Child Custody Attorney in Las Vegas
Custody cases are some of the most difficult and emotional
family law cases that a client can face. That is why we at Gordon Law Offices strive
to provide quality service and representation to those who need to fight
for custody and for the best interests of their children.
Child Custody Disputes, Enforcement & Modification
Are you currently trying to work out a child custody dispute, or to come
to a workable arrangement regarding custody for your Las Vegas
legal separation case? Whether you are dealing with a custody issue inside or outside of
the courtroom, an attorney at Gordon Law Offices can help. We represent
fathers, mothers, grandparents and step-parents in a variety of legal
issues related to child custody and
visitation throughout Las Vegas. We have
nearly 60 years of experience to apply to your case and can offer you the personal attention and one-on-one
service we believe you deserve from your Las Vegas family law attorney.
How Does a Judge Decide Child Custody?
It is very helpful to know the different factors that the judge will take
into consideration when deciding a child custody case. The first important
thing to know is that the court will decide based on what they see as
the "best interest of the child" and that will be the main basis
for their decision. When determining what the child's best interests
are, the court will take into account several factors, including:
- The child's age and sex
- Each parent's mental and physical health
The lifestyle of the parents
- For example, if they smoke or do drugs
- The emotional bond between the child and each parent
- The parent's ability to provide financially and emotionally for the child
- Environmental changes that would occur with each parent
- If the child is over age 12, their preference can be taken into account
After looking into all these different areas the court may come to a decision
regarding a better suited parent, but if not the custody decision may
go to the parent who has been the primary caregiver.
Experienced in Handling Complex Custody Cases
The agreement or verdict reached for your child custody case will directly
affect you and your child or children for many years into the future.
Making sure you have a competent legal professional to represent your
interests is of the utmost importance, and that is why our law firm is
committed to offering our clients aggressive legal representation in these
matters. During an initial consultation with a Las Vegas child custody
attorney at our firm, you can find out what legal rights you have as a
parent or relative in regard to custody and can talk about establishing
a custody agreement that works for you and is your child's best interests.
Types of Custody in Nevada
At Gordon Law Offices, we are experienced in dealing with even the most
complex child custody cases that involve
protective custody and
temporary protective orders. It is also important to understand that there are two different types
of custody. There is legal custody and there is physical custody, and these can both be awarded to one parent or they can be split among
Legal custody grants that parent the right to make decisions in the child's life
in areas including their education, religion, medical and health care,
and overall upbringing.
Physical custody grants that parent the right to have the child physically with him or
her. Generally, physical custody is split because there are benefits to
having both parents involved in the child's life. The time where you
may see sole physical custody granted is when a parent is unfit to raise a child.
Divorce Attorney in Las Vegas
Making sure you do everything you can to secure a child custody arrangement
that works for you and your child is important. That is why we recommend
involving an attorney as early in this process as possible. We understand
how custody is determined and we can work with you through this process. In addition to helping
clients establish custody agreements, we also work with child custody
modifications. Find out more about how our firm can help you by
contacting a Las Vegas child custody attorney today.