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Father’s Rights in Las Vegas and Surrounding Areas

Justice may be blind, but it doesn’t always feel that way. And there is no area of law where that is more true than in the area of Family Law. To many men, whether they be husbands, fathers, or both, it seems that the decks of the Family Court are stacked against them and in favor of the wife or mother. In the old days, this was actually true.

A father holds his newborn son after being awarded custody in Henderson, NV.

We Understand the Intricacies of Nevada Law

The Nevada Legislature has taken great pains in making today’s Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, and Divorce laws gender-neutral rather than stacking the decks in favor of the wife or mother.

Unfortunately, just because the law has become gender-neutral doesn’t mean that the Courts have followed suit. Judges have their own feelings about the law and about how the law should be applied. Accordingly, in order to get the best possible outcome, you need an attorney who understands the intricacies of Nevada Law, Nevada judges, and how the two interact.

We Know Father’s Rights

At Smith Legal Group, we understand that men are more than just a paycheck. Men want to be involved in their children’s lives, they have a right to be involved in their children’s lives, and they do not deserve to be shut out of their children’s lives just because they are not the Child’s mother. At Smith Legal Group, we understand the issues that affect fathers and how to maximize the law for our clients’ benefit – even when judges are less than enthusiastic about doing so. We also understand that not all mothers are created equal. Accordingly, in cases where the mother has issues that affect their children’s wellbeing, we have successfully obtained Primary Physical Custody awards for our clients.

Call Smith Legal Group today for a free consultation. We know Father’s Rights, we understand Father’s Rights, and we can assist you in obtaining the best possible Order that will protect your rights with your children and your finances.

There are no automatic requirements for the father to make child support payments. Child support is determined solely by the court’s evaluation of both parents’ financial circumstances and the child’s ongoing needs. Whether you have custody can also impact your child support obligations.

When the mother blocks visitation rights or demonstrates purposeful interference with the father’s allocated parenting time, it could lead to legal repercussions in favor of the father’s future court considerations. The court may modify custody arrangements to allow both parents to maintain a meaningful relationship with their child.

The court may grant different types of custody to fathers, depending on what is deemed to be in the best interests of the child. These arrangements can include sole custody, joint custody, or physical custody, with the final decision being based on the specific circumstances of the case and the child’s needs.

A paternity test can be a pivotal step. While it establishes biological fatherhood, it doesn’t automatically grant legal rights. You’ll need to take additional legal steps, such as filing a paternity action, to secure custody or visitation rights. This ensures the rights and responsibilities of the father are recognized and protected under the law.

Unmarried fathers are not second-class citizens in the eyes of the law. You have the same entitlement to seek custody and visitation rights as married fathers. However, you will typically need to establish legal paternity and fulfill certain legal requirements as a foundational step before pursuing these rights.

Not being named the father on the child’s birth certificate doesn’t automatically strip you of your parental rights, but it does make establishing legal paternity necessary – and more challenging. Nevada law provides specific pathways for you to assert your parental rights, such as undergoing processes like court-ordered paternity testing to legally play an active role in the child’s life.

When determining child custody arrangements, Nevada family courts dig deep, taking various factors into account. These factors include the nature of the child’s relationship with each parent, the emotional and physical needs of the child, and the ability of each parent to effectively meet those needs. By carefully considering these aspects, the court strives to make decisions that promote the overall welfare and happiness of the child.

Absolutely not. In Nevada, family courts are guided by the principle of the “best interests of the child.” Gender bias has no place in these decisions. Family courts assess each parent’s abilities impartially to ensure the child’s welfare in a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment.

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