Available Cases


The Pro Bono Project offers the unique opportunity to positively impact the lives of low-income individuals in Southern Nevada. The clients listed below have been accepted by our program and are currently on our waiting list for pro bono representation. Clients have been prescreened for financial income eligibility and their cases have been selected based on a number of factors, including the merits of their case, the availability of volunteers and the reasonableness of the client.

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Bankruptcy (Chapter 7)

Case Number: Multiple Cases

Clients wishing to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy are accepted for pro bono representation on a weekly basis. If you are interested in representing one of these clients, please submit the case interest form and indicate your interest in the Comments section.

Children's Attorneys Project (Abuse/Neglect Cases)

Case Number: 2018-000077

A 5 month old baby boy came into DFS care in December, 2017 when his parents were both arrested for domestic violence, leaving no care giver for the child. Both parents have a history of domestic violence and drug and alcohol abuse. The father is currently incarcerated, and the mother resides with the child’s maternal grandmother. The child is currently placed with his paternal grandparents. Parental visitation may need to be addressed. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Permanency Planning Hearing on December 18, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-000034

A 2 year old girl came into DFS care in December, 2017 due to medical neglect, mother’s ongoing substance abuse and inadequate resources. The child was treated at the hospital for fever, rotavirus, dehydration, constipation, and a perforated stomach. She was subsequently released and is currently placed with her paternal aunt. Mother and father have a history with DFS, and the father failed to complete his case plan from the previous case regarding this child. Both parents have entered a denial on the plea. Parental and sibling visitation may need to be addressed, and medical needs may also need to be addressed for the child. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Status Check on September 13, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. and a Permanency Planning Hearing on December 11, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-000031

A 1 year old boy came into DFS care in December, 2017 due to his mother being arrested on outstanding theft/larceny warrants. Mother is currently incarcerated at Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center. Mother also has undiagnosed mental health issues and a history of methamphetamine abuse. Putative father was recently released from incarceration at Lincoln County Jail and is pending submission of a paternity test. Parents have a history of domestic violence. The child is currently placed with paternal grandmother; however, maternal grandmother is also petitioning for guardianship, and the matter is set for mediation in Justice Court. The child is reported to have sleep apnea, and therefore, his medical needs may need to be addressed, as well as parental visitation. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a permanency Planning Hearing on December 18, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-000356

Six siblings, ages 18 years to 6 years, came into DFS care in January, 2018, when the children’s natural mother abandoned them, telling them that she is no longer their mother and that she will never be returning. Two of the three fathers of the children are currently incarcerated, and the whereabouts of the father of the oldest sibling is currently unknown. The family has extensive history with CPS, entailing physical abuse, domestic violence, neglect, abandonment, and substance abuse issues. The mother has possible undiagnosed mental health and substance abuse issues. Parental and sibling visitation may need to be addressed, as well as possible mental health needs for the children. The four youngest siblings are currently placed in a licensed foster home, the second oldest child is currently placed with the natural mother, and the oldest child’s location is currently unknown. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing on July 10, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2017-007242

Two siblings, ages 14 years and age 3 months, came into DFS care in December, 2017 when their mother tested positive for amphetamines upon the younger sibling’s birth, who was also born prematurely and substance exposed. The mother has already lost rights to one other child due to her inability to maintain sobriety. The older sibling’s father is in federal prison, and the younger sibling’s father is believed to be in Wisconsin. The older sibling is currently placed with her maternal aunt, and the younger sibling is placed with his maternal cousin. Parental and sibling visitation may need to be addressed. Paternity may also need to be addressed. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on June 19, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2017-007358

A 3 month old baby boy came into DFS care in December, 2017 at birth, due to being born substance exposed (methamphetamine) and premature. The child’s possible short and long term medical necessities are still being evaluated and may need to be addressed. The child’s natural father is currently incarcerated in High Desert State Prison. The child’s mother has extensive history with CPS, involving substance abuse and substance exposed infants. The child is currently placed with the paternal grandmother. Parental and sibling visitation may need to be addressed. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition Hearing on May 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.; and another Disposition Hearing on May 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-001286

A 7 year old boy came into DFS care in August, 2017 due to methamphetamine being sold out of the child’s mother’s home and resulting in a shooting in the home. The mother has a history of substance abuse. The father also has a history of substance abuse and is currently incarcerated at High Desert State Prison. The child has severe emotional trauma, resulting from reported sexual abuse by other children his own age who resided with him previously, and he is currently receiving therapy and psychiatric services. Behavioral and educational issues will also need to be addressed. Parental and sibling visitation may also need to be addressed. The child is currently placed with his paternal grandmother. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on July 25, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2017-007097

Three siblings, ages 6 years to 5 months old, came into DFS care in December, 2017 due to the youngest sibling being born substance exposed (amphetamines, benzos, and methadone). Both parents have a history of substance abuse and both were incarcerated at the last hearing as a result. Upon removal, the two older siblings were placed with the maternal grandmother, and the youngest sibling was also placed with maternal grandmother upon release from the NICU, as she was being treated for withdrawal symptoms. The parents were also residing with the maternal grandmother until they were arrested. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing set for October 23, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-000957

