Grandparents' Rights in Las Vegas
Protect Your Grandparents' Visitation Rights
Family dynamics in the United States during the late 20th and early 21st century have changed immensely. Throughout Nevada and the entire country, households in which grandparents raise grandchildren have become a growing trend. In fact, statistics have shown that in the last 10 years, the number of children living with grandparents has increased by nearly 50%. These are significant numbers are a prime example of the ways in which our society has adapted to new social conditions. As numbers continue to reflect an increasing trend, the legal system has taken steps to recognize these new family dynamics and to provide grandparents with rights to visitation and, in some cases, custody.
How to Win Visitation or Custody Rights as a Grandparent
There are a number of circumstances that can allow grandparents to gain legal custody of their grandchildren,
visitation rights, or other legal privileges. In most cases, grandparents can offer a safer and more financially secure environment for children.
Courts base their decisions on the best interests of the children and allowing children to live with grandparents is, in many cases, the healthiest and most supportive option. Households that exhibit unsavory or unsafe conditions such as substance abuse or
domestic violence can be significant reasons why a court may be in favor of permitting grandparents custody of children.
Contact a Las Vegas Family Lawyer Today
Our firm's team of Las Vegas family law attorneys has more than 50 years of legal experience and is
devoted to protecting the relationships of grandparents and grandchildren. During our years of practice, we have seen the evolution of family dynamics and grandparent households and the ways in which the legal system has adapted to these new conditions. We are prepared to provide representation and assistance to grandparents seeking to exercise their rights and can work on obtaining amicable resolutions with parents and courts to ensure that the needs of children are met. If you would like to learn more about working with a caring and experienced member of our legal team,
contact Gordon Law Offices today.