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Grandparents’ Rights in Nevada

By Gordon Law Offices  Feb. 10, 2014 3:20p

Grandparents' rights in family law revolve around the issues of visitation rights and even custody for petitioning grandparents. The laws concerning this area are complicated and, if you are seeking your rights to access a grandchild, you will be best served by seeking the legal counsel of an experienced family lawyer in your area.

In Nevada, grandparents' rights are covered under the Nevada Revised Statutes 125C.050, entitled "Petition for right of visitation for certain relatives and other persons." Under this law, not only grandparents but other interested parties as well can petition the courts for visitation rights. The law lays out in what circumstances the court may grant reasonable rights to visitation of a minor child. These circumstances include:

  • The child of a parent who is deceased
  • The child of a parent who is divorced or separated from the custodial parent
  • The child of an unmarried parent who is now deceased or separated from the other parent
  • The child of a parent who has relinquished his or her parental rights
  • The child of a parent whose parental rights have been terminated

Those who may seek visitation rights to these children include great-grandparents, grandparents, and the other children of either parent. A person, whether related or not to the child, who has established a meaningful relationship with the child may also be granted visitation rights by a family court.

Divorce and Family Lawyer in Las Vegas, Nevada

Grandparents' rights is just one issue that falls under the category of family law. As societal conditions have changed, the need for changing laws in all areas of family law continues to grow. The number of children residing with grandparents has increased significantly in the U. S. in the last decade due to various reasons. Whatever the reasons, gaining access to your grandchildren may be a very emotional and difficult legal matter for which you will need competent assistance.

Gordon Law Offices is a divorce and family law firm serving the Las Vegas area. This attorney team has 50 years of combined experience in handling all of the various legal matters and processes that fall under their practice. These areas range from grandparents' rights to all types of divorce, child custody, child and spousal support, the division of marital property, domestic violence, paternity, enforcing court orders, modifying court orders, legal separation, guardianships, mediation, and more. Take advantage of the friendly, personalized service you will find here.

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