A 2 month old baby boy came into DFS care in February, 2018 at birth, due to being born substance exposed. Mother reported using substances throughout the pregnancy (amphetamines, cocaine, benzos) to cope with ongoing mental health issues. The putative father has a history of domestic violence against the child’s mother. Paternity may need to be established. The child does not present with any physical health issues and seems to be developmentally on track. Sibling visitation may also need to be addressed. The child is currently placed with fictive kin. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Trial on May 7, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.; and a Review Hearing on July 17, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-001190

A 2 month old baby boy came into DFS care in February, 2018 at birth, due to being born substance-exposed (amphetamines/methamphetamines). At birth, the child presented with respiratory complications, however, he was later discharged. The mother has a history of chronic homelessness, methamphetamine abuse, and unaddressed mental health concerns. The mother also has six other children who are not in her care. The putative father’s identity is unknown at this time. The child is currently placed in a licensed foster home. Parental and sibling visitation may need to be addressed as well. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition Hearing on May 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.; and a Review Hearing on August 7, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-001507

Six siblings, ages 17 years to 5 years, came into DFS care in February, 2018, when their mother became intoxicated and physically attacked one of the siblings. The mother is currently incarcerated and may be facing deportation. The four putative fathers’ whereabouts are currently unknown; however, DFS is currently attempting to locate them. The mother has a substantiate history with CPS. The mother also has a history of alcohol abuse and mental health issues, including diagnoses of bipolar disorder and depression. The children are currently placed with their maternal uncle. Paternity may need to be addressed, as well as parental visitation. An attorney is needed to represent the clients’ wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on September 25, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2018-002096

Five siblings, ages 10 years to 4 years, came into DFS care with their two older siblings in March, 2018, due to allegations of sexual assault and neglect. The two older siblings of the clients reported being sexually assaulted by their father over a period of several years. It is unknown at this time if any of the clients have been sexually assaulted as well. Additionally, the home was found to be filthy with cockroaches, dirty dishes, moldy food, trash on floors, and power tools and cleaning supplies within reach of the children. Both parents are currently incarcerated due to the aforementioned allegations. The children are currently placed in different foster homes; however, a plan is in place to put all of the siblings together in one foster home before the start of the next school year. Sibling visitation may need to be addressed. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition Hearing on April 11, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2018-002122

A 1 month old baby girl came into DFS care in March, 2018 at her time of birth, due to her mother’s current ongoing case with DFS regarding her other three children, and she has not adhered to the case plan. She also has another child who resides with the non-offending father. The child’s father’s rights have already been terminated as to his other three children as well. The mother has a history of substance abuse, domestic violence, and mental health concerns. The child is currently placed in a licensed foster home. An attorney is needed to represent the client’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on June 5, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2017-007373

A 7 month old girl came into DFS care in December, 2017 due to her mother’s repeated neglect by not performing parental duties unless prompted, as well as leaving the child with fictive kin, without notice, for hours at a time. In addition, the child sustained bruising on her forehead when the mother attempted to flee with the child through a broken window. The mother then subsequently ran away, leaving the child without a legal caregiver. The father’s identity and whereabouts are currently unknown. The mother is also a minor under the care of DFS. The child is currently placed in a licensed foster home. An attorney is needed to represent the client’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on July 10, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2018-000159

Three siblings, ages 5 years to 1 year, came into DFS care in January, 2018 due to the mother engaging in domestic violence with a family member in the presence of the children. She was severely intoxicated, and the home was uninhabitable with numerous alcohol containers and cigarette butts on the floor and in reach of the children, as well as exposed wires in the room where the children sleep.  Additionally, the relative whom mother was engaging in domestic violence with is a tier 1 registered sex offender. The father of the two older children has been incarcerated and was scheduled to be released in January 2018.  His location is currently unknown.  CASA has been appointed for the children, whom are currently placed together with their Paternal Grandparents.  At this time, the children have no medical or educational concerns.  An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on July 3, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-001242

Five siblings, ages 13 years to 1 year, came into DFS care in February, 2018 due to the mother getting arrested for domestic violence against the maternal grandmother while intoxicated, and the father fled the scene. Both parents have a history of alcohol abuse and violence toward the children and each other. The father may be homeless as well, as his whereabouts are currently unknown. The father also has a criminal history that includes sexual assault of a child under 16. The children are currently placed with the maternal grandparents. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on August 14, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-001217

A 2 month old baby girl came into DFS care in February, 2018 at birth upon being born substance exposed (methamphetamine/heroin/methadone) to homeless parents. Both parents have a significant history of substance abuse and homelessness, and they admit to surviving off stealing and selling property. The child experienced significant health issues at birth; however upon discharge from the NICU, said issues have reportedly resolved, and no outstanding health issues are reported at this time. The child is currently placed with her maternal grandparents. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition Hearing on May 10, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-001410

Two siblings, ages 10 years and 2 years, came into DFS care in February, 2018 due to mother being arrested on domestic violence charges against the younger child’s natural father. The older child’s father’s whereabouts was unknown at the time of the incident; however, he has since made contact with the department. The parents have a history of substance abuse and domestic violence. Parental visitation may need to be addressed. The children are currently placed with the maternal aunt. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Trial on April 23, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-001476

A 2 month old baby came into DFS care in February, 2018 at birth due to being born substance exposed (methamphetamines). The mother has an extensive history of methamphetamine abuse and currently resides in a home with other substance abusers as well. The identity of the child’s father is currently unknown, and one potential putative father has been deported. Paternity may need to be established, and parental visitation may need to be addressed as well. The child is currently placed in a licensed foster home. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on August 7, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2018-001673

