Question asked on Aug. 26, 2020
Q: I have a visitation agreement with my parents for my children, since our relationship is estranged. My ex and I were on that agreement. My ex then terminated his rights, and my husband has adopted my two children that were involved in the “grandparents visitation” case. Have my parents “Grandparents rights” been terminated since my husband adopted them, since he’s not on that agreement and he is allowed to say who can and cannot see our children now?
A: The short answer to your question is “probably.” Under a series of Nevada cases, if grandparental custody or visitation rights are established before a termination of parental rights, death, or other event alters the parental custodial relationship, it survives that later event. Obviously, no lawyer should give specific legal advice without reviewing the actual papers in question — in your case the visitation agreement, and the TPR, and the adoption paperwork. A full consultation with a qualified family law specialist would be a good idea.