regularly assist dads who wish to obtain primary custody of their children. I pride myself on providing the highest levels of service and my office is ready to assist you. Contact us today.