Las Vegas Jurisdiction over Divorce and/or Child Custody
Las Vegas courts can obtain jurisdiction over your divorce when at least one of the parties has lived in Las Vegas for six weeks with the intent to remain for an indefinite period.
If you have questions about jurisdiction over a divorce, call a Las Vegas divorce and child custody legal attorney.
However, if children are involved, Las Vegas courts can usually only obtain jurisdiction over the children once they have resided in Las Vegas for six months and it becomes their "home state." If there are issues with jurisdiction in Las Vegas, you will want an experienced divorce or child custody lawyer to determine whether Clark County or Las Vegas is the appropriate setting for litigation prior to spending money needlessly.
You may review our pages on different types of divorce, including contested divorces in Las Vegas, uncontested divorces in Las Vegas, and joint petitions in Las Vegas. Divorces are among the more complex trials in the Clark County legal system, using talents, skills, and laws. When you are divorcing, you will want an experienced divorce and child custody lawyer.
Learn more about legal separation in Las Vegas. Legal separation is generally called "separate maintenance" in Las Vegas and can be as complex as a divorce, therefore experienced divorce and child custody representation from a skilled divorce and child custody lawyer is vital. Spouses may wish this alternative to divorce for many reasons, which they discuss in confidence with a legal counsel. If you are seeking a legal separation, you will want a knowledgeable Divorce and Child Custody legal counsel.
Child custody includes physical custody and legal custody. Both types of custody are so crucial to your parental rights that failing to have an experienced divorce and child custody attorney can result in consequences you may regret. Courts must or should address each type of custody when issuing a order or decree to ensure that there is no confusion as to parental rights. An experienced divorce and child custody lawyer will battle for you in child custody proceedings.
Paternity involves the rights of fatherhood, which can be different from the rights of motherhood depending on whether the father is or was married to the mother, and, if not married, has established paternity through the court. Paternity is usually established through conduct of the father or DNA testing. An experienced divorce and child custody attorney will explain your parental rights.
Divorces involve the division of assets and debts, of various values. It is crucial to know what is and what is not community property or separate property in Las Vegas and a Las Vegas family legal counsel can assist with the determination. Property settlement in Las Vegas can be achieved through negotiation, mediation, and litigation. You should have an experienced divorce and child custody attorney to provide you knowledgeable divorce and child custody representation when your divorce has property settlement issues.
Alimony in Las Vegas, Henderson, or Clark County involves payment by one former spouse to the other former spouse. Alimony calculations involved many factors which a knowledgeable Divorce and Child Custody legal counsel can review with you at a consultation. Because alimony discretionary under Las Vegas law, knowledgeable Divorce and Child Custody representation from a divorce and child custody legal counsel is required.
Child support in Las Vegas is determined by various factors, including the types of custody that were established and the incomes of the parents. The legal factors are extensive and the facts or circumstances of your case must be understood and applied to those legal factors by a experiences divorce and child custody legal counsel. Learn more and call a knowledgeable Divorce and Child Custody legal counsel for legal assistance.
Relocation with Children
If you live in Las Vegas, Henderson, or Clark County with your children and want to move or you want to prevent the other parent from moving with the children from the Las Vegas area, you should consult with a Las Vegas lawyer who has experience with relocation cases. There is more discussion on this issue under the link for Relocation from Las Vegas. It is a very difficult process requiring a knowledgeable child custody attorney.
Unfortunately some parents think that domestic violence is reasonable and some think that it is reasonable to falsely accuse the other parent. Knowledgeable divorce and child custody legal counsels have seen many instances of this in court. Neither is correct and both can have long-lasting effects on legal rights as well as the emotional and physical well being of all involved. Because domestic violence can affect many of your rights, a knowledgeable divorce and child custody legal counsel is crucial.
If you must protect yourself against the abuse of someone who lives with you, you should obtain a temporary protection order, but you should consult and knowledgeable divorce and child custody legal counsel first. Temporary Protection Orders are issued by family court even if it involves people who are not related by blood or marriage but have lived together. It is crucial to not abuse this process and consultation with a knowledgeable divorce and child custody legal counsel is advisable.
Adoptions are happy moments at family courts that break up the constant drama of endless domestic disputes that the judges hear day in and day out. Adoption in Las Vegas can still be difficult proceedings and a knowledgeable Divorce and Child Custody legal counsel can shoulder some of the stress involved. If you are seeking to adopt a child in Las Vegas and wish to have legal representation from a knowledgeable Divorce and Child Custody legal counsel to guide you through the process, please contact us.
The Jacks Law Group, PLLC’s divorce and child custody practice is devoted helping clients with a full range of divorce and child custody issues in Las Vegas, Henderson, or Clark County. Mr. Jacks is a knowledgeable divorce and child custody legal counsel, representing clients in Las Vegas his entire career.
Even if the issue you face is not included above, give a knowledgeable Divorce and Child Custody legal counsel a call so that he can assist you.
Do not procrastinate. Even a minor matter can become a major issue if it is not immediately handled appropriately and professionally by a divorce and child custody laweyr in Las Vegas, Henderson, or Clark County before it is too late.
The information about divorce in Henderson contained on this page is not intended to be legal advice about divorce in Henderson. Your divorce in Henderson matter should always be evaluated by a Henderson divorce lawyer. You should treat divorce in Henderson with the seriousness it requires. Just as you would not likely conduct surgery on yourself, you should not represent yourself in court regarding your divorce in Henderson matter. At the very least, consult with a Henderson divorce lawyer—multiple times if necessary if you insist upon representing yourself.
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