Las Vegas, Nevada favors custody arrangements where the parties share custody of their child, and this allows both parents and the child to maintain their bond and relationship.  

It can be helpful  to talk with an attorney about a custody arrangement as the Court will only defer to the parents if they are able to reach an agreement when that agreement is in the children’s best interest.

When reviewing or deciding custody the court considers all relevant factors, including, but not limited to:

  • The ability of the parents to cooperate with each other in order to meet the needs of the child.
  • The wishes of the child regarding custody, as long as the child is old enough and mature enough to comprehend the situation and make a cognizant decision
  • Any evidence that a parent has committed or attempted to commit an act of child abduction against the child
  • The nature of the relationship between the parents
  • The physical and mental health of each parent
  • The child’s physical, developmental, and emotional needs
  • The established relationships the child has with each parent, any siblings, and other people of significant importance in the child’s life
  • History of neglect, abuse, and any other activity that may prove to be detrimental to the child

A child visitation schedule should include:

  • A schedule of holidays and special occasions, such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, the child’s birthday. Normally the holiday schedule takes precedence over the regular schedule. Many parents opt to rotate holidays, alternating them yearly.
  • Vacations and school breaks are also included with the visitation schedule.
  • The custodial time schedule specifies the times and days the child shall have time with each parent on a regular basis.

Contact a Las Vegas Custody or Visitation Attorney

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