It goes without saying that fathers have rights in a divorce proceeding. Fathers are now taking a more active role in their children’s lives, forcing divorce laws to change with the times. Still, there are misconceptions to overcome. That is where the Las Vegas -based Zernich Law Office comes in to protect Nevada fathers’ rights.
Contact our office by telephone at 702.616.9838 to arrange for a confidential consultation with Gary Zernich, Esq.
Fathers’ Rights are Equal to Mothers’ Rights
Nevada law considers the rights of a father to be equal to those of a mother. Accordingly, both father and mother are on equal ground in any and all aspects of a contested or uncontested divorce. No decisions in a divorce are based on gender. In this day and age, numerous husbands have set aside career aspirations to be a stay-at-home father. With a marriage ending, they may need spousal support.
Nevada presumes that child custody should be shared between the father and the mother. In other words, the Family Court Judge must begin each case with the idea that custody should be shared. The only way a Judge can award something other than joint custody is if joint custody is not in the best interests of the child or children. When determining a child’s best interests, the Court will consider things such as:
- The wishes of the child
- The needs of the child
- Which parent is better able to cooperate with the other
- Conflict between the parents
- Any history of domestic violence
Nevada Family Courts are increasingly awarding joint custody in recent years.
Protecting Fathers’ Rights in Child Custody Cases
Nevada fathers are often under the misunderstanding that mothers “have all the rights.” This is simply not accurate. As stated above, custody is presumed to be shared in Nevada and the rights of a father are considered equal to those of a mother.
Representation You Can Afford
Many fathers are concerned about finances when it comes to their divorce and/or child custody case. The Zernich Law Office offers competitive rates so you can focus on your family rather than finances. Contact us today at 702.616.9838 to schedule a consultation with Gary Zernich, Esq.
If you are going through a difficult family law matter, you need a law firm that will be there for you. You need attorneys who will fight for your rights and get the results that you deserve. Contact our office by phone at 702.616.9838 to arrange for a confidential consultation with one of our lawyers today.