Custody battles can be stressful as well as emotional for the children as well as the parents. Both parents should be seeking what is best for their children. Nevada courts hold both parents’ rights to see their children as a high priority. Children need both parents unless one presents some sort of danger to the children. Even though the courts seek to keep children with both parents, there is so much unknown when it comes to fighting for custody. Three things that everyone should know before entering a child custody battle include what types of custody there are, how to provide evidence that you are a good parent, and how to choose the best attorney to help lead you through the process.
- Types of custody
When it comes to custody, different arrangements of rights are organized into two main categories.
- Legal custody of the child involves decision-making authority and what will be included in a child’s upbringing like religion, or school decisions, as well as medical decisions.
- Physical custody involves where the child will live, and the timeshare split between parents.
Shared custody is an agreement between the parents when legal and physical custody is shared. But if you believe the best interest of the child involves the other parent not being in your child’s life nor having a say in how the child is raised, then you are seeking sole custody of your child, both legally and physically. This means that your child will be with you all the time and you will make all decisions but is very difficult to obtain.
- Evidence to support your parenting
A willingness to try to work things out with the other parent and try to come to a reasonable custody arrangement on your own will show stability and a prioritizing of the children’s happiness and care over your personal feelings toward your ex. A few tips for maintaining a positive relationship with the other parent with respect to the children are to:
- Always be on time
- Do what you say you will do
- Be respectful of your ex online
- Do not put your children in the middle
Keep a record of positive parenting examples through text, email, or pictures in case you need to defend yourself in court.
- How to choose an attorney
When choosing the right child custody attorney, the importance of experience in a child custody case cannot be overstated. There are many procedural items that you will need help navigating. To have an attorney who has walked through custody battle after custody battle with numerous concerned and anxious parents gives a representative calmness and assuredness to know what to expect and what avenues have produced favorable results in previous cases. If you are in the Las Vegas area, looking for the best representation to give you the support you need to get through the difficult situation of fighting for the custody of your child, Patricia Warnock with the Warnock Family Law firm, will provide the guidance and expertise in your child custody case.