Nothing is as stressful as matters involving one’s children. This stress is made worse when one or both parents are military members. Serving in the armed forces can create unique issues which must be resolved when children are involved. Such issues include caring for the child while a parent is deployed, properly calculating child support, and more. Hiring a lawyer who can properly handle these issues can be crucial to the outcome of a case. Our Las Vegas child custody attorney assists military families serving at Nellis Air Force base and in southern Nevada. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation.
Las Vegas lawyer handling child custody cases involving Air Force personnel
Nevada is a state which presumes both parents should have joint custody of their child or children. This means that a Clark County Family Court Judge will begin each case with the belief that custody should be shared and a parent, who wishes otherwise, must show the Court that joint custody is not in the child’s best interests. When determining what is in a child’s best interests the Court will consider factors such as:
- The nature of the relationship that each parent has with the child
- The ability of each parent to meet the child’s needs
- The physical and emotional needs of the child
- The source of the conflict between the parents
- Whether there is a history of domestic violence between the parents
- The need of the child to maintain a relationship with any siblings
- When ruling on child custody the Court will issue Orders on matters involving child support, the relocation of children, and more.
Military families may begin child custody proceedings as part of a divorce or independently if the parents were never married. After a Complaint is filed with the Court then the other parent will have twenty days to file a response. Under the Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA) a case will be automatically postponed for ninety days if one is deployed. This means that temporary measures will be put in place if one is serving overseas. When the case is ready to proceed then the Court will enter a temporary arrangement regarding custody, support, and visitation. Each spouse will then be given an opportunity to acquire evidence which shows why they should receive custody. The matter will conclude at a trial where the Judge will resolve all outstanding issues. This is a complicated process and it is suggested that you retain an attorney to assist you.
Amber Robinson is a Las Vegas child custody lawyer assisting Air Force members who are going through a dispute. She will use your initial consultation to help you understand what to expect from the process and to give you a realistic assessment of your case. Once retained she will quickly file any necessary pleadings with the court. If a settlement is not possible then she will use the discovery process to gather evidence showing why your request for custody should be granted. Such evidence will relate to one’s ability to parent and can include medical records, phone records, financial documents, etc. Amber will ensure that you are prepared for trial and will aggressively protect your interests throughout the process. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation.
Affordable child custody attorney assisting Las Vegas military families
Serving in the military is not lucrative and raising a child is expensive enough. Amber is an attorney who recognizes that legal representation must be affordable. She assists military families in child custody cases and often does so for a set flat fee. She can often accept modified payment plans so that you may focus your finances on your children. We respect the sacrifices you have made for our country and are ready to assist you.