§ 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

  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • county: includes Carson City. See Nevada Revised Statutes 0.033
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • mortgage: includes a deed of trust. See Nevada Revised Statutes 0.037
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • substantial bodily harm: means :

    1. See Nevada Revised Statutes 0.060

  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Voice vote: A vote in which the Presiding Officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of legisators voting on each side are not recorded.