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Courts will consider numerous factors in child custody cases

Parents in Nevada naturally want to make sure their child is happy and healthy. They do not want to do anything to jeopardize this, but if they are divorcing, they may have very strong opinions about who should have child custody. In contested situations, divorcing parents will need to turn to the court to determine which parent, or both, should have custody of the child.

When making a decision on child custody, the court will make its decision based on the best interests of the child. There is no presumption that one parent should be given custody instead of the other parent due to that parent's religious preferences or gender. Instead, there are other factors that the court will consider when making child custody decisions.

One factor the court will consider is the extent to which the parents are able to cooperate. The parents' and child's health will be considered. The relationship each parent has with the child will be considered. The court will consider each parent's willingness to make sure the child has an ongoing and meaningful relationship with the other parent. Any instances of domestic abuse will be considered. Finally, each parent's ability to care for the child, both emotionally and financially, will be considered.

There are many kinds of child custody arrangements that can be made. Oftentimes, each of the child's parents will share custody. However, there may be instances -- such as a history of abuse or neglect -- where it is better for only one parent to have custody of the child. In the end, it is important that the child is able to have a meaningful relationship with each parent, and that the child is given the opportunity to spend time with each parent.

Source: Our Family Wizard, "Nevada Child Custody Laws," accessed April 24, 2018

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