Many people are important in a child’s life. Quite often a child will have a strong relationship with someone who is not a parent. It is often in a child’s best interests for a grandparent or another person who has lived with a child to maintain relations with the child after the parents divorce or, unfortunately, one parent passes away. If you are a grandparent or other third-party and you wish to maintain a relationship with a child then contact us today.
Las Vegas attorney who understands the rights of grandparents
The law allows for Las Vegas grandparents to petition the Court for child visitation. These cases often arise due to divorce, the termination of one parent’s parental rights, the incarceration of one parent, or the unfortunate death of one parent. In such a case the grandparent seeking visitation must show that it is in a child’s best interests for the grandparent and the child to remain in contact with one another. In such a case the Court will begin with the standpoint that the grandparent should not have visitation and it is up to the grandparent to prove that visitation is appropriate.
Kari Molnar and the Molnar Family Law Firm have handled numerous grandparent visitation cases in the Clark County Family Courts. Kari understands the need for children to maintain their familial relationships in certain situations. Kari will typically have your first documents filed with the Court within 1-2 days. Shortly thereafter she will file a request for a temporary visitation request to be put in place until the Court makes a permanent decision. This can allow for grandparent-child contact to happen sooner rather than later. Contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation.
Nevada lawyer dealing with third-party child visitation
In addition to grandparents, the law allows for any person who has previously lived with a child to request visitation under certain circumstances. As with grandparents, the person requesting visitation must show that it is in the child’s best interests for visitation to occur. Kari has successfully argued on both sides of this issue. Contact us today.