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Nothing is more important than your children. If you are going through a child custody dispute then you are concerned for their well-being. You need to be sure about their living arrangement, what school they are going to attend, making sure they continue to be covered by health insurance, and whether you will be receiving or paying child support. The 702 Divorce and Family Law Firm is a Las Vegas law firm practicing exclusively in the area of family law. Our team of experienced and dedicated attorneys have handled numerous child custody matters effectively and affordably in Southern Nevada, and we are ready to fight for you.

Las Vegas Child Custody Law Firm

Child custody in Nevada concerns the physical and legal care of a child. The parent who has that responsibility should have their rights decided upon before determining where they will live with and raise their kids, which decision can be made by either party if both parents agree on it or negotiated during divorce proceedings based on amicable agreements between them instead.

The Nevada family court system is unique in that it takes the needs of children into account during child custody proceedings. There aren’t one-size-fits-all outcomes because each situation deserves consideration, which we do by working closely with both parents and building compelling evidence for our client’s case before presenting it to a judge who will ultimately decide what would be best for your kids.

Our office has extensive experience in handling child custody matters. If you are going through a Nevada divorce or if you were never married to the parent of your child, our firm is able to help. The 702 Divorce and Family Law Firm's dedicated and experienced Las Vegas Custody Attorneys have deep rooted knowledge of our State’s process for these types of cases and can navigate you through these tough times.

Common Child Custody Issues in Nevada

The dissolution of your marriage is an emotional and stressful event. The assertive attorneys at Nevada Defense Group look out for your best legal interests so you can concentrate on the well-being of your family.

Our skilled divorce attorneys are experienced at fighting for our clients’ rights in all aspects of divorce.

Who Will Be Granted Custody of Our Children?

The custody of the child should be decided between the parents. In the instance that the parents/parties are unable to reach an agreement on custody or visitation arrangements, a court must intervene and make that decision in the child’s best interests.

Is It True That If The Parents Share Custody, No One Pays Child Support?

At a minimum, divorcing parties will need to pay the filing fee to the Nevada Courts of approximately $300. The final cost of getting divorced in Las Vegas depends on several factors, such as; whether the divorce is contested or uncontested; the costs of legal representation throughout the proceedings; the amount of preparation fees when applicable; the complexity of the marital estate and the couples assets and property; and, whether there are custody issues or implications, such as relocation and time split allotments. It is vital to partner with a reputable law firm who will fight for your rights in divorce proceedings in Nevada.

Are There Advantages to Filing First?

While Nevada is a "no-fault" divorce state, there are unique advantages to filing first. These advantages include: more time to seek experienced legal representation; the ability to choose the venue of proceedings and dates; more time to evaluate and assess assets and debts; the ability to withdraw the divorce before the defendant responds; and, Nevada offers Plaintiffs the opportunity to testify both first and last in court.

What Is An "Uncontested Divorce" in Nevada?

To be eligible for an uncontested divorce in Nevada, both parties must completely agree on the terms of their divorce. If applicable, this applies to issues surrounding child custody, child support, and spousal maintenance. Spouses find this option of divorce to be more attractive, as it can save both time and money. We urge you to contact our divorce lawyers in Las Vegas today to ensure that your best interests are prioritized.

Getting Divorced in Nevada with Children

If there are children, all custody issues must be resolved before the Court can grant an absolute Decree of Divorce. The Court must send the Plaintiff and Defendant to the Family Mediation Center (“FMC”), at Family Court, to attempt to resolve custody and visitation issues. If this process is not successful, and there is no mutual agreement by the Parties, the Court is required to set the matter for an Evidentiary Hearing. At this hearing, evidence is taken, there is a testimony of the Parties and any witnesses, and the Judge rules accordingly at the conclusion of the hearing.

The Parties are required to attend the COPE class and file a Certificate of Completion with the Court. This COPE class is offered by various organizations throughout the Las Vegas Valley and is mandatory for parents with children. This is a three (3) hour course that focuses on the relationships of the Parties and reminds the Parties that although the marriage may be over, the Parties still need to communicate and cooperate with one another for the sake of the children. This class should be taken early on in the case when the Parties need the information obtained from this class the most.

How Long Do I Need To Be Separated Before Divorce In Nevada?

If The state of Nevada does not require a period of separation before divorce. However, living separately for at least one year may be listed as grounds for divorce when filing the document.

Residency Requirements for Divorce

By Nevada law, to successfully file for divorce, one of the party members must have lived within state lines for at least 6 weeks

. For anyone active in the military, you can file in Nevada as long as you lived here before being stationed elsewhere. In some cases, members of the military may need to gain resident witness testimony as further proof of return.

Who Gets the House in a Nevada Divorce?

Nevada is unique in the sense that it is only 1 of 9 states that practices a community property division system

.This means all assets and debts acquired during the marriage will be divided 50/50. A common concern among divorcing couples is who will retain the family home. This is often a difficult situation, especially if minor children are involved.

Typically, a judge may evaluate three separate routes when deciding on this issue:

  • Sell the home and divide revenue evenly

  • Allow one spouse to refinance or otherwise "buy-out" the other spouse.

  • Plans on refinancing or selling the home once an event triggers a desired outcome (ex: kids move out)

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Excellent client communication process to keep you informed throughout! You will always have direct contact with the legal team managing your case.

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Hiring an attorney for your legal dispute can feel like taking a leap of faith - and in many ways, it is. When you work with one of our lawyers at the 702 Divorce Law Firm, we want you to feel confident in your decision to pursue a partnership with our firm - it's just one of many reasons we offer a free first consultation to individuals interested in working with our attorneys.

To see what our clients have to say about working with us, read the testimonials below!

Incredibly happy with what they have been able to accomplish for me so far. Damian Sheets is extremely knowledgeable and aggressive when needed in the court room. Especially when it comes to shutting down false allegations and claims made against you. They were able to reassure me and give me a sense of ease knowing my case was in such good hands. Especially considering how incredibly busy his schedule was, but still made me feel like a priority. His paralegal Stace, is extremely nice and helpful as well. Definitely a firm I would recommend.


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Extremely satisfied with the service my son and I received from this law firm as well as their paralegals. Matthew in particular was extremely helpful and was so accommodating of my requests and even went above and beyond - offering to check his email up to 10 pm(!!!) to allow my son to turn in some documents needed for their attorneys to present on my son’s behalf in court that following morning! He also always promptly responded to my emails and I sent quite a few. Damian was also very supportive and helpful from the very beginning - he even called me on a Saturday when I sent him an email add asking to be called. This law firm really cares about their clients!!! I would highly recommend them to anyone needing legal assistance.


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Experienced and Dedicated Las Vegas Family & Divorce Lawyers

Alyssa Hirji | Las Vegas Divorce and Family Attorney | The 702 Divorce Law Firm

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Damian Sheets | Family and Criminal Lawyer | The 702 Divorce Law Firm and Nevada Defense Group

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