This post concludes and recaps my series on filing for an emergency change of child custody in Las Vegas, Nevada. I felt it necessary to write on this topic as many parents, for obvious reasons, are unsure of how to proceed when they believe that their child is in a bad situation. The goal of my last several posts has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation. It has also been my goal to provide information which will help people to make an informed decision when they are selecting a family law attorney. If you have questions or need assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I have addressed several topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have analyzed include:
- Whether the Courts will entertain an emergency custody motion
- How to file an emergency child custody motion
- What to expect at the initial court hearing
- Proving that your child is in danger
- Attending trial in an emergency child custody case
- How to conduct yourself after your case is concluded
There are several reasons for parents to understand these issues. First, the Clark County Family Court will generally only consider matters to be an “emergency” when the child is in some sort of imminent danger or a detrimental situation. Simple disagreements over parenting will not justify an emergency hearing. Second, when filing your request with the Court it is important to include as many facts as possible in order to justify your position. Third, it is important to understand that there are several possible outcomes which can occur at the initial hearing. Fourth, the discovery process allows you to acquire evidence which can help to prove your case. Fifth, knowing what to expect from the trial process helps to ensure that matters go smoothly. Finally, conducting yourself in a civil manner, after the case is completed, can help to ensure that you do not quickly go back to Court.
One point I have made through each of these articles is that you should contact an attorney as soon as possible if you believe your child is in a bad situation. The longer you wait to go to Court then the less likely a Judge is to view the matter as an “emergency.” The reason for this is simple – the longer you allow the situation to go on, without taking the matter to Court, then the more likely the Judge is to think that you have not been overly concerned with the circumstances your child faces. As a Las Vegas family law lawyer I have handled many cases which involved an emergency change of child custody. My office is ready to assist you. Contact us today.