Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure

Rule 16.21. Postjudgment Discovery in Family Law Actions

(a)     Except as provided by this rule, parties must not conduct postjudgment discovery in a family law action.

(b)      Parties may conduct postjudgment discovery in family law actions when:

(1)     the court orders an evidentiary hearing in a postjudgment custody matter; or

(2)     on motion or on its own, the court, for good cause, orders postjudgment discovery.

(c)     Postjudgment discovery is governed by Rule 16.2, by Rule 16.205 for paternity or custody matters, or as otherwise directed by the court.

Advisory Committee Note—2019 Amendment

The amendments to Rule 16.21 permit postjudgment discovery in certain situations. Rule 16.21(b)(1) automatically permits discovery under Rule 16.205 upon the court’s entry of a postjudgment order setting an evidentiary hearing in a custody action. Rule 16.21(b)(2) permits postjudgment discovery in any action if ordered by the court.

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