My question involves a child custody case from the State of: NV
I am the Father, I have had legal Custody for 12 years, Our child is now 15.
My ex has a set schedule on when she is supposed to pick our child up.
She recently brought me to Court to try and take custody of our child from me and lost on all grounds, she did have her child support (she Pays) increased. I did try to have a counter motion to have her pay for court fees due to her taking me to court without anything substantial to back her up. Unfortunately the judge we had never made a ruling on it so I got stuck with my Lawyer fees and she paid hers.
( I don't know how she got her Lawyer her fees were $500 retainer and $50 per hour mine was substantially more the average in Las Vegas is a $3500 to $8000 retainer an around $350-$500 per hour.)
Her scheduled times are every other weekend picking our child up from school after school and dropping our child off at 5pm sunday, we trade holidays her picking up from school after school and dropping off the sunday after the holiday break at 5pm.
I have always had the problem with her picking our child up, she Rarely sees our child once every other month let alone every other weekend. Prior to her taking me to Court I made a big effort to help her see our child, if she needed to pick up from my house rather then school it was an inconvenience for me but it allowed her a visit.
Now that she has taken me to court, we went to mediation and I gave her a month block in the summer rather then every other weekend so hopefully she can schedule a month block and stick to it. but even as we were going to court she only took 3 out of 8 visitations. she rarely takes our child even with our new schedule that she agreed on in mediation, child support is rarely paid on time, sometimes not at all.
she is supposed to take our child this spring break which she has known about for months and she now is trying to skip out on picking our child up making up excuses some making him think that it is his fault she can't make the pickup time.
So I keep logs of all the missed visitations and have for years. Is there anything I can do? I would prefer she just gave up her rights and didn't mess around anymore. If she doesn't make the pickup does that forfeit her time or do I just have to deal with her complaining because I won't rearrange my schedule so she can make a pickup when its convenient for her?
Fathers also get the short end of the stick when they have custody in Nevada, if I call the DA about child support issues I never get a call back, If my ex calls they will talk to her ASAP........I don't get it.