A 1 year old girl came into DFS care in March, 2018 due to her mother being put on a Legal 2000 hold due to increasingly psychotic behavior. The child then experienced a 5-minute seizure resulting in hospitalization, testing, and surgery to have a shunt placed. The mother is currently residing with the maternal grandparents and engaging in services. The father’s identity and whereabouts are unknown at this time. The child is currently still in the hospital for rehabilitation. Paternity may need to be established. Placement may be an issue, as the maternal grandparents (who are asking for placement) will need to be able to provide the high level of care that the child will need upon being discharged from hospital/rehabilitation. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Trial on May 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-002475

Three siblings, ages 10 years to 5 years, came into DFS care with their older siblings in March, 2018 due to their sister presenting at school with bruising on her face and extremities. There are conflicting reports of whether or not the mother instructed one of the other siblings to hit their sister. The mother was arrested on warrants and abuse/neglect of a child. There are several prior cases with CPS since 2015. The children are currently placed together with their maternal grandmother. The whereabouts of the natural father of two of the children are unknown. The youngest child’s father resides in Nevada and is visiting with the child. One of the children has been diagnosed with ADHD and currently has an I.E.P. at school. Medical issues and educational issues may need to be addressed. Parental and sibling visitation may also need to be addressed as well. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s legal wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Plea hearing on May 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-001934

A 2 month old infant boy came into DFS care in March, 2018 at birth, due to being born substance exposed, testing positive for methamphetamine. The natural mother was traveling from Kingman, Arizona to California when she went into labor and gave birth at Spring Valley Hospital. Natural mother has a long history of substance abuse and has had her parental rights terminated as to five other children in Arizona. The mother is currently residing in California, and the child’s putative father’s current whereabouts are unknown. The child is currently placed in a licensed foster home. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition hearing on May 2, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2018-000643

Two siblings, ages 12 years and 9 years, came into DFS care in December, 2017 due to domestic violence in the home between their father and stepmother. The children’s natural mother currently resides in Ohio, and she does not have legal custody of the children. Therefore, the Department could not request ICPC to assess her for possible placement of the children. The mother has been dismissed from the case. The children are currently placed with their father and are in therapy for emotional and behavioral needs. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on May 30, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-002573

Six siblings, ages 10 years to 3 years, came into DFS care in July, 2016, due to their mother leaving them in the care of a neighbor and then not returning to pick them up. The neighbor was arrested and the natural mother could not be located. Natural mother has extensive history with DFS as her children were previously removed from her care due to concerns related to substance abuse. Despite several referrals and attempts to assist mother for substance abuse treatment, she has not been responsive or successful in treatment. The natural father to the four youngest siblings has also been referred for substance abuse treatment; however, he has failed to submit to drug tests. The natural father to the two oldest siblings has been unresponsive to the Departments location efforts. The children are currently placed in three separate foster homes, and visitation with the natural parents are set up at Child Haven; although the parents have missed several visitations. One of the siblings has been diagnosed with ADHD and is on medication for same. Parental and sibling visitation may need to be addressed, as well as possible medical issues with one of the siblings. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Termination of Parental Rights hearing set for July 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-000864

A 3 month old baby girl came into DFS care in February, 2018 at birth due to the natural mother’s use of opioids and methamphetamines during pregnancy, as well as a lack of sufficient environment to raise the child. The putative father is unable to be located, and the mother refuses to disclose names of other potential placements. The child has markers for Down’s Syndrome, and mother states that Down’s Syndrome runs in her family. The child is currently placed in a licensed foster home. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Status Check hearing set for May 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.; and a Review Hearing set for August 21, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2018-000734

Twin siblings, ages 2 years old, both came into DFS care in January, 2018 because they are homeless and were left unattended at Las Vegas Rescue Mission when their mother was taken to UMC for dehydration, as she is pregnant. The mother is homeless and unable to provide for the needs of the children. The legal father is a domestic violence perpetrator, and the mother has a TPO out against him. The putative natural father currently resides in New York and is able to care for the children, but is awaiting a paternity test. The children are currently placed in Child Haven. Medical issues may need to be addressed, as both children are in need of oral surgery, and one of the children requires cardiac catheterization. Parental and sibling visitation may also need to be addressed. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing on May 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.; and a Review Hearing on July 17, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2018-001860

Two siblings, ages 4 years and 3 years, came into DFS care in March, 2018 due to both parents being arrested for possession of controlled substances and were both under the influence of cocaine; for physical risk, as there was a weapon found in the home; and cocaine and prescription pills found within reach of the children. The parents have a history of substance abuse and domestic violence altercations. The department has attempted to obtain services for the natural parents; however, the parents refuse to address their substance abuse and domestic violence issues, and instead, they wish for the maternal grandmother and maternal aunt to continue caring for, and ultimately establish guardianship of, the children. The children are currently placed with their maternal grandmother and maternal aunt. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition Hearing on May 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-001621

A 2  year old boy came into DFS care in March, 2018, when his mother was arrested for burglary, squatting, and obstructing a police officer, when she was found squatting in a home with the child for an unknown amount of time. The child’s natural father is currently incarcerated in California State Prison for domestic violence against the child’s mother. The mother has a history of unstable housing and possible substance abuse issues. The child is currently placed in Child Haven. The child’s maternal grandmother and aunt reside in California and would like for the child to be placed with them. An ICPC Order has already been filed. Parental visitation may need to be addressed as well. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on September 25, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2018-000313

