Can I Request to Change The Judge That Was Assigned To My Family Law Case?
So the question I had today was from a father who is fighting for custody of his children, and he was assigned a judge that he feels it’s not the best judge to handle his case.
He wanted to know what recourse he had, if any, to change the judge that was assigned to his family-law case, his custody case.
I explained to him that yes, in Nevada you do have the right to change the judge that is assigned to your case. This is called a peremptory challenge, and in Nevada, you can do this but you can only do it one time and your case can be reassigned to a random judge. You do not get to pick and choose which judge you want to take care of your case.
You must change your judge within 10 days after you have received notice of the hearing. After that what you need to do, I believe you pay about $450. Each side gets to pick one time to change their judge. And like I said, it is a random assignment of a judge.
So remember you can do it, it must be done timely. I hope this has answered this question. And if you have any further questions about this topic or any other topic, go to VegasDivorceMeeting.com and I’ll be more than happy to sit down with you to discuss your particular situation.
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