State high court creates child custody reform panel
The Nevada Supreme Court filed an order Tuesday creating a Committee to Study Child Custody Reform.
In the order, state Supreme Court Justice Lidia Stiglich was appointed to the committee, which will include eight others.
“Guardianship is one of the things that come up occasionally,” said Michael Sommermeyer, Nevada Apellate Courts spokesman. “And we probably haven’t looked at this in a while.”
To form the committee, four private attorneys will be appointed by the Family Law Executive Council of the State Bar of Nevada. One legal services attorney will be selected by Southern Nevada Legal Services, along with one selected by Washoe Legal Services. One district judge from Northern Nevada and one from Southern Nevada will be appointed.
Within 90 days from the selection of the committee members, they are expected to make recommendations for legislative reform of child custody matters, the order said.
“They’ll probably just look at the whole process. Is it working? Is it not working? What can be done to improve it?” Sommermeyer said. “We’re always trying to improve the judiciary process in some way.”