Twin siblings, ages 1 year old, came into DFS care in January, 2018 when their 9 year old half-siblings were found wandering in a parking lot. Natural father has recently been released from incarceration and is uncooperative with the department. The natural mother has a history of neglecting the children in her care and was previously adjudicated of neglecting other siblings to these children. Both parents do not possess a sustainable ability to maintain a residence, and they have both failed to attend visits with the children. The children do not have any medical or mental health issues, and they are currently placed in a licensed foster home. Parental and sibling visitation may need to be addressed. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on July 3, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2018-002225

A 12 year old girl came into DFS care with another minor child (not related) in April, 2018, due to a domestic violence incident between her mother and another adult female involving a knife in the presence of the minor children. Per the police officer, the domestic violence in this home has been ongoing. Mother has failed to make any behavioral changes to ensure the safety of her child. Mother was arrested. Natural father is possibly residing in Illinois. Attempts at locating the father are still ongoing. It is anticipated that the child will be called to testify in the pending criminal matter regarding the mother and the other adult female involved in the aforementioned domestic violence incident. The child is currently placed in a licensed foster home. Parental visitation may need to be addressed. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition Hearing set for May 30, 2018, at 11:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-001060

A 5 month old baby girl came into DFS care in February, 2018, due to a domestic violence incident between the parents, resulting in both parents being detained.  Natural father is currently incarcerated and may be eligible for parole later this year.  Natural mother has been released, is actively seeking employment and living with friends. Mother had been attending the scheduled visitations with the child, however failed to attend the last one.  Neither parent has prior history with the department.  The child does not have any medical special needs at this time and is currently placed in a licensed foster home.  An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for August 7, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2018-001484

A 3 month old baby girl came into DFS care in January, 2018 after being born substance exposed.  Both parents have a history of drug abuse and have failed to submit to drug testing as requested by the Department.  Both parents are homeless and do not have the resources to care for the child.  The child is currently placed in a foster home and has no medical issues at this time.  An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition Hearing set for May 15, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2018-000761

A 3 month old baby girl came into DFS care in January, 2018 after being born substance exposed.  The natural mother has admitted to frequent drug use and has no resources to care for the child.  Natural mother and natural father have previous history with the department as a result of their drug use.  Father’s previous history resulted in the termination of his parental rights of one of his children, and mother’s previous history resulted in her children being placed with relatives.  Visits with this child had been scheduled, however, both parents failed to attend.  Father is currently incarcerated and the mother is homeless.  The child has no known medical issues at this time. The child is currently placed in a licensed foster home. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing set for July 24, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2018-003018

A 4 month old baby boy came into DFS care in February, 2018 due to allegations of physical abuse and physical risk. The mother is also a foster child in the care of DFS, is currently residing at St. Jude’s Ranch, and is refusing to follow the safety plan set in place for the child. She is reported to have been yelling at the child, flicking him, and poking him very hard on the top of his head. The father is currently incarcerated at Spring Mountain Youth Camp and was also previously in DFS care. The child is currently placed with the paternal grandfather. Parental visitation may need to be addressed. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Trial set for May 24, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2018-000336

Three siblings, ages 13 years to 4 years, came into DFS care in December 2017, due to allegations of abandonment.  Their mother left them in the care of their maternal grandmother in November 2017 and only returned one time but left again.  She has admitted to using alcohol and methamphetamines during her absence from the home.  She has not made plans for the children nor made sure they had provisions.  One of the children’s father has been deported and the other children’s father is currently incarcerated.  The children are placed with the maternal grandmother who is aligned with the children.   The children all report wanting to be reunified with their mother.  They have no known medical, behavioral, educational, emotional, or health issues. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing set for July 3, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-001475

A 2 month old infant came into DFS care in February, 2018, due to being born substance exposed. Both parents have a long history of substance abuse, lack parenting knowledge, skills and motivation.  Issues with genuine communication and transparency with the Department have been barriers to working with the family as the parents have not been consistently cooperative with the Department.  Both parents have sought therapeutic services to address their substance abuse issues.  They have been attending visits and have bonded with their child. The child has no medical issues at this time. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for August 28, 2018, at 2:15 p.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2018-001847

Three siblings, ages 8 years to 9 months old, came into DFS care in May, 2108 due to a domestic dispute resulting in Father stabbing mother in the back with a utility knife. Natural mother was hospitalized while father fled the scene. The children were subsequently placed with Maternal Grandmother. Mother appears to be engaged in the proceedings while both fathers remain unengaged. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition Hearing scheduled for May 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-002352

Two sisters, ages 11  years and 6 years, came into DFS care in April, 2018 on allegations that they were exposed to marijuana and methamphetamine by maternal relatives. Girls allege that maternal aunt blows smoke in their faces and older girl claimed she did a line of methamphetamine. Maternal grandmother, aunt and uncle all tested positive for methamphetamines. The younger child also tested positive for methamphetamine in her hair.  Both parents are deceased and maternal grandmother is legal guardian for the girls. Maternal grandmother has prior CPS history of neglect and inadequate supervision. Children are now placed with paternal grandparents. The older child is diagnosed with depression and is prescribed medications. She currently attends therapy. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. An Adjudicatory Trial is scheduled on May 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-002419

