When you hear that an attorney practices family law, you may think only of divorce and property settlement, but there is more to it than that. Child custody and child support issues do arise during a divorce process, but they may also become issues after a divorce is final so that court orders may need to be modified, or parents who were never married need legal help in resolving their parenting issues. Adoption also falls under the purview of family.
Family Law Attorney in Northern Nevada
In addition to other family law issues, Alison Colvin, a family law attorney in Nevada, can help you with child custody and child support..
- Child Custody. Nevada courts encourage parents to work together to come up with their own parenting plan that determines how much time each parent spends with the children. Attorney Colvin will work with you and the other parent to help you resolve these issues. When there is conflict and parents cannot agree on a parenting plan, the court will hold a hearing where each party presents evidence to support their position. Then, the court makes custody orders which the court determines are in the best interest of the children.
- Child Support. Both parents have an obligation to support their children. The court considers all income from each parent and has Guidelines to follow when making a child support order. Although there are exceptions, generally, the parent with whom the children live most of the time receives support from the other parent.
Northern Nevada Family Law Attorney and Adoption
Adopting a child can be a time of great joy. But, it is a complicated process and can result in disappointment and sorrow if not done properly. There are steps that need to be followed, home inspections that must be conducted mountains of documents that have to be prepared and signed.
The Law Office of Alison Colvin
For help with all of your family law needs, including child custody, child support, and adoption, call Alison Colvin. She respects her clients and understands how exhausting these types of legal proceedings can be. It is her goal to be available and supportive of all of her clients and to listen to their needs. Contact her at (775) 499-5552. She serves those in all of Northern Nevada, including Reno, Carson City, Winnemucca, Fallon and Elko.