Child Custody & Visitation


Never lose sight of the most important aspect of your divorce: your children

Date: May 6th, 2014 by Hoang-Anh Zapien No Comments

Couples going through a divorce are often so immersed in fighting with the other party that they forget the most important thing about their divorce: their children. Instead, parties become short, aggravated and distant with their children because they have expended all of their energy fighting with their ex-spouse.

Below are some questions and comments compiled by C. Paul Wanio, … Read More


When Co-Parenting Seems Impossible

Date: March 24th, 2014 by Hoang-Anh Zapien No Comments

When you cannot stand to be in the same room as your ex-spouse, having to co-parent with the other person seems difficult, if not impossible. But as unattainable as it seems, giving up on co-parenting is not an option if you want to do what is in the best interests of your children. Effective co-parenting is integral in helping children … Read More


Dating After Divorce

Date: January 21st, 2014 by Hoang-Anh Zapien No Comments

Once a bad relationship or divorce finally comes to an end, parents often yearn for the return of a “normal” life with a companion. In this quest to move on, parents may rush into another relationship. As difficult as dating is, it is even more difficult and complicated when there are children involved. Above all else, parents must first consider … Read More


Surviving the Holidays During Divorce

Date: November 22nd, 2013 by Hoang-Anh Zapien No Comments

It’s that time of the year again. Lights are being put up on rooftops, stores crowd with shoppers buying presents, and holiday planning for family gatherings begin. The holiday season is usually an occasion of festive and happy times. However, for those who are coping with divorce, the effects of separation and loss are magnified as the holiday season approaches.… Read More


“Can I Move Away With My Children?”

Date: March 22nd, 2013 by Hoang-Anh Zapien No Comments

During a divorce, parents are forced to rearrange their lives, and significant changes are often inevitable. Amongst these changes, parents who are divorcing usually make the decision to move because they can no longer afford to live in the same area. They feel the need to live closer to their work or even relocate to an area where they have … Read More


Evidence in a Divorce and/or Custody Hearing

Date: April 5th, 2012 by Robin C. Huggins No Comments

Many hearings in the family court involve supplying the court with evidence as to your claims. Only relevant and competent evidence can be received and considered by the court. Not every scrap of paper accumulated is going to be considered”relevant” to the court. And often, due to the time constraints of the court, it is especially necessary to select only … Read More


Understanding the Role of the Experts in Family Law

Date: December 27th, 2011 by Evan D. Schwab No Comments

The typical family law proceeding in the Clark County, Nevada Family Court involves a judge, attorneys and the litigants. What many family law litigants are not completely familiar with is the role of the expert in a family law matter. Understanding the role of the experts and how they can be useful can assist clients in achieving the most favorable … Read More


Temporary Matters in Family Law: When It is Not Always Temporary

Date: November 22nd, 2011 by Evan D. Schwab No Comments

Divorce and custody matters can often be a long, painful and difficult process for the litigants and the children that are caught in the middle. There is often uncertainty during the pendency of the action as to issues such as who the children will live with, how much time the children will spend with each parent, and support of the … Read More


Will Children be Testifying in Court on Custody Issues?

Date: November 17th, 2011 by Jill L. Barr No Comments

The legislature enacted a law in 2010, AB 1050, which included changes to Family Code Section 3042. Family Code Section 3042 stated, prior to the revisions which take effect on January 1, 2012, that the court “shall consider, and give due weight to the wishes of the child in making an order granting or modifying custody.” It is fair to … Read More