This post is being written to conclude and recap my series on grandparent’s rights in the state of Nevada. I felt it was necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that our state does not automatically grant rights to grandparents. However, this does not mean that grandparents do not have rights with respect to their grandchildren. The goal of my recent articles has been to explain Nevada’s legal framework for granting grandparent visitation rights. It has also been my goal to 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 addressed several topics over my recent articles. The issues which I chose to 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 chose to address these topics. First, Nevada is different from some other states in that grandparents will only be granted visitation rights if certain conditions are met. The court will only grant such visitation if it would be in the child’s best interests. Second, grandparents will not have visitation rights immediately after the death of the child’s parent. Rather, Nevada law grants grandparents the right to seek visitation after the death of a child’s parent only if the remaining parent has unreasonably denied contact. Third, the process for asking the court to grant grandparent visitation begins by filing a petition with the court. Fourth, it is important to be aware of the fact that all Nevada cases involving child visitation require mediation. Fifth, grandparents that have been granted visitation rights of a child must not interfere with the parent-child relationship. If they do so, there could be consequences such as being held in contempt of course or loss of visitation rights.
Grandparent visitation cases are incredibly complex. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible if you are seeking visitation rights of your grandchild. How the court is going to rule, in any given situation, will always depend on the facts of the case. The court will, however, always base its decisions on what is in the best interests of the child. I am a Las Vegas grandparent rights lawyer who devotes her practice to the handling of family law. I can help you better understand your situation and I will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact my office online or by telephone today to schedule an appointment. I look forward to speaking with you.