parent with grandparentThis is the next post in my series addressing grandparents’ rights in the state of Nevada. My last post discussed the process for resolving grandparent visitation cases through mediation. It is important to be aware of the fact that all Nevada cases involving child visitation require mediation. Attending mediation will allow parties to discuss the matter with a neutral party and come to an acceptable arrangement for both sides. In this article, I will discuss how to deal with the parent of a child after visitation has been granted to grandparents. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a Las Vegas child custody lawyer.

Las Vegas grandparents that have been granted child visitation must not interfere with the parent-child relationship

Grandparents must remember to follow all court orders once they are granted visitation rights of a child. Grandparents could risk losing their visitation rights if all court orders are not explicitly followed. Courts often stress the importance for grandparents with visitation rights to not demean or disparage the parents around the child. This is because children are easily affected by what they hear. Bad-mouthing a parent in front of the child may diminish the parent-child relationship. Similarly, grandparents with visitation rights should never go behind the parent’s back and go against their wishes regarding parental decision-making or rules. There is a strong possibility that the court will terminate the visitation rights if a grandparent does so.

In addition, grandparents should always respect visitation guidelines. This means following the court’s orders with respect to visitation times, locations, and supervision, if required. This also means that the grandparents cannot refuse to return the child at the designated time. If the grandparent fails to adhere to the court’s orders and guidelines for visitation, they could be held in contempt of court. In extreme circumstances, grandparents who do not follow these rules could lose their visitation rights of the child altogether.

Grandparents that are seeking to establish visitation rights of a child should be sure to retain a Las Vegas attorney

When grandparents wish to obtain visitation rights of a child, they must overcome the presumption that such visitation is not in the child’s best interests. This is an incredibly difficult burden to overcome and can be confusing for many people. Once grandparents are granted visitation rights, they should do everything they can to ensure they do not lose these privileges. It is especially important to retain an experienced Las Vegas attorney so that you know what is required after being granted visitation rights of your grandchild. Contact my office if you or a loved one require assistance with respect to child visitation rights. I understand that this is a stressful time in your life, and it is my goal to help you move forward with your situation. My office prides itself on providing the highest level of service and I look forward to being of assistance. This includes answering your calls and emails, as well as keeping you informed every step of the way. Please contact me online or by telephone today to speak with a grandparent rights attorney.