This is the first in a series which will deal with how Las Vegas parents can deal with grandparents after their child’s other parent has passed away. I have previously written on the topic of a Nevada grandparent’s rights in such a situation. While the Court will often grant grandparents visitation rights it is also important to recognize that there are situations in which one has legitimate reasons to keep a child away from bad influences. If you find yourself in a situation where you must deal with such circumstances then it is important that you contact a family law attorney immediately.
I will be addressing several topics over my coming articles. Issues which I will analyze include:
- Why Nevada presumes a parent’s wishes to deny grandparent visitation are valid
- Establishing proof that one may be a bad influence and that visitation should be denied
- Taking such a matter to trial
There are several reasons why parents must understand these issues. First, Nevada law assumes that a parent’s initial decision to deny visitation is valid. This is due to the fact that, while most grandparents deeply love their grandchildren and can serve as positive role models, there are those who would not provide a suitable influence for the child or children. Second, the discovery process will allow a parent to establish that a particular grandparent is, in fact, a negative influence. Such evidence may include records of criminal convictions, correspondence, witness statements, etc. Finally, knowing what to expect from the trial process will help to ensure that things go as smoothly as possible.
If you are dealing with the tragedy of your child’s other parent passing away then you do not need to subject your child to negative influences at this time. If you are facing legal proceedings, regarding visitation, then contact my office today to speak with a Las Vegas family law attorney.