There is no law in Nevada that mandates the court must favor the mother over the father in a child custody case. Although custody laws are written gender neutral and meant to be applied to both parents equally, this does not always occur and it’s usually to the detriment of a dad’s rights in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas fathers’ rights attorneys know that in practice it is common for mothers to receive primary physical custody far more often than fathers. A judge has complete discretion to decide what the custody arrangement will be, and unfortunately, men must deal with archaic gender biases that still permeate the family law system.
When the odds are stacked against you is when you need a fierce Las Vegas fathers’ rights advocate on your side. But it’s also imperative that fathers do their part to convince the court of their importance in their children’s lives.
Be a good parent. Spend as much time with your children as possible. Take an active role in your children’s lives and be there for them.
This means attending school plays, field trips, and sporting events. Go to parent-teacher conferences. Teachers are often called into court to testify regarding parental involvement in the children’s lives, particularly the educational aspects.
For the father who is concerned about a fair custody arrangement and not just the “usual” schedule that minimizes fathers’ roles, utilization of a firm that has experience with the complex issues men face in divorce is essential.
A qualified Las Vegas fathers’ rights attorney will know how to advocate on your behalf. To ensure your rights are protected as a dad, contact Cordell & Cordell’s Laws Vegas divorce lawyers by calling 702.712.4800.