Three siblings aged 1 to 5 years, came into DFS care on April 8, 2018 after one child in their parent’s care suffered unexplained injuries. The natural father had a no bail bench warrant for battery domestic violence, and also had priors for child abuse. The family also has CPS history, in 2013 and 2015, where father admits to using excessive physical discipline and the mother is not protective.  Currently, the children are placed in a licensed foster home.  DFS is exploring the maternal great grandmother and maternal great aunt in Texas as they have requested placement.  An attorney is needed to represent the child’s wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Calendar Call on June 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 21 and an Adjudicatory Trial on July 23, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2018-002099

A 2 year old child came into DFS care on March 25, 2018 after being abandoned by her mother at Catholic Charities. The mother is believed to be homeless, however no real information is available as to the child nor the mother as the child is very young and non-verbal. The department has made multiple unsuccessful attempts to locate the mother. The child is currently in Foster Care. At this time the child is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. A review hearing has been scheduled for September 18, 2018.

Case Number: 2018-001777

A 3 months, came into DFS care in January 2018 after being born substance exposed. His mother has been diagnosed with mental disorders and self-medicates with meth and marijuana.  The child’s mother is dependent upon her mother for her and the child’s everyday needs. The child’s father is unknown. Referrals for Medical Wrap around Services and for Nevada Early Intervention Services have been completed for the child.  He has been placed in a foster home. His mother rarely visits and does not stay long when she does. The mother has not yet engaged in services to address her mental health concerns. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for September 11, 2018, at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2018-002425

An 8 months, came into care on April 7, 2018 after his 1 year and 7 month old sibling was found unresponsive and transported to a nearby hospital. The child and his sibling were left in the care of babysitters for several weeks without support or supervision from the mother. Since the child’s birth, his putative father has been incarcerated and has not had contact with the child. His brother’s injuries were definitive for abusive acceleration/deceleration and blunt force trauma. Unfortunately, his brother died from his injuries on April 17, 2018.  There is no prior CPS history involving this family.  The 8 month old is currently placed with fictive kin until paternity testing can be done for putative father.  Once paternity is establish child may be placed with his paternal grandmother.  An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is an adjudicatory on June 25, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2018-002186

An 8 months, came into DFS care on March 28, 2018 due to mother’s ongoing drug abuse and untreated mental health issues. Parents claim to be an intact couple. Mother has a substantial physical risk CPS history dating back to 2009. Mother’s drug test was positive for methamphetamine and marijuana. Since removal, the child has been placed with a fictive kin. The Court has ordered that DFS begin the ICPC process to place the child with grandparents in California. At this time the child is in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.

Case Number: 2018-002610

Kain, 2 years old, came into DFS custody on April 9, 2018 after his mother was found passed out drunk by the community pool while he wandered around unsupervised. Mother was subsequently transported to the hospital. Mother has a substantial CPS history of similar behavior regarding the child’s half sibling. The half sibling lives with his father because of Mother’s alcohol abuse issues. Currently, the child has been officially placed with his maternal grandmother as she has moved into Mother’s apartment. At this time the child is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.

Case Number: 2018-002473

A 7 year old girl came into DFS care on April 5, 2018 after her mother abandoned her. Mother struggles with drug and alcohol abuse, mental health issues, homelessness, domestic violence and prostitution. Mother has a CPS history dating back to 2008 involving the child’s half sibling, who was adopted out in late 2010. It has been reported that Mother left child with a friend in February and only visited on weekends. Mother’s friend became unable or unwilling to further care for the child so she was placed with her maternal grandparents. Mother and her boyfriend are extremely violent to one another and the identity of child’s father has only recently been revealed, however no contact to Father has been made. Mother has been appointed counsel and has begun to engage with the department. An attorney is needed to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.

Case Number: 2018-003198

A one year old girl came into DFS care on February 27, 2017 after being born substance exposed (amphetamines) and underweight due to lack of prenatal care. Mother has a substantial CPS history, both in Nevada and Wisconsin. Mother also has an extensive criminal history of substance abuse and DUI which led her to lose custody of her two oldest children. Mother also struggles with homelessness, lack of resources and untreated mental health issues. Currently, the father’s identity is unknown. The child is reported to be on track developmentally and the current goal of the case is TPR/adoption, due to mother not engaging beyond visitation with the child. At this time the child is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. An adjudicatory trial date for mother has been scheduled for July 10, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. before Hearing Master Norheim (CR 14).

Case Number: 2018-002760

Three siblings, aged 4 to 12 years, cane into DFS care in November of 2017 after reports of environmental neglect and poor hygiene. There were piles of garbage, clothes, food and animal waste all throughout the home as well as rotting food in the refrigerator and kitchen pantry. The older children are enrolled in school but have been excessively absent. The youngest child was unable to speak and still in diapers, although he is now close to being potty-trained. The parents have been attending visits with the children. Mother has been referred for services but has not engages in treatment and currently has an active drug charge. The youngest child’s father has had difficulty finding an appropriate home for him and his son. The father of the two older children is deceased. Currently, all three siblings have been placed together in a foster home. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s legal interest and wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Permanency Planning Hearing set for October 24, 2018, at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-002071

