Best Interest Factors for Child Custody

Best Interest Factors Child Custody Reno family attorneys

What Is Considered “Best Interest” For Child Custody

The best interest of the child is the Court’s priority. The Nevada judge will consider the best interest of the minor child according to Nevada Revised Statutes prior to awarding physical custody. These factors include:

  • Wishes of the child
  • A wholesome and stable environment
  • Conflict between parents
  • Cooperation between parents
  • Mental and physical health of the parents
  • Child’s relationship with each parent
  • Physical, developmental, and emotional needs of the child
  • Relationships with siblings
  • Parental abuse or child neglect 
  • Former abduction or domestic violence against the child, sibling or a parent

Preference cannot be granted to either parent for the sole reason that the parent is the mother or father of the minor child.  If it appears that joint physical custody would be in the best interest of the child, the court may grant joint physical custody to both parties. 

Need a Nevada Custody Lawyer? We Can Help

Our Reno Child Custody Lawyers at Carlson & Work are here to help. In life, there is no job more important than a parent’s. In law, there are few cases more rewarding than protecting or restoring a parent’s rightful position in their child’s life.

To find out how Carlson & Work can assist you with your divorce, you can call them at 775-386-2226 and schedule an initial consultation. Carlson & Work helps people from Sparks, Reno, and other nearby areas in Nevada.


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