While the area of family law includes divorce, this section addresses paternity, child custody and child support matters, whether incident to divorce or following the separation of unmarried couples.
Divorcing or separating from a partner you have children with can be much more complicated than divorcing or separating when there are no children involved. If you and your ex-partner have minor children, you should meet with a lawyer to discuss your paternity, child custody and child support options.
GOULET LAW IS EXPERIENCED IN OBTAINING AND MODIFYING
CHILD SUPPORT ORDERS
There are several factors that help the courts determine reasonable and fair child support orders, including the amount of time spent with each parent, the income of the parents, whether one parent pays for medical coverage of a minor child, and any special needs of the child.
Additionally, the court has the ability to modify an existing child support order under certain circumstances.
Whether you are seeking to obtain or modify a child support order – or desire to defend against an inappropriate order – Goulet Law can counsel you on your options and possible outcomes.
HIRE A COMPASSIONATE CHILD CUSTODY ATTORNEY TO PUT
YOUR CHILDREN FIRST AFTER A BREAK-UP
Did you know there are two types of “custody?” Legal custody is the ability of the parents to make decisions about the child such as schooling, medical care, and extracurricular activities. Physical custody is the ability of the parents to spend physical time with their child.
There are different types of physical custody/visitation options and outcomes for parents. The court’s primary concern is the “best interest of the child.” To that end, Nevada courts assess a number of factors to decide the custody of a child. Don’t wait to establish your parental rights following a separation.
Goulet Law can also assist in modifying child custody orders.
GOULET LAW IS A FAMILY LAW FIRM THAT CAN ASSIST YOU WITH
If you unsure whether you are – or whether your partner is – the biological father of your child, there are options available to determine this once and for all. Once paternity is determined, a number of parental rights and responsibilities follow, including the rights to child custody and/or child support.
If you want to explore your options for establishing paternity,
contact Goulet Law to schedule your free consultation.