child holding teddy bearThis is the first post in a series of articles which will address the topic of possibly obtaining primary custody of your child in Las Vegas, Nevada. I am writing on this issue as many parents either desire to have primary custody or believe they are entitled to it. They are then surprised that Nevada will default to granting both parents joint custody. Nevada will grant primary custody to a parent, however, when such an arrangement is in the best interest of the child. I am writing this upcoming series with the goal of providing information as to how parents can establish that a primary custody arrangement would be in the best interest of the youth. It is also my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of an attorney. If you are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.

I will be addressing a number of topics over my coming articles. Issues which I will analyze include:

  • Nevada law that deals with obtaining primary child custody
  • Establishing that primary custody would be in the best interest of the child
  • Changing child custody from joint to primary after an order has previously been issued
  • How a parent with primary custody should conduct themselves

I will be addressing these topics for a number of reasons. First, Nevada judges will begin a case that custody should be jointly shared between the parents. There are several factors which the Court will look at when entertaining a request to grant primary custody. Understanding these factors, and how the Court will apply them, is important to any parent requesting primary custody. Second, the Judge will look to objective evidence when the Court is considering such a request. Understanding the types of evidence which the Court will and will not consider is important to making sure that one is not making a frivolous request. Third, the Court will entertain a request to change custody if circumstances have changed since the last custodial order and such a change will be in the best interest of the youth. Finally, if a parent has primary custody and does not cooperate with their counterpart then the Court may grant a request from the other parent to change the situation.

The Court’s sole concern in any child custody case will be to protect the best interests of the child. The wishes of a parent will largely be considered irrelevant. An experienced attorney will know what types of issues the Court will consider crucial when it comes to determining what is in the best interest of the youth. As a Las Vegas family lawyer, who practices solely in domestic relations law, I am familiar with the handling of such matters. If you are in need of assistance then contact my office online or by telephone today to schedule an initial consultation.