Modifications of Custody Orders
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There are a multitude of reasons why a custody order may need to be modified. For example, one parent may no longer be able to care for the children the same amount of time as they once were. While getting an order changed is not easy, it is possible depending on the circumstances. Our Las Vegas Child Custody Attorneys can help you modify an existing court order. Give us a call today to get started at 702-515-1500 or skip ahead of the line and Schedule Your Consultation online.
Changing Child Custody
A parent may ask the court to change the custody or visitation arrangement if the schedule is not working. The legal standards for this are:
- If the current order gives one parent primary physical custody: You must prove that a custody change is in the best interest of the child AND that a substantial change in circumstances has occurred that affects the welfare of the child since the last custody order was entered;
- If the current order gives both parents joint physical custody: You must prove that it is in the child’s best interest to make a change.
NRS 125C.0035(4) explains the factors the court will consider when determining the best interests of the child:
In determining the best interest of the child, the court shall consider and set forth its specific findings concerning, among other things:
(a) The wishes of the child if the child is of sufficient age and capacity to form an intelligent preference as to his or her physical custody.
(b) Any nomination of a guardian for the child by a parent.
(c) Which parent is more likely to allow the child to have frequent associations and a continuing relationship with the noncustodial parent.
(d) The level of conflict between the parents.
(e) The ability of the parents to cooperate to meet the needs of the child.
(f) The mental and physical health of the parents.
(g) The physical, developmental and emotional needs of the child.
(h) The nature of the relationship of the child with each parent.
(i) The ability of the child to maintain a relationship with any sibling.
(j) Any history of parental abuse or neglect of the child or a sibling of the child.
(k) Whether either parent or any other person seeking physical custody has engaged in an act of domestic violence against the child, a parent of the child or any other person residing with the child.
(l) Whether either parent or any other person seeking physical custody has committed any act of abduction against the child or any other child.
It Starts with a Consultation
Call today and let our Las Vegas Child Custody Lawyers help you with any modifications you may be seeking. 702-515-1500 or skip ahead of the line and Schedule Your Consultation online now.