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Why verbal abuse does not impact child custody decisions

Despite the fact that it can have a lasting impact on a child's life, the majority of family court judges tend to share in the belief that verbal abuse should not have an impact on their child custody decisions. In case you're wondering why this is the case, it's important to look no further than to the United States Constitution and its First Amendment.

When will a judge award primary physical custody?

Sometimes parents can't come to agreement on who will receive primary custody of the children. If you're in a battle over custody like this, and you want to make sure you retain your custodial rights, you may want to review what the law says about the matter. This article will review the usual circumstances under which a judge will award primary physical custody to just one parent.

Alleged child neglect could cause a mother to lose custody

Nevada parents who are convicted of child neglect could lose their parental rights to their children. In fact, if police suspect that a child is being neglected, it's not uncommon for them to take the child into custody and deliver him or her to the Nevada Division of Child and Family Services. Once this happens, a parent could face legal challenges in getting the child returned -- especially if the parent is being held in jail.

Your child's best interests are the focal point of custody cases

Child custody is something that parents don't truly want to have to battle over. Each parent wants what they think is best for the child, but when those ideas don't mesh together, the need for a battle becomes evident. As you go through child custody issues, we are here to help you think beyond the immediate problems so that your child can begin to enjoy at least a measure of stability.

New legislation could help Nevada victims of domestic violence

Could new legislation in Nevada called Marsy's Law change the lives of domestic violence victim for the better? If you've been the victim of domestic violence, or know someone who has, this is what one of the state's legislative committees is proposing.

Gay couples moving to protect their parental rights under Trump

Even with marriage equality the law of the land, many gay parents still find themselves having to fight for custody or even visitation of children they've raised, sometimes since birth, because they aren't considered the child's legal parent. If a couple breaks up or if the biological or legal parent dies, the other parent can find him- or herself with no rights to access to the child or to make decisions involving that child.

International child custody and the Hague Convention

When parents divorce or separate, things get extremely complicated when different countries are involved. Let's say you're from Las Vegas, Nevada, and your spouse is from Paris, France. Your spouse might want to go home to Paris with the kids, and you might want to keep them home in Las Vegas.