Nevada Child Custody Factors

In Nevada, the sole consideration of the court is the best interest of the child. When determining the best custody award to order, the court shall consider, but not limited to:

(1) The wishes of the child if the child is of sufficient age and capacity to form an intelligent preference as to his custody;

(2) Any nomination by a parent or a guardian for the child; and

(3) Whether either parent or any other person seeking custody has engaged in an act of domestic violence. (Nevada Statutes - Chapter 125 - Sections: 480, 490)

In Nevada, as with all other states, the court will always be looking out for the best interests of the children. What you want or your spouse wants is not really relevant until the court says it is. Many parents go to custody hearings not realizing that they must portray themselves as the best custodial parent rather pleading to the court that they simply deserve the children. The court would much prefer the parents to decide who should have custody, but if they canít, the court will do it for them. You can also read more about Nevada child custody in the Nevada state statutes located at: