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The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act is necessary because people often don't remain in one state. When child custody disputes arise between parents, that mobility can impact the case. When parents and children remain in one state, that state had jurisdiction over any child matter that occurs.

Do you need a valuation expert during your divorce?

When a couple has millions of dollars in assets, property and investments, a divorce can be quite complex. Simply trying to determine what everything is worth can be difficult. One way to minimize mistakes is to hire a valuation expert. This is an objective third-party who will determine the values of the couple's assets and holding.

How are a child's 'best interests' determined?

In family law, the concept of what's in a child's "best interests" has generally become the standard when courts are asked or required to step in and make these decisions in divorce cases. That happens when parents can't agree on custody and visitation arrangements or other matters impacting their children.

What does the court consider in relocating with a child?

If you are the custodial parent and you want to move several states away to be closer to your family or pursue another job opportunity, will the court approve the move? The answer is that it all depends. There are many factors to be considered and the court is ultimately most concerned about what is in the best interests of the child.

Can child support be negotiated?

Child support under Nevada family law is determined by the court and covers food and shelter along with clothing and utilities. Nothing prevents parents from negotiating additional payments by the non-custodial parent and even settling for less under certain circumstances. Why would a custodial parent settle for less than the court's child support guidelines?