Family Court in Las Vegas is overseen by twenty elected judges and part of the Eighth Judicial District Court. The Family Court is a specialized court for the purpose of resolving legal issues concerning family law.
WHO GOES TO FAMILY COURTIf you find yourself in need of divorce, child custody, visitation rights, child support, name change, adoption, spousal support, community property issues, or guardianships your case will be heard at the Family Court Division. The Family Court is also responsible for issuing Temporary Protection Orders when protection is needed from a family member.
WHERE IS FAMILY COURT
The Family Court House in Las Vegas is located at 601 N PecosRoad. Parking is in the front of the building, with the entrances on Pecos. Parking can be a bear so be sure to give yourself plenty of time before your hearing. Three (3) of our Family Court Judges have their courtrooms in the Regional Justice Center. Check with your attorney or the court to be sure you go to the correct building.
WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN I GET TO FAMILY COURT
Upon entering family court all persons will be guided through a detector, no guns or knives are permitted in family court. Family Courtroom numbers are clearly marked but the numbers do not correspond with the assigned Department, check with your attorney or the information to locate the correct court room. Once you find the correct court room be seated in the waiting area until your attorney greets you or you are called into session by the Marshall.
WHAT DOES FAMILY COURT LOOK LIKE
Family Court Room is similar to any Court Room where as there is a judge, Marshall and Court Clerk. Your attorney will direct you and your witnesses where to sit once your case has been called into the Court Room.
RESPECTING FAMILY COURT
Dress accordingly by not wearing T-shirts, sleeveless shirts, tank tops, or shorts; you do not have to wear a suit but you should attempt to look your best out of respect for the court; always remove your hat and/or sunglasses in the Court Room.
RECORDING IN SESSION
It is important that everyone in the Family Court Room remain silent during the proceedings, no whispering or talking and we recommend no magazines or newspapers be taken inside. Family Court Room does not allow mobile phones, cameras or electronic devices; do not just silence them, turn them off. Most Family Court Judges will not tolerate interruptions of proceedings and may either take your phone or remove you from the Court Room.
Children are permitted in the Court House; however, it is not recommended. Children are never permitted in the Court Room, without the consent of the Judge. If you must bring children bring a family member or friend to watch the children in the waiting area. Children must remain seated and quiet during the proceedings so to keep them occupied quietly. If the child is disruptive you may be asked to remove them from the building.
For more information on What is Family Court or if you find yourself in need of Family Court for Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Adoption, Name Change, Child Visitation Rights please email JDavis@DavisNVLaw.com or call 702-478-8877 to speak with a Family Law Attorney.