Nevada

PRE BIRTH OR POST BIRTH ORDER

Pre-birth

Process begins at week 14 of the pregnancy.  Once the case is filed, and as of January 2017, the issuance of the judgment will typically take one to two weeks.


Married Hetero Couple

Unmarried Hetero Couple

Married Same-Sex Couple

Unmarried Same-Sex Couple

Single Parent

One Bio Connection

Two Bio Connections

No Bio Connections


ACCEPTANCE OF CALIFORNIA PRE-BIRTH ORDER

Unknown.


Birth Certificates

Timing - Varies by county, but the typical time frame is 5-10 business days.

Title - Parents can choose to be listed as father, parent, or mother.

GC - The initial birth certificate can include the name of the GC with the name of an IP.  The birth certificate can later be revised to remove the name of the GC.


statutes / case law

Gestational Surrogacy is permitted by statute, Nev. Rev. Stat. NRS 126.500-126.810.

Is there a statute or published case law that addresses the rights of a donor over the resulting eggs, sperm, embryo or child?  Yes. NRS 126.660 states "A donor is not a parent of a child conceived by means of assisted reproduction."

 

Venue

Any county in the state as long as the child will be born within the state boundaries.

Do results vary by venue?  No.

Are motions to waive venue accepted?  Yes.


Electronic signatures / e-notarizaTIONS

Traditional signatures and traditional notarizations required.


Second / step parent adoptions

Can the non-biological parent in a same-sex couple obtain a second parent adoption based solely on the fact that the child was born in the state (i.e., neither of the Intended Parents lives in the state)?  No.

Will courts grant second parent adoptions or stepparent adoptions to heterosexual couples living in the state?  Yes.

Does the couple need to be married?  Yes, the couple must either be married or registered domestic partners.
 
Will courts grant second parent adoptions or stepparent adoptions to same-sex couples living in the state? 
Yes.

Does the couple need to be married?  Yes, the couple must either be married or registered domestic partners.


Of counsel

Kimberly M. Surratt

Surratt Law

3705 Lakeside Drive

Reno, NV 89509

(775) 636-8200

kim@surrattlaw.com

http://www.surrattlaw.com/