Nevada State Judicial Department

Sec. § 3.223
Jurisdiction of family courts.


Except if the child involved is subject to the jurisdiction of an Indian tribe pursuant to the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, 25 U.S.C. §§ 1901 et seq., in each judicial district in which it is established, the family court has original, exclusive jurisdiction in any proceeding:


Brought pursuant to title 5 of NRS or chapter 31A, 123, 125, 125A, 125B, 125C, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 159A, 425 or 432B of NRS, except to the extent that a specific statute authorizes the use of any other judicial or administrative procedure to facilitate the collection of an obligation for support.


Brought pursuant to NRS 442.255 and 442.2555 to request the court to issue an order authorizing an abortion.


For judicial approval of the marriage of a minor.


Otherwise within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court.


To establish the date of birth, place of birth or parentage of a minor.


To change the name of a minor.


For a judicial declaration of the sanity of a minor.


To approve the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining procedures from a person as authorized by law.


Brought pursuant to NRS 433A.200 to 433A.330, inclusive, for an involuntary court-ordered admission to a mental health facility.


Brought pursuant to NRS 441A.510 to 441A.720, inclusive, for an involuntary court-ordered isolation or quarantine.


The family court, where established and, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (m) of subsection 1 of NRS 4.370, the justice court have concurrent jurisdiction over actions for the issuance of a temporary or extended order for protection against domestic violence.


The family court, where established, and the district court have concurrent jurisdiction over any action for damages brought pursuant to NRS 41.134 by a person who suffered injury as the proximate result of an act that constitutes domestic violence.

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Feb. 5, 2021