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The best interests of the child

Child custody can be the most emotional and contentious part of any divorce or relationship. I will fight for your child’s rights as if he or she is my own.

When granting custody, the court will decide the arrangement that serves the best interests of the child, whether that means both parents share legal and physical custody, or one parent is granted primary custody.

Many factors go into this decision. Pursuant to NRS 125C.0035, in determining the best interest of the child, the court shall consider and set forth its specific findings concerning among other things:

(a) The wishes of the child if the child is of sufficient age and capacity to form an intelligent preference as to his or her physical custody.

(b) Any nomination of a guardian for the child by a parent.

(c) Which parent is more likely to allow the child to have frequent associations and a continuing relationship with the noncustodial parent.

(d) The level of conflict between the parents.

(e) The ability of the parents to cooperate to meet the needs of the child.

(f) The mental and physical health of the parents.

(g) The physical, developmental and emotional needs of the child.

(h) The nature of the relationship of the child with each parent.

(i) The ability of the child to maintain a relationship with any sibling.

(j) Any history of parental abuse or neglect of the child or a sibling of the child.

(k) Whether either parent or any other person seeking physical custody has engaged in an act of domestic violence against the child, a parent of the child or any other person residing with the child.

(l) Whether either parent or any other person seeking physical custody has committed any act of abduction against the child or any other child.

You need an experienced and aggressive family law attorney to fight for your custodial rights and the best interest of your children.

Contact an experienced and effective custody attorney

At the Law Office of Shelley Lubritz, PLLC in Las Vegas, I provide honest advice and experienced advocacy to help resolve your family law matters. To schedule a free initial consultation at my Las Vegas office, call 702-833-1300 or contact me online.