Grandparents have a special bond with their grandchildren. These relationships should be maintained for the benefit of the children. To determine whether granting visitation to the grandparents would be in the child’s best interest, the Court must determine the following factors found in NRS 125C.050, and include things like:
- The mental and physical health of the party requested for the visitation
- The love affection that exist between the party seeking child visitation
- The bond and time spent with the child
- The Grandparent history of financial support
- The willingness to encourage to continue the relationship from the grandparents to the child.
- The willingness and ability of the party seeking visitation to facilitate and encourage a continuing relationship between the child and the parents of the child as well as with other relatives
- The medical and other needs of the child related to health as affected by the visitation.
- The child’s wishes, if the child is mature enough to express a preference.
- The capacity and disposition of the party seeking visitation to:
- Give the child love, affection and guidance and serve as a role model to the child;
- Cooperate in providing the child with food, clothing, and other material needs during visitation; and
- Cooperate in providing the child with health care.
Visitation case and Grandparent Rights cases involve a complex process and potentially the need for trial. If you have questions about your visitation rights as a grandparent, or if you are defending against a visitation petition, Jacovino Law Office can help. Contact us at (702) 776-7179 or schedule a consultation online at https://jacovinolaw.com/schedule-a-consultation/ .