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Legal Statutes: Nevada

UPDATED March 18, 2016

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Article 1. General Provisions

back to top125A.295. Cooperation between courts; preservation of records

1. A court of this State may request the appropriate court of another state to:

(a) Hold an evidentiary hearing;

(b) Order a person to produce or give evidence pursuant to procedures of that state;

(c) Order that an evaluation be made with respect to the custody of a child involved in a pending proceeding;

(d) Forward to the court of this State a certified copy of the transcript of the record of the hearing, the evidence otherwise presented and any evaluation prepared in compliance with the request; and

(e) Order a party to a child custody proceeding or any person having physical custody of the child to appear in the proceeding with or without the child.

2. Upon request of a court of another state, a court of this State may hold a hearing or enter an order described in subsection 1.

3. Travel and other necessary and reasonable expenses incurred pursuant to subsections 1 and 2 may be assessed against the parties according to the law of this State.

4. A court of this State shall preserve the pleadings, orders, decrees, records of hearings, evaluations and other pertinent records with respect to a child custody proceeding until the child attains 18 years of age. Upon appropriate request by a court or law enforcement officer of another state, the court shall forward a certified copy of those records.
Added by Laws 2003, c. 199, § 29, eff. Oct. 1, 2003.