A 15 year old boy and a 7 year old girl were brought into DFS care on March 24, 2018 after allegations of physical abuse against the mother as to both children. Mother was arrested. Mother has a history of using meth. The youngest child and her putative father have only recently met and there is no relationship. The father of the oldest child has prior history with the Department including a substantiation for substance abuse misuse as he forced the children to drink alcohol. There was also extreme domestic violence between this father and Mother. Additionally, Father of the oldest child is not a placement option as he is currently facing domestic battery charges. Currently, the children are placed with their maternal grandmother. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes regarding placement, permanency, and visitation and to ensure the appropriate services needed are in place. There is a Disposition Hearing set for June 11, 2018 and a Review Hearing set for September 26, 2018 in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-003247

Five children, aged 1 to 15 years, came into DFS care in August of 2017 after allegations of inadequate supervision, physical risk and inadequate food. Both parents reportedly use methamphetamines on a regular basis and consume alcohol daily to the point of intoxication. There is also domestic violence within the home. The three older siblings have a different father and are currently placed together in a separate foster home.  The three oldest children are represented by CAP. Mother is also represented by counsel.  The two youngest children also have a different father; one of whom is represented by counsel and actively involved in the case and the other is not. An attorney is needed to represent these children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing set for July 25, 2018 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-003455

Three minor children, ages 13, 12 and 9, came into DFS care in April of 2017 after returning home from spending the night at the neighbor’s house to find their mother deceased.  The two older children are currently represented by LACSN CAP attorney. Due to a conflict, the younger sibling needs separate representation. The father has acknowledged a long-standing alcohol problem and made arrangements to enter a one year substance abuse program. He wants to reunify with his child and is working his case plan. Recently, father revealed that he had sexually abused the step-sister when they all lived together. He is currently facing additional criminal charges. Currently, this child is placed with fictive kin. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Permanency Planning Hearing on October 3, 2018 at 10:45 a.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2016-005906

Three minor children, ages 8, 5, 4, came into DFS care in November 2016 after their natural mother was arrested for unlawful occupancy and drug possession. The family has a history with DFS and the natural mother has a history of substance abuse. A search is still underway for the children’s fathers. The children are currently placed with their maternal uncle. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes regarding placement, permanency and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2018-003001

Two children, ages 3 years and 6 years, came into CPS care on May 1, 2018 due to incidents of domestic violence committed by youngest child’s natural father upon mother and the 6 year old child. Mother has shown a pattern of returning to violent partners which puts herself and the children at risk. Mother has extensive CPS history, almost all physical risk allegations. Mother does not appear to be engaged with the Department and has entered a no contest plea as to the amended petition to file. Neither natural father appears engaged with the department. The 6 year old’s father has been located at a correctional facility and a transportation order has been issued for the next hearing. Neither child has been reported to have any outstanding medical conditions. At this time children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.

Case Number: 2018-999999

Two children, aged 1 and 7 years, came into care into care after their oldest sibling reported that her step-father (the 1 and 7 year old’s father) sexually abused her. He is going to trial on June 16, 2018 for felony and gross misdemeanor sexually based offenses. The two oldest children have a different father than these two children. The oldest child now requests to live with her natural father. The other older sibling requests to live half the time with her natural father and the remaining time with her mother. Currently, the children are placed with their mother. The 7 year old wants to see her father more often and is ready for him to come home. The 1 year old is too young to communicate his wishes. The two children need someone who can represent their wishes regarding placement, permanency, and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2018-003041

Two children, aged 1 and 3 years, came into DFS care on May 2, 2018 due to a report that the family was living in a home with no electricity. Upon further investigation the children were discovered to be dirty and foul smelling due to not being able to be bathed. An inadequate amount of food was found in the home. The family was reported to be getting evicted from their home and could not provide details of alternative shelter for themselves or the children. Family has minimal history with the department. The parents appear to be an in-tact couple. Both parents tested positive for methamphetamine in their hair. Both parents appear to be engaged with the department. Currently, the children have been placed with their maternal grandmother. Mother also resides in the home. At this time the children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.

Case Number: 2018-003416

An 11 month old came into DFS care on May 18, 2018 due to ongoing domestic violence between the parents. There was an incident in which mother sought hospital attention for facial injuries along with a fractured arm and hand. Mother reported that father hits her while she is holding the 11 month old child. Father admits to the abuse. The family does not have CPS history. The domestic violence between the parents appears to be normalized as the mother does not seem interested in pressing charges against the father. Mother has gotten a TPO against father. Additionally, the court has issued a no contact order between the father and mother and the child. Mother is living with maternal grandmother at a confidential address due to fears of father tracking her down. Currently, the child is placed with her maternal great aunt. At this time, the child is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing scheduled for June 14, 2018 at 9:45 a.m., before Hearing Master Norheim in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-003703

Three children, aged 6 to 9 years old, came into DFS care after being evicted from their home and not having an alternate place to live. When Metro and DFS entered the family home it was in a state of filth as there was dog feces in every room of the home, even on top of the beds where the children slept. There are 5 dogs that roam the house freely without being cleaned up after. A neighbor stated that she sees the children on a daily basis wearing the same clothing for up to a week at a time. Additionally, she stated that the children come and ask for food on a regular basis. The children have reported that their step-dad regularly hits their mom. Each parent has been arrested on 3 counts of Child Neglect and 4 counts of animal cruelty. There is a Plea Hearing set for June 19, 2018 at 9:45 a.m.

