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Legal Information: Nevada

Custody

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Updated: 
November 13, 2019

Who has custody if there is no custody order in place?

Under Nevada law, the parent and child relationship extends equally to every child and to every parent, regardless of the marital status of the parents. If a court has not made a determination regarding the custody of a child, each parent has joint legal custody and joint physical custody of the child until a judge issues an order that says otherwise.1

1 N.R.S. § 125C.0015