Child Custody

Today, I have the opportunity to have a relationship with my children because of John and his team.”

—Robert H., client

Custody can be a difficult and divisive process,

But remember: Put your children’s welfare first

  • Never use your children as a weapon against your spouse.
  • Assure your children they are not to blame for the breakup, and are not being rejected or abandoned by either parent.
  • Be sure your children have ample time with the other parent. They need it.
  • Don’t introduce your children to your new romantic interest until the children have adjusted to your separation and your new relationship is stable.
  • Don’t bring your children to court or to your lawyer’s office.

In the family court arena, nothing is more important to the parties than custody issues regarding their children.

In cases involving child custody in Nevada, the court (or the parties by agreement) will determine two types of child custody: legal custody and physical custody. In Nevada, the primary consideration of the court in determining custody matters is the best interests of the child. In order to determine the best interests of the child(ren), the court will consider specific factors outlined in Nevada’s statutes.

At Kelleher & Kelleher, the attorneys are all parents and we understand how important your children are to you. We are ready to aggressively represent you in child custody matters.

Physical Custody

Physical custody is the responsibility of having the children live with you. The parent with whom the children are with at the time has the responsibility for making day-to-day decisions about them. These decisions include what the children eat and wear, who they play with, and when they go to bed, etc.

Legal Custody

Legal custody is the right to make important long-term decisions affecting your children’s welfare. Long-term decisions made by the parent with legal custody may include the children’s education, religion, and non-emergency medical care, etc.

“I must say that I’m glad I met John Kelleher. He has helped me through the most difficult situation I have ever been through, and in the end, my petition for primary custody and relocation was granted. I am grateful to the entire firm of Kelleher and Kelleher for their expertise and support. Thank you. I see blue skies and open highway ahead.

—Client review from

What about divorce?

With compassion, understanding, and sensitivity, we can help you along this very difficult process while protecting your interests.

Let us help you.

Whether you are having custody issues with an ex-spouse, or have a question regarding your particular child custody situation, contact us for a consult today!

Call us at (702) 384-7494


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