Case Number: 2018-003599

Client, a Hindi/Urdu speaking domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. She and her husband had an arranged marriage in 2007. Client and husband separated in May of 2018 due to domestic violence. She has a TPO against him. They have an 8 year old son together. Since the separation, son has lived with client at a shelter. Client wants primary physical custody with visitation for the adverse party. Client requests child and spousal support. There are no assets or debts to divide.

Case Number: 2018-002309

Two children, aged 3 and 5, came into DFS care on April 2, 2018 after being left unsupervised by their mother for multiple hours. Mother is reported to struggle with alcohol and substance abuse. Father is believed to be in custody in Pahrump. No prior CPS history is reported. The oldest child is reported to be autistic with an IEP already in place. There are no other outstanding medical conditions reported. Currently, the children are placed together with their paternal aunt. At this time the children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.

Case Number: 2018-002688

A one year old boy came into DFS on April 17, 2018 after a report of physical risk of an unsafe home environment followed by the discovery of drug abuse and domestic violence issues with the natural parents. Natural mother tested positive for amphetamines. Father was in Arizona at the time of removal. Both parents admit to ongoing domestic violence issues. The family is reported to be a flight risks as Father stated he would pick up the family and move them to Arizona. The only CPS history is an unsubstantiated claim that child was born substance exposed. Mother appears to be engaged in a Drug Court program. Child has no outstanding medical conditions, other than severe seasonal allergies. Currently, child is placed with his paternal great aunt. At this time, Child is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.

Case Number: 2018-002618

Four children, aged 11 months to 8 years old, came into DFS care on April 9, 2018 after the mother was arrested on a warrant following a minor she was with overdosing on heroin. Natural mother has a history of substance abuse and prostitution. Mother also has been accused of striking one child with a pair of scissors. Father was in a sober living facility, for heroin, during these incidents. The family has an extensive record with CPS. Father was seeking treatment before these incidents and Mother is currently engaged with the department. None of the children have any outstanding medical conditions reported. Currently, the children are all placed together with their paternal great grandmother. At this time the children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.

Case Number: 2018-002781

A 9 year old boy came into DFS care in April of 2018 due to reports of inadequate supervision. Mother is in jail, she has since lost her apartment and has been living from place to place. Father rents a room in a house and does not have the resources to care for his son. Both parents have a history y of drug use and have lost custody of their older children in California due to domestic violence and drug usage. Child does not have any medical conditions or disabilities. Currently, the child is placed with relatives. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.

Case Number: 2018-002899

A 3 year old girl came into DFS care on April 26, 2018 due to dangerous and unsanitary living conditions. Investigators found knives, cut open cans, loose tobacco, blackened mattress and more within reach of the child. Subsequently, both parents tested positive for amphetamines. Parents have CPS history including domestic violence and inadequate supervision. Father appears to be engaged in a Drug court program. Child has no outstanding medical conditions. Currently, Child is placed with her paternal grandmother. At this time the child is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.

Case Number: 2018-002963

Five children, aged 1 to 6 years old came into DFS care on April 27, 2018 after their mother was arrested. Mother is reportedly set to be released in June. Natural Mother has a CPS history which includes failure to protect, inadequate supervision and physical risk. None of the putative fathers have been located or engaged yet. There have been no reports of outstanding medical conditions for any of the children. Currently, the children are placed together with their maternal aunt. At this time the children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.

Case Number: 2018-003259

An 8 month old baby girl came into DFS care on May 15, 2018 after concerns of lack of resources and a physical risk due to her parent’s domestic violence history. Currently, the baby is in care of her paternal grandmother. There is a concern that the natural mother intends to flee with the baby as she has made threats against the family. Mother denies these allegations. Mother reports she has housing, employment, and child care through the Urban League. The Department requested that the parents have supervised visits at Child Haven. Mother has filed for custody through the Domestic Courts. The Court has ordered paternity testing as natural father is not on minor’s birth certificate. There is an Adjudicatory Trial for Natural Mother and Status Check regarding Paternity Test on June 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 20.

 

Case Number: 2018-004050

Two children, ages 8 and 9, came into care on June 2, 2018 after their maternal uncle could no longer care for them. On May 1, 2018, the mother was arrested for violating probation and sent to live in a child-free rehabilitation center. Mother gave the children to her sister however on May 10 she called the police and said she could not care for the children because the older son was in an altercation with her son. Currently the children are placed at Child Haven as no relatives are willing or able to take them in. The oldest son has been diagnosed with PTSD, Disruptive Mood Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. The younger son has been diagnosed with ADHD. An attorney is needed to represent the interests of the children. There is a Dispositional Hearing on July 17, 2018 at 1:30pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2018-003917

Six children, ages 2 to 12 years old, came into care in April of 2018 due to their mother’s participation in acts of domestic violence. The natural mother’s participation in domestic violence has prevented her from providing the children with the proper care, custody supervision, shelter and other care necessary for their wellbeing. The mother has been both the victim and the perpetrator of domestic violence acts with the children’s father. The acts of domestic violence have occurred with the children present causing the children to intervene. Many of the incidents have involved one or both parents using a weapon. The mother applied for a Temporary Protective Order against the father but subsequently allowed him to return to their home. There is an Adjudicatory Trial set for July 23, 2018 at 1:30pm.

