Family Law

Over the last eight years, litigants have experienced significant delays in Department 1.  The Supreme Court of Nevada has rules stating that district courts must resolve all child custody issues within six months. This rule was established in recognition of the fact that, while a case is pending, the lives of all family members are in turmoil, with children being especially impacted by the uncertainty surrounding custody proceedings. While a divorce, custody action, or modification is pending, the parties cannot move on, people cannot heal, and children suffer. Department 1 is far from being in compliance with the six month guideline issued by the Supreme Court of Nevada. Kriston believes this is wrong, and, if elected, promises to bring efficiency back to Department 1 by holding more frequent hearings and issuing orders in a timely fashion.