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I am truly sorry to be the person to bear bad news. There is no "possession is 9/10 of the law" in general...and certainly not when it comes to child custody.
The court in Nevada has jurisdiction over this (this is because of the UCCJEA, the uniform child custody jurisdiction act). They have to approve any change to the custody order.This is the part of my job I don't like...when the law is not in favor of my customer. I wish I could tell you that the fact you have the child now gives you full rights and you can ignore the court, but I can only provide you information based on the law so that you can act on the best available information to you...I wish I had better news, but can only hope you recognize and understand my predicament and don't shoot the messenger. I'm sorry!
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The fact dad is on board with you is great.But it is the court that has to issue the order. You need to convince the court that the proposal (modify the custody order to give you primary custody) would be in the child's best interests.
But understand just because you and dad agree does NOT require the judge to grant the proposal. The judge is concerned for the child...and really nothing else. SO you need to be able to articulate to the judge why this proposal is best for the child.Consider hiring an attorney to assist you with this. The adage "a man who represents himself has a fool for a client" is often true. If you act as your own lawyer, the court will expect you to know the law/rules/procedure/evidence just as if you were admitted to the bar. They (the court) will not cut you any slack. If the goal is to win the case, hire a lawyer.