Nevada Grandparent’s Rights

Grandparent Rights to Visitation: If child’s parents are separated or divorced or if one parent is deceased or has relinquished his parental rights or had them terminated, the grandparents and great-grandparents may get visitation if in the best interest of the child. The statute lists specific factors which are to be considered in determining the best interest of the child. Chapter 125A, Section 125A.300 (N.R.S.A. 125A.300).

When Adoption Occurs: Grandparents can get visitation with a grandchild placed for adoption if the petition for visitation is filed with the court before the date on which the parental rights have been terminated and if the court finds that the visitation would be in the best interest of the child.

Child Custody Statutes: Best interest of the child considering: (1) which party is more likely to allow frequent association and a continuing relationship with the other party; (2) wishes of the child, if of sufficient age and intelligence; (3) "any nomination by a parent of a guardian for the child and (4) whether either party has engaged in act of domestic violence against the child, the other party, or other person residing with the child. N.R.S.A. 125.480. See N.R.S.A. 125.510 for required language in decree relating to custody. N.R.S.A. 125.450 et seq.

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