Classifications of Custody
Joint legal custody is when both parents share legal custody of the child or children and neither has superior legal custody rights. Joint Custody may be granted when a judge believes that the parents can communicate to make joint decisions regarding the child's wellbeing.
If the Judge does not believe this, then one parent may be granted sole legal custody giving that spouse all the major decision making power regarding the child and the other spouse may have little if say.
Primary physical custody is when one parent has the child physically placed with that parent and the right to make all the routine daily decisions with regard to the child's health and general welfare while the other parent has visitation rights only. Joint Physical custody means that the parties share near equal time with the children.
Sole physical custody is not defined under Nevada law. However, it likely occurs when one parent's rights have been terminated by death or by the court leaving the other parent the sole custodian by default.
The information about child custody contained on this page is not intended to be legal advice about child custody. Your child custody matter should always be evaluated by a child custody lawyer. You should treat child custody with the seriousness it requires. Just as you would not likely conduct surgery on yourself, you should not represent yourself in court regarding your child custody matter. At the very least, consult with a child custody lawyer—multiple times if necessary if you insist upon representing yourself.
Your children's interests will be our top concern. Attorney Anthony Wright brings into the court his own knowledge of being a father. Mr. Wright is passionate about family legal rights and will keep your children's best interests in mind.