This article is being written to conclude and recap my series on how accusations of domestic violence can impact Las Vegas, Nevada child custody cases. I felt it was necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that individuals are often under misunderstandings as to how such situations can impact their family law matter. By understanding what to expect from the process, a parent can more efficiently move their situation forward. The goal of my recent articles was to provide information which will dispel many commonly held, and mistaken, beliefs. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a family law attorney. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I addressed a number of topics over my recent articles. Issues which I analyzed include:
- The impact of domestic violence on child custody determinations
- Overcoming the presumption against joint child custody
- How Courts handle false domestic violence allegations
- Changing child custody due to domestic violence
I chose to address these topics for multiple reasons. First, if the Court finds that domestic violence has occurred then it will presume that the offending parent should not share joint custody. A parent need not be convicted of a criminal defense in order for the Court to make such a finding. Second, while the Court will presume that a parent should not enjoy joint custody, this presumption can be overcome by showing that it would be in the child’s best interests. Third, if a parent is found to have made false accusations against their counterpart, then the offending parent may have their custody rights reduced. Finally, it is important to understand that changing custody is a multi-part process. This process begins with the filing of a Motion and ends with a settlement or trial.
If you are involved in a legal dispute then it is important that you contact an attorney to assist you as soon as possible. The Clark County Family Court takes accusations of domestic violence very seriously. By retaining an attorney, who is familiar with the process, you help to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the process. I am a Las Vegas child custody lawyer who devotes her practice to the handling of domestic relations law. We understand that this is a serious time in your life and we will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us online or by telephone today.