This is the first post in a series of articles which will address what rights grandparents enjoy in the state of Nevada. This series will also clarify which rights a grandparent does not have in regard to their grandchildren. I have previously discussed the rights of Nevada grandparents in regard to visitation. My upcoming articles will build upon that discussion by discussing several other common questions. The goal of my coming articles is to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation. It is also my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a family law attorney. If you or a family member are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I will be addressing several topics over my coming articles. Issues which I will go over include:
- Whether Nevada grandparents can gain custody of their grandchildren
- Obtaining guardianship over your grandchild when the parent is struggling through difficulties
- Dealing with a parent who is refusing visitation to a grandparent
I have chosen to address these topics for a number of reasons. First, grandparents are often curious if Nevada allows a grandparent to obtain legal or physical custody of a child. Recent changes in Nevada law now enable a grandparent to do so. Second, and unfortunately, there are times when the parent of a child may be struggling with addiction or other issues. In times such as this it may be necessary for a parent to obtain a temporary guardianship. Finally, if a parent is refusing visitation to the grandparents then it is important to understand that one has rights, but it may not be wise to proceed straight to litigation.
A key point I will make in each of these articles is that it is important to contact a family law attorney as soon as possible if you are concerned for the wellbeing of your grandson or granddaughter. The longer you allow the situation to go on then the more likely the Court is to consider it the “status quo.” This can lead the judge to believe that no change is necessary. By taking immediate action, you can better impress upon the Court that the situation is urgent.
I am a Las Vegas grandparent rights lawyer who practices solely in the area of family law. I understand that this is an important time in your life and my office will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us online or by telephone today to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to speaking with you.