Determining the Best Interests of the Child - Nevada


Citation: Rev. Stat. § 128.005(2)(c) 

The legislature declares that the preservation and strengthening of family life is a part of the public policy of this State.

The legislature finds the following:

  • Severance of the parent and child relationship is a matter of such importance in order to safeguard the rights of parent and child as to require judicial determination.
  • Judicial selection of the person or agency to be entrusted with the custody and control of a child after such severance promotes the welfare of the parties and of this State.
  • The continuing needs of a child for proper physical, mental, and emotional growth and development are the decisive considerations in proceedings for termination of parental rights.