This post concludes and recaps my series on dealing with Las Vegas grandparents after your child’s other parent has passed away. I felt it necessary to write on this topic as there may be instances in which it is in your child’s best interests to not have contact with the grandparents. Such instances may involve a grandparent with a criminal history, with drug problems, or with other issues. The goal of my last several articles has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation and to provide information which can help one select a family law attorney. If you require assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I have addressed multiple topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have analyzed include:
- Nevada’s presumption regarding grandparent visitation
- Establishing proof that a grandparent should be denied visitation
- What to expect at a visitation trial
There are several reasons why parties should understand these issues. First, our state’s law presumes that a parent’s denial of visitation is valid. This means that a Clark County Family Court Judge will begin each case with the belief that the grandparent should not receive visitation. It is the grandparent’s burden to show that visitation would be in the child’s best interests. Second, the discovery process can be used to build a parent’s case as to why visitation should not be granted. The process can be used to obtain criminal records, employment records, phone logs, etc. Finally, knowing what to expect from the trial process helps to ensure that things go as smoothly as possible.
One point I cannot stress enough is that you should contact an experienced lawyer if you are a parent who has been served with a Complaint for visitation. If you do not properly follow the rules then you may be prohibited from presenting necessary evidence in Court and this can hurt your case immensely. As a Las Vegas family law attorney I regularly handle such matters and I am ready to assist you. Contact my office online or by telephone today.