Nevada Child Custody Lawyer

Pahrump Custody Attorney

Nevada is a vibrant state where the welfare of children is paramount. Battlefront Legal understands that the delicate and emotional nature of child custody battles can be overwhelming.

That’s why when you work with child custody attorney Christopher Harrison, you will be working with someone who is proud to offer specialized child custody services, ensuring that your child’s interests are always at the forefront.

Child custody disputes are always challenging, whether resulting from a divorce, separation, or other circumstances. These are not merely legal battles but emotional journeys that demand sensitivity, expertise, and a deep understanding of family dynamics.

Understanding Visitation Rights in Nevada

In Nevada, child custody and visitation rights are determined by “the best interest of the child.” There is no inherent preference for either parent. Both “legal custody” (the authority to make parenting decisions) and “physical custody” (where the child will live) must be specified in any divorce involving minor children. If a parent has committed acts of domestic violence, they are typically disqualified from being a custodian.

The Nevada Supreme Court, in the 2009 Rivero case, redefined “joint custody” to include situations where parents share custody 60/40 or closer, such as a 3-day to 4-day weekly timeshare.

Top Questions About Child Custody in Nevada

Can I Move Out of State With My Child?

Relocating out of state with your child can be a complex legal issue, especially if you share custody with the other parent. In Nevada, you cannot move out of state with your child without either the consent of the other parent or a court order. Click here to read more on child relocation.

Can Third-Parties Seek Custody?

In Nevada, grandparents or other third parties can seek custody of a child under certain circumstances. This process is not straightforward and typically involves proving that the child’s best interests are better served with the third party rather than with the biological parents. Here are some key points to understand. Click here to read more on third party custody.

Can Nevada Custody Orders be Modified?

Yes, child custody orders in Nevada can be modified, but certain conditions must be met. Modifying a custody order typically requires demonstrating that there has been a substantial change in circumstances since the original order was issued. Click here to read more on child custody modification orders.

Grounds for Terminating Parental Rights?

Terminating parental rights is a serious legal action that permanently ends the legal relationship between a parent and their child. In Nevada, this can only occur under specific circumstances where it is deemed in the best interest of the child. Click here to read more on terminating parental rights.

How to get Guardianship in Nevada?

Obtaining guardianship in Nevada involves a legal process where an individual is appointed by the court to care for a minor or an incapacitated adult. Here are the steps to get guardianship in Nevada. Click here to read more on obtaining guardianship in Nevada.

How to Modify Child Visitation in Nevada?

Modifying child visitation orders in Nevada is a process that requires demonstrating a change in circumstances and proving that the modification is in the best interest of the child. Click here to read more on changing visitation in Nevada.

If you need help from a Pahrump custody attorney, call 775 539 0000 or contact us online to discuss your options with our team.