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Legal Statutes: Nevada

UPDATED March 18, 2016

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Article 3. Enforcement

back to top125A.565. Role of district attorney and Attorney General

1. In a case arising pursuant to the provisions of this chapter or involving the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, a district attorney or the Attorney General may take any lawful action, including resort to a proceeding brought pursuant to NRS 125A.405 to 125A.585, inclusive, or any other available civil proceeding to locate a child, obtain the return of a child or enforce a child custody determination if there is:

(a) An existing child custody determination;

(b) A request to do so from a court in a pending child custody proceeding;

(c) A reasonable belief that a criminal statute has been violated; or

(d) A reasonable belief that the child has been wrongfully removed or retained in violation of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

2. A district attorney or the Attorney General acting pursuant to this section acts on behalf of the court and may not represent any party.
Added by Laws 2003, c. 199, § 56, eff. Oct. 1, 2003.