This post is written to conclude and recap my expanded discussion on the handling of emergency child custody cases in Las Vegas, Nevada. I decided to write on this issue due to the fact that most parents do not know what steps to take when they feel their son or daughter is in immediate danger. As a result, they may react in a way which is against the interests of both themselves and their children. The goal of my recent articles has been to provide information which will help parents to fully understand their options. 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 several topics over my recent articles. The issues which I analyzed included:
- The need to avoid “self help” in child custody cases
- Emergency custody matters involving parental drug abuse
- Emergency cases involving drug use by a child
- Child custody cases involving abuse
There are several reasons why I chose to address these topics. First, when parents panic they may feel the need to take matters into “their own hands.” This, however, can be seen as a violation of the Court’s orders and may actually result in the concerned parent receiving less time with the child. It is always best to go through the legal process. Second, if the other parent is abusing drugs then it may be necessary to file an emergency Motion so that the other parent may be immediately drug tested. Third, if the child is using drugs then the Court will see the matter as urgent. The facts of the case, however, will determine if the Court views the situation as the fault of one of the parents. Finally, in cases involving abuse it may be necessary to contact Child Protective Services.
One point I stressed in each of these articles is the need to contact a Las Vegas child custody lawyer immediately if you believe that your son or daughter is in danger. The longer you wait to contact counsel then the less likely the Court is to believe that the matter is truly an “emergency.” By contacting an attorney sooner, rather than later, you help to ensure that your rights remain protected. I devote my practice to the handling of family law and we are ready to assist you. Call today.