Grandmother with grandchildrenThis is the first post in a series on the visitation rights of Las Vegas grandparents and other third persons. This is an important topic as the issue of “grandparent” rights is something which comes up often and leads to a great deal of confusion. My goal with this series is to help people understand whether or not they may have visitation rights and, if they do, to help them know what to expect from the process.

I will be addressing a number of topics over my coming posts. Subjects I will be looking at include:

  • When grandparents and other persons may have child visitation rights
  • Attending mediation in a child visitation case
  • Conducting discovery in such matters
  • Attending trial
  • Defending against a relative who is not deserving of visitation
  • How to proceed after visitation has been granted

There is a great deal of confusion over these issues. First, there are additional persons besides grandparents who may be able to obtain visitation rights. Also, grandparents and those third-persons may only seek visitation under certain circumstances. After a case is filed then the parties will be required to attend a mediation to attempt to resolve their differences. If an agreement cannot be reached then discovery will be conducted and the parties will proceed to trial.

The process of proceeding with a visitation case in Clark County’s Family Court can be complicated. Making errors during the process can lead to delays in the process, a deserving person being denied visitation, or an undeserving person being granted visitation. Hiring an attorney who is familiar with the process can go a long way towards ensuring that issues are handled quickly, efficiently, and in accordance with the Court’s procedures.

As a Las Vegas grandparent rights lawyer I have handled matters involving such issues. Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation.