Grandparents often wonder what to do when they are denied the opportunity to have visitation with their grandchildren. Grandparents are entitled to visitation with their grandchildren when it is in the best interests of the grandchildren. When a grandchild is endangered by an unfit mother or father, grandparents are often uncertain about their legal rights and remedies.
In Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57, 147 L. Ed. 2d 49, 120 S. Ct. 2054 (2000), the United States Supreme Court upheld grandparent visitation rights provided the decisions of Parents are given special weight when determining whether grandparent visitation is in the best interest of the minor children.
Exactly what is visitation? To put it into its simplest form, visitation is when the court sets a specific schedule for a person to have access to the child. In other words in the case of grandparent’s visitation the court will order that the children be made available to the grandparent on specific day for a specified amount of time.
Under NRS 125C.050(3) a party may seek a reasonable right to visit the child if they have “been denied or unreasonably restricted visits with the child” where a divorce is pending, the parents are already divorced, or a parent is deceased.
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