Las Vegas Child Custody Attorney
Every parent deserves to build a loving relationship with their child. At Lunt Legal, we take your child custody case personally. Our dedicated child custody attorneys put you first. We listen to your concerns and your custody goals and develop a strategy to get the best possible results for you.
What is Child Custody?
Put simply, child custody is the right to make decisions for, and spend time with, your children. Child custody is divided into two subsets, legal custody and physical custody.
Legal custody determines which parent has the right to make life decisions for the child, such as medical care, education, and religion. While this is typically split 50/50, one parent may be given the authority to make a final decision.
Physical custody determines when you have physical access to your child. This is often a split arrangement, as the courts now recognize the value of a child having 2 loving parents, even if they live in separate homes. Rulings on both types of custody will be made by your child custody judge.
How is Child Custody Determined?
In Nevada, there are specific factors that impact your ability to obtain custody of your child. The ultimate goal is to create a solution that is in the “best interests of the child”, and that idea is the main basis for the court’s decision. They determine what will be best for the child or children involved using the following criteria:
- The age & gender of the child
- The mental & physical health of each parent
- The lifestyle, history, & physical home environment of each parent
- The emotional bond between the child and each parent
- Each parent’s ability to emotionally & financially provide for the child
- The child’s preference if over age 12
All things being equal, legal custody is most likely to be given to the primary caregiver, or the parent who keeps the child the majority of the time. Physical custody will most likely be split, based on the schedules and needs of each parent. The court system encourages parents to work together to determine a fair and equitable time sharing arrangement on their own prior to their court appearance. If the judge determines this plan to be in the best interests of the child, it will often be included in your custody agreement. Your child custody lawyer will help you to navigate this difficult and emotionally challenging time.
Child Custody Disputes, Enforcement, & Modification
While many child custody decisions are made as part of the divorce or paternity process, there may be other times when you need assistance with your custody arrangements.
Often, it is assumed that parents are the only ones with rights regarding minor children. However, grandparents and other family members also have rights to visitation and access. If you are being denied access to a child, grandchild, or stepchild, the child custody attorneys at Lunt Legal are prepared to go the extra mile to assist parents, grandparents, and step-parents in obtaining the right to build a relationship with the children they care about most.
Free Consultation with a Skilled Child Custody Attorney
Whether you need assistance with obtaining child custody, child custody modification, child custody enforcement, or disputes, the experienced lawyers at Lunt Legal will take your case personally. Call us today at (702) 919-6469 for a Free Consultation with a child custody attorney at Lunt Legal.