This is the first post in a series of articles on the topic of a grandparent’s rights in the state of Nevada. I feel it is necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that the term “grandparent rights” is used fairly frequently even though, in fact, our state does not grant an automatic right of visitation with a child. Our state does, however, provide a grandparent with the ability to seek child visitation under certain circumstances. The goal of my coming articles is to explain Nevada’s legal framework when it comes to grandparents and to also provide information which will assist with the selection of an attorney. 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.
I will be addressing a number of topics over my coming articles. Some of the issues which I will analyze include:
- An overview of how Nevada views the rights of grandparents in terms of child visitation
- The rights of a grandparent after the death of a child’s parent
- The process of asking the Court to grant grandparent visitation
- The potential for resolving the case through mediation
- Dealing with the parent of a child after visitation has been granted
There are multiple reasons why I have chosen to address these topics. First, while some states grant grandparents an automatic right to seek visitation, Nevada only permits the bringing of a Court action if certain circumstances are met. Understanding these circumstances is crucial to understanding what rights you may, or may not, have. Second, a grandparent may seek visitation with the child, after the death of a parent, if the surviving parent is unreasonably denying visitation. It is important to understand, however, that the burden of gaining such visitation is high. Third, understanding what to expect from the legal process can help to ensure that things go more smoothly. Finally, it is important to understand that such cases can sometimes be resolved through mediation and that, even if you gain visitation, you must continue to deal with the remaining parent.
If you are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a Las Vegas grandparent rights lawyer. I understand that such cases typically arise after some sort of a family tragedy or traumatic event. I will give your case the attention it deserves. This will include promptly replying to your phone calls or emails and making myself available to answer any questions you may have. I pride myself on providing quality service and I look forward to speaking with you. Contact us online or by telephone today.