§ 128.005 Legislative declaration and findings
§ 128.007 Applicability of chapter
§ 128.010 Definitions
§ 128.011 ‘Abandoned mother’ defined
§ 128.012 ‘Abandonment of a child’ defined
§ 128.0122 ‘Agency which provides child welfare services’ defined
§ 128.0124 ‘Child’ defined
§ 128.0126 ‘Failure of parental adjustment’ defined
§ 128.0128 ‘Indian child’ defined
§ 128.0129 ‘Indian Child Welfare Act’ defined
§ 128.013 ‘Injury’ defined
§ 128.0137 ‘Mental injury’ defined
§ 128.014 ‘Neglected child’ defined
§ 128.015 ‘Parent and child relationship’ and ‘parent’ defined
§ 128.0155 ‘Plan’ defined
§ 128.016 ‘Putative father’ defined
§ 128.018 ‘Unfit parent’ defined
§ 128.020 Jurisdiction of district courts
§ 128.023 Proceedings to terminate parental rights of parent of Indian child: Powers and duties of court; appointment of attorney
§ 128.027 Extent to which court must give full faith and credit to judicial proceedings of Indian tribe
§ 128.030 Place for filing petition
§ 128.040 Who may file petition; investigation
§ 128.050 Entitlement of proceedings; contents of verified petition
§ 128.055 Proceedings to be completed within 6 months after filing of petition
§ 128.060 Notice of hearing: Contents; personal service to certain persons; petitioner to mail notice to Department of Health and Human Services if petitioner or child is receiving public assistance
§ 128.070 Service of notice of hearing by publication: Requirements; exception
§ 128.080 Form of notice
§ 128.085 Petition by mother of unborn child: Notice to father or putative father; time of hearing
§ 128.087 Hearing to determine whether to transfer venue for parent who objects to venue
§ 128.090 Hearing: Time; procedure; evidence; postponement; closed court; confidentiality of hearings, files and records pertaining to terminating parental rights
§ 128.091 Evidence of previous sexual conduct inadmissible to challenge child’s credibility; exceptions
§ 128.093 Testimony of qualified expert witness required in proceedings to terminate parental rights of parent of Indian child
§ 128.095 When putative father presumed to have intended to abandon child
§ 128.097 Presumption of abandonment of child by parent
§ 128.100 Appointment of attorney to represent child in proceeding concerning termination or restoration of parental rights; appointment of attorney to represent parent; compensation of attorney
§ 128.105 Grounds for terminating parental rights: Considerations; required findings
§ 128.106 Specific considerations in determining neglect by or unfitness of parent
§ 128.107 Specific considerations where child is not in physical custody of parent
§ 128.108 Specific considerations where child has been placed in foster home
§ 128.109 Determination of conduct of parent; presumptions
§ 128.110 Order terminating parental rights; preference for placement of child with certain relatives and siblings of child; period for completion of search for relative
§ 128.120 Effect of order
§ 128.130 Notice to produce; warrant of arrest; contempts
§ 128.140 Expenses to be county charges
§ 128.150 Termination of parental rights of father when child becomes subject of adoption
§ 128.160 Best interest of child in determining consideration in action to set aside termination of parental rights after adoption has been granted; presumption
§ 128.170 Restoration of parental rights: Petition; consent of natural parent required
§ 128.180 Restoration of parental rights: Notice of hearing; persons required to be personally served with notice; right of such persons to present testimony and evidence
§ 128.190 Restoration of parental rights: Hearing; required findings to grant petition; effect of order restoring parental rights

Terms Used In Nevada Revised Statutes > Chapter 128 - Termination of Parental Rights

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  • controlled substance: means a drug, immediate precursor or other substance which is listed in schedule I, II, III, IV or V for control by the State Board of Pharmacy pursuant to NRS 453. See Nevada Revised Statutes 0.031
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
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  • county: includes Carson City. See Nevada Revised Statutes 0.033
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  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
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  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • mortgage: includes a deed of trust. See Nevada Revised Statutes 0.037
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • population: means the number of people in a specified area as determined by the last preceding national decennial census conducted by the Bureau of the Census of the United States Department of Commerce pursuant to Section 2 of Article I of the Constitution of the United States and reported by the Secretary of Commerce to the Governor pursuant to 13 U. See Nevada Revised Statutes 0.050
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
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  • substantial bodily harm: means :

    1. See Nevada Revised Statutes 0.060

  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
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  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
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