Child custody issues are magnified this time of year. There are the arguments over who gets what days, what traditions are continued and how to divvy up all the extended family parties. It can be a nightmare for some, but it doesn’t have to be.
You’re filing for divorce. In some instances congratulations are in order, in others, not so much. No matter what the circumstances, there are some very important things you must do following your decision to end a marriage.
The Parental Rights Protection Act of 2015 began as a response to a particular decision by the Nevada Supreme Court, and transformed into legislation that leveled the playing field for parents seeking to protect their relationships with their children.
Whenever parents of children divorce, Nevada law requires that they provide financial support for their children until they reach the age of 18 (or 19 years if they are still in high school). NRS 125B.020(1) is intended to be gender neutral and requires both parents to provide their children with their necessary financial means, health care, education and support.
The short answer is yes, children can have a voice, but they will not be given a choice in who they will live with. In other words, the child’s preference can be a factor in the decision, but it won’t be the only factor. But there are rules as to how that takes place.