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Updated: 
January 9, 2024

Will the judge always give joint custody?

The Nevada law prefers for both parents to continue having relationships with the child after the parents separate, which includes frequent contact with the child and sharing parenting rights and responsibilities.1 This preference means that the judge will often give parents joint custody, but not always.2 

To see when the judge will give joint legal custody, go to When will the judge give joint legal custody? To see when the judge will give joint physical custody, go to When will the judge give joint physical custody?

1 N.R.S. § 125C.001
2 N.R.S. §§ 125C.002; 125C.0025; 125C.003; 125C.0035

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