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 divorce, paternity, or 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 domestic violence, 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 both parents.

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 enforcement and modifications. Find out more about how our firm can help you by contacting a Las Vegas child custody attorney today.

Las Vegas Divorce Lawyer

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Gordon Law Offices
Las Vegas Divorce Lawyer
704 S 6th St,
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Local Phone: 702.384.8831
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