Doing What Is Best for You & Your Child
A divorce between two partners who have children together is always going to be more complicated than cases without children involved. As you and your former partner work out your divorce, you will have to determine who will have custody of the child. Emotions can run high, and disputes can become contentious.
SmartLaw Las Vegas is a Nevada family law firm here to guide you through this journey and stand up for you whether in mediation or in litigation. Las Vegas child custody attorney Sean D. Lyttle and his staff have been protecting the rights of families throughout the state since 2014. Our firm knows that you need compassionate support during this difficult time. We will be by your side through it all, always acting in you and your children’s best interests.
Contact our Las Vegas child custody lawyer for comprehensive representation. Call (702) 664-8859 or send us a message online today to get started with a free consultation.
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In Nevada, there are two types of custody: physical and legal. Physical custody refers to who the child lives with. Legal custody refers to which parent(s) can make decisions on the child’s behalf. Parents can be granted joint custody—wherein they both share responsibilities—or sole custody.
Ideally, you and your partner will be able to negotiate amicably and come to a custody agreement together. Unfortunately, things are not always this easy. If you and your partner cannot agree on custody, a judge in family court will decide for you.
When determining child custody, the court will consider:
- The child’s best interests
- Any instances of abuse
- The child’s age
- The mental and physical well-being of both parents and the child
- Each parent’s location and home environment
- The child’s relationship with each parent
- Each parent’s parenting skills
Termination of Parental Rights
Terminating a parent’s rights regarding his or her child is a big decision that should only be done if it is in the child’s best interest.
Once a parent’s rights have been terminated, they can no longer:
- Have a relationship with the child
- Raise the child
- Visit or talk with the child
- Pay child support (except for child support arrears)
- Be named on the child’s birth certificate
Keep in mind that you are not allowed to terminate your own rights—unless you and the custodial parent are both in agreement that your rights should be terminated. The process of terminating parental rights can be long and arduous but our Las Vegas child support attorney can help you navigate it step by step.
Learn More During a Free Consultation
Because determining child custody can be one of the most complex and contentious aspects of a divorce, having an experienced and compassionate legal guide on your side can help streamline and remove much of the stress of the process. At SmartLaw Las Vegas, Sean has been helping clients successfully settle custody matters throughout the state since 2014. Our Nevada child custody attorney and his team possess the knowledge, skills, and determination to stand up for the rights of you and your children.
To learn more about how we can assist you with a child custody case, call our child custody attorney at (702) 664-8859. All initial consultations are free of charge and come with no obligation!
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