Eighth Judicial Court Rules

Rule 5.12 – Expert testimony and reports.

Rule 5.12. Expert testimony and reports.

  • (a) No party to an action pending before the court may cause a child who is subject to the jurisdiction of the court to be examined by a therapist, counselor, psychologist or similar professional for the purpose of obtaining an expert opinion for trial or hearing except upon court order, upon written stipulation of the parties or pursuant to the procedure prescribed by N.R.C.P. 35.

    (b) When it appears an expert medical, psychiatric or psychological evaluation is necessary for the parties or their child(ren), the parties are encouraged to stipulate to retention of one expert. Upon request of either party, or on its own initiative, the court may appoint a neutral expert if the parties cannot agree on one provider. The parties are responsible for all fees.

    [Added; effective August 21, 2000.]