Assisted Reproductive Technologies

assisted reproduction technologies

  Nevada, unlike many states and countries, has specific laws governing assisted reproductive technology (ART).  On October 1, 2013, the most current Nevada law addressing Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) went into effect.   The law was placed under Chapter 126 – Parentage.  Nevada’s ART law is progressive in that it is both gender neutral and marital […]

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Termination of Parental Rights

Termination of Parental Right Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 128 governs Termination of Parental Rights matters.  In all termination of parental rights proceedings,”the continuing needs of a child for proper physical, mental and emotional growth and development are the decisive considerations in proceedings for termination of parental rights.”   The agency which provides child welfare services (Department […]

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Paternity and Parentage

Paternity and Parentage Parentage actions are governed by Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 126. Generally, unless a Court Order provides for the custody of a child, the mother of a child born out of wedlock has primary physical custody of a child. How Paternity is Determined A child, his or her natural mother, a man presumed […]

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Name Change

  Name Change Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 41 deals with proceedings to change names.  Any person who desires to have his or her name changed, and/or a child’s name changed, must file a verified petition in the county in which the person, or child, resides. If a parent is seeking a name change of a […]

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Legal Separation/Separate Maintenance

Legal Separation and Separate Maintenance The procedures regarding “Separate maintenance” actions, more commonly referred to as”legal separations,” are outlined in Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 125.190 to 125.280.  Like a divorce, separate maintenance actions resolve issues regarding child custody and visitation, child support, division of assets and debts, and spousal support.  However, separate maintenance actions do […]

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Guardianship

Guardianship Of A Child Or Adult In Nevada Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 159 addresses Guardianships.  The need to establish a guardianship of a minor child may arise when a child’s parent or parents are no longer able to provide for the basic needs of the child, the parent or parents engage in the habitual use […]

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Domestic Partnerships

Domestic Partnerships Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 122A.010 established the Nevada Domestic Partnership Act, which went into effect October 1, 2009.  A “domestic partnership” in Nevada is a civil contract which grants domestic partners “…the same rights, protections, benefits, responsibilities, obligations and duties as…parties to any other civil contract….”  Although NRS 122A.100(1)(a)(1) includes a requirement that parties […]

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Divorce/Dissolution Of Marriage

  Divorce – Dissolution Of Marriage Nevada is a No-Fault State Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 125 addresses the dissolution of marriage.  Nevada is a no-fault state which means that the reasons for the dissolution of the marriage are often inconsequential.  As such, establishing blame for the failed marriage is not relevant to the divorce action.  […]

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Child Support

Child Support In Nevada, parental child support obligations are governed by Chapter 125B of the Nevada Revised Statutes. All parents have a duty to provide their children with necessary maintenance, health care, education and support, regardless of marital status. The duty of support continues until a child is 18 years old, or until a child is […]

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Relocation of Minor Children

Relocation of Minor Children Out of the State of Nevada If physical custody has not been determined by Court Order, married and unmarried parents have equal custody rights regarding their child(ren), absent a judicial custody order to the contrary.  When two parents seek custody of their child(ren) in an initial custody action, they begin as […]

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