The Nevada legislature recently enacted new laws to place fathers on equal footing with mothers in preferring joint custody over primary custody. However, paternity must first be established. At Drizin Law we have extensive experience dealing with the complexities of paternity issues.
A child born during marriage is presumed to be the child of both the mother and father. However, if the parents are not married, the child is only presumed to be the child of the mother. As a result, it may be necessary for the father to legally establish paternity prior to asserting his parental rights. This can cause delays for the father not otherwise faced by the mother who does not have to establish maternity.