If you are not the parent of a child and wish to request visitation rights, Burton & Vazquez is here to assist you. Our experienced legal team specializes in non-parent visitation litigation in Las Vegas, NV. Whether you are seeking visitation or defending against a visitation request, we have the expertise to help you navigate the process successfully.
Legal Standard for Non-Parent Visitation
Obtaining a court order for visitation as a non-parent is a specific and challenging legal process. The United States Supreme Court recognizes parental rights in visitation cases as constitutionally protected rights. The legal standard for filing a non-parent visitation petition is outlined in NRS 125C.050.
NRS 125C.050 allows the district court in the county where the child resides to grant reasonable visitation rights to great-grandparents, grandparents, other children of either parent, and individuals with a meaningful relationship with the child. However, a party can seek visitation rights only if a parent has denied or unreasonably restricted visits with the child.
Proving Best Interests of the Child
When seeking visitation, the party must prove by clear and convincing evidence that granting visitation is in the best interests of the child. The court considers various factors, including the emotional ties between the party seeking visitation and the child, the capacity to provide love, guidance, and material needs, the prior relationship, moral fitness, mental and physical health, child’s preferences, and willingness to facilitate a relationship with the parents.
How the Court Process Works
To pursue non-parent visitation, you must file a petition, and the case progresses through discovery and trial. Our skilled attorneys will guide you through the entire process, advocating for your rights and the best interests of the child.
Negotiating Agreements and Drafting Documents
If both parties agree to visitation terms, our team can assist in negotiating an agreement and ensuring the proper documentation is in place. We will help you navigate the complexities and legal requirements to protect your visitation rights.
Trustworthy and Knowledgeable
Attorneys Burton & Vazquez is a trusted law firm in Las Vegas, NV, with extensive experience in family law matters, including non-parent visitation cases. If you need a consultation with a skilled family lawyer, contact our office at 702-213-0303 to schedule an appointment.