Did you know under rare circumstances grandparents have rights to visit grandchildren? The court may allow visitation to a child’s grandparents if:
- Parental rights have been terminated
- The parent was never legally married to the other parent
- The parent is separated or divorced from the parent with child custody
- The parent is deceased
If a parent denies, or unreasonably restricts, a grandparent’s right to visit their child, Nevada law presumes that is in the best interest of the child. However, with clear and convincing evidence, Nevada court will consider grandparents visitation rights that are in the best interest of the child.
The court will determine the child’s best interest by considering the following factors:
- The grandparent and child relationship
- The grandparent’s mental and physical health
- The child’s preference for visitation
- The financial support and emotional support provided by the grandparents
- The grandparent’s ability to provide child with material needs like health care, food, and clothing
Nevada Family Law Attorney
Every family is different. If you have been denied visitation rights, seek an experienced family law attorney. The process for determining the best interest of a child is complex. Contact Work Law today so we can help you regain your relationship with your grandchild.