Las Vegas, NV asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Nevada

Q: mother died am I guardian?

The child is 7 years old. I am listed as the father on the birth certificate. We are divorced. During the divorce she was given full custody as the dna test came back, I was not the paternal father. She died out of the country and I am trying to get the child back to the U.S. The actual paternal father has never been in the picture. I have been talking with the state, embassy. The embassy will take immediate action per the guardians wishes. Am i the legal guardian.

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Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo
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A: If the mother had full custody of the child prior to her death, the child will likely be taken into state custody until arrangements have been made for a family member or guardian to care for the child. If not predetermined by the mother’s will, that process may include a hearing to determine guardianship for the child. This decision will be made based on what is in the child’s best interest.

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