Few matters in family law are as emotionally draining and downright confusing as child custody. Much has changed in the last 30 or 40 years. Divorce rates have skyrocketed, mothers have entered the workforce and continuing education in unprecedented numbers and traditional male/female roles continue to blur and overlap. Unfortunately, custody disputes now mirror the same complexity that we see in modern family life.
Custody disparities arrive at difficult times – usually at the end of a relationship or sometime after the dissolution of marriage when acrimony still fouls the air. Whether married or unmarried, couples, partners, friends and spouses find themselves contending with several trying situations simultaneously. Money, property, and even friends need to be split up. Add a child, or children to that equation, and reason and fairness fly out of the window. This is the precise moment when you need an attorney who knows the law and who embraces a family-first stance.
Resolving Custody Disputes for the Benefit of the Child
The goal in resolving custody contests is not simply having one party triumph and the others concede defeat. It’s about having all parties emerge with the healthiest, most sustainable arrangement possible.
Disaffected and emotional parents tend to think of themselves as the most important of two parties in the dispute. And they forget that child health has nothing to do with retribution. The reality is that each child caught in the middle of the dispute is the most important party to the resolution and his or her needs supersede those of parents. For this reason, differences are seemingly irreconcilable and skilled attorneys are needed to guide the path towards sustainable resolution.
Richard P Davies is a Reno attorney who specializes in custody enforcement cases. He balances client needs and child well-being in each instance.
In the common scenario where custody parameters and orders are not observed by one parent, he swiftly restores his client’s rights and ensures child security. In evaluating new cases, Richard brings years of legal expertise and courtroom experience to the table to clearly explain what one can expect to unfold in a custody hearing.
Custody Arrangement Needs Can Change Over Time – Then What?
Even if joint legal and physical custody were awarded to both parents, and things had proceeded smoothly for years, circumstances can and often do change. Parents remarry, accept remote job offers, and experience personal or health problems that affect their ability to care for children. In such instances, custody needs to be revisited, but cooperation may not be forthcoming. This is when an experienced attorney who knows the appropriate strategy for modifying or enforcing custody agreements is invaluable.
Richard Davies is one of the few Reno trial attorneys who consistently prevails, but also knows how to avoid courtrooms whenever possible. He will exercise all options for either establishing an appropriate arrangement or enforcing an existing agreement before heading into battle, which saves everyone hardship, time and of course, money. When necessary however, Richard will take the matter to trial and demonstrate precisely why he has earned the reputation for safeguarding clients’ rights over the years. If you find yourself at the outset or somewhere in the middle of a child custody problem, click or call the offices of Richard P. Davies and receive a complimentary case evaluation. You’ll have the opportunity to explain your unique situation and hear what the best options are for you and your children.