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Las Vegas Fathers’ Rights Lawyer

Many fathers are concerned that they will not be treated fairly by the Clark County Family Court and do not know what to expect from the process. The fact of the matter is that Nevada sees a father’s rights as equal to those of a mother. This means that a dad will often be awarded joint custody and may be awarded primary custody if it is in the child’s best interest. Hiring an attorney to assist with the process can help you ensure that these rights are protected. Call our Las Vegas fathers’ rights lawyer today to schedule an initial consultation.

Las Vegas attorney helping Nevada fathers in child custody cases

Nevada considers the rights of a father as equal to those of a mother. Given that ours is a state which presumes joint custody, the Court will begin each case with the belief that the parents should share the children equally. This means that each parent will be entitled to have the child at least forty percent of the time pursuant to Rivero v. Rivero. The Court may award one parent primary custody if it is in the best interest of the child to do so. When determining what is in a child’s best interest the Court will consider factors such as which parent can best meet the child’s needs, any history of violence between the parties, the health and stability of each parent, and which parent is more likely to cause conflict. Child support will be calculated after the Court has made its custody determination.

The first step in a child custody case is to file a Complaint. This is a formal document which initiates the process. Shortly after the other party responds there will typically be a hearing at which the Court will issue temporary rulings regarding child custody, support, and whether a parent should be allowed to relocate out of state (if such a move is being requested). After a process known as “discovery,” which is how information is gained from the other side, a trial will be held and the Judge will issue a final decision. Having a lawyer to assist you with this process can be crucial.

Gary Zernich is a Las Vegas attorney helping Nevada fathers in child custody cases. Once retained Gary will work quickly to file your initial pleadings with the Court so that your case may begin as quickly as possible. If the mother is posing a danger to your children then he will request an expedited hearing in regards to a temporary custody order. He will then use the discovery process to establish why you should have your rights enforced. Evidence gathered may include phone records, email correspondence, social media information, medical history, etc. Gary will ensure that you know what to expect from the process and that you are prepared for trial. He will aggressively represent you from beginning to end. No matter is more serious than that involving one’s children. Our lawyer will take the matter seriously.

Experienced lawyer standing up for the equal rights of Las Vegas fathers

Gary has been practicing law in Las Vegas for over ten years and has regularly protected the rights of fathers during that time. Our firm practices primarily in the area of family law and makes such cases a priority. We often handle matters for an affordable flat fee and strive to provide the highest level of service. We quickly return phone calls, promptly respond to emails, and make ourselves available to answer questions. Do not risk your children to a lesser experienced lawyer. Contact our office today.