Enforcing Out-of-State Orders

Registering an Out-of-State Custody Order

Parents sometimes find themselves involved in a custody dispute that involves more than one state. Another state might issue a child custody order, but the child and/or a parent is in Nevada. In that case, a parent can “register” or "domesticate" the other state’s custody order in Nevada. This page explains what to do if you have a child custody order from another state, but you want to register that order in Nevada so that the Nevada courts recognize that other state’s order.

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Objecting to an Out-of-State Custody Order

If you have been served with a Petition to Register an Out-of-State Custody Order that the other parent filed, you have a limited amount of time and limited reasons to object.  Read this section to find out deadlines to object, reasons to object, and to find the forms you can use to object.

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Enforcing Out-of-State Custody Orders

When a parent is withholding a child in violation of another state’s custody order and the child is in Nevada, the other parent may need a Nevada judge’s help to get the child back. The Nevada court can enforce another court’s order if the proper procedures are followed. This page explains what to do if you have a child custody order from another state, you have already registered the order with Nevada, and you need a Nevada judge to enforce the order.

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