Case Number: 2018-004046

A 3 month old baby came into care after being born substance exposed on March 10, 2018. The child tested positive for methamphetamines and marijuana. At the hospital, the mother stated she wanted to give him up for adoption. Currently the baby is placed with his maternal great aunt. At the Preliminary Protective Hearing, the mother stated that there are two possible fathers, neither have been established. At the Plea Hearing, mother pled no contest, stated she wished to relinquish her parental rights. The baby’s maternal uncle who lives in Kentucky would like to adopt him. An ICPC with Kentucky has been granted and the District Attorney is recommending placement with the cousin. The child has two sibling which he has never met. An attorney is needed to determine if all reasonable efforts have been made to the child with his mother, if ICWA applies, and to determine if the child should be placed with either sibling if possible. A Review Hearing for this case has been set for September 4, 2018 at 2:15pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2018-003358

Two children, aged 1 month and 2 years, came into DFS care. The 2 year old came into care in May of 2018 due to lack of resources and methamphetamine use by mother. Subsequently, the 1 month old baby was born substance exposed on June 14, 2018 and removed from the mother’s care. Mother has a CPS history due to her drug use. Father has an extensive history of drug use as well as medical malpractice lawsuits. Both parents are engaged with the department. Father has private counsel. Currently, the children are placed with a fictive kin, whom is the father’s ex-wife. At this time, the children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes regarding placement, permanency, and to ensure the proper services are in place. A Calendar Call has been scheduled for July 17, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. and an Adjudicatory Trial Date has been scheduled for August 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. before Hearing master Norheim in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-001881

 

Child, age 12, came into DFS care with his siblings in March, 2018 due to his sister presenting at school with bruising on her face and extremities. The child reports that his mother instructed him to hit his sister with a belt on her thighs, legs and face; however, reports from the other siblings are inconsistent on whether or not the mother instructed him to hit her. The mother was arrested on warrants and abuse/neglect of a child. There are several prior cases with CPS since 2015. The child is currently placed together with his siblings with his maternal grandmother. The identity of the natural father is unknown. Educational issues may need to be addressed, as the child currently has an I.E.P. at school. Parental and sibling visitation may also need to be addressed as well. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review hearing on September 25, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-002422

Child, age 4, came into care on April 7, 2018 for failure to protect by his adopted mother (his maternal grandmother). The child’s adopted mother left him in the care of the mother and her boyfriend. The child’s sibling was brought into care on April 6, 2018 following confinement, inadequate supervision and plausible risk of harm to child by his mother. While in the care of his mother and her boyfriend, the child’s sibling was found with numerous injuries as he was left undressed and unattended with hands tied behind his back in a parked vehicle. DFS is currently unable to place the child with his adopted mother as she is in a medical facility so the child is now placed with his maternal great grandmother. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.

Case Number: 2018-001645

Child, 5 years, came into DFS after there was domestic violence between his mother and her boyfriend; the two have a long history of domestic violence. Additionally, there is history with CPS, both in Nevada and California. The mother cannot protect neither herself nor her son. The child’s father cannot provide for his son as he currently lacks the resources because he was incarcerated at the time of the child’s removal. Currently, the child is placed with maternal relatives, pending ICPC for placement with his siblings. The child does not have any medical or educational issues. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure proper services are in place. There is an Review Hearing September 5, 2018, at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2017-000029

A 5 years, came into DFS care on March 21, 2018 after her natural mother dropped her off at a friend’s house and never returned for her. The friend contacted CPS because she was unable to care for the child. The natural mother has a substantial drug history. Placement with the father was a possibility until a drug test revealed cocaine and methamphetamine abuse. Both parents are believed to be active drug users. Currently, the child is placed with her paternal aunt. The child is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.

Case Number: 2018-003499

Two children, aged 4 years and 3 years, came into DFS care on May 23, 2018 due to lack of appropriate supervision.  The children were found walking around a Red Lobster parking lot, unattended.  Parents stated their two older children were supposed to be watching the younger children.  Family has extensive history of failure to supervise their children resulting in risk and injury.  The two older siblings are not in DFS care and reside with their parents.  Both younger children are placed with paternal aunt and uncle.  At this time, the children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes regarding placement, permanency, sibling visitation, and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2018-003681

One child, aged 6, came into DFS care in June 2018 due to a report of physical violence between father and mother.  Child was living with her father, mother, three half siblings, and the half siblings mother in the same residence at the time of the report.  Upon further investigation it was found that the father is physically abusive to both mothers as well as to the four children in the home.  The other three children are represented by a CAP Staff Attorney and this child needs to be conflicted out to a pro bono attorney who can represent her wishes regarding placement, permanency, sibling visitation, and to ensure the proper services are in place.  A Calendar Call has been scheduled for August 21, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. and an Adjudicatory Trial has been scheduled for August 30, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. before Judge Teuton in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2018-004487

A sibling group of six came into DFS care in June, 2018 due to drug use and neglect.  Family has a history with DFS.  One child, aged 5 months, has a different father with different legal interests than the other five siblings, who are represented by a CAP Staff Attorney, and therefore needs a separate attorney to represent his legal rights regarding permanency, placement, sibling visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is an Adjudicatory Trial as to the father scheduled for July 25, 2018 at 1:30 pm with Hearing Master Holly Roys in courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-002236

Six siblings came into DFS care in March due to domestic violence and an unsafe environment.  Father has substance abuse issues.  Both parents have domestic violence history.  The three older children are represented by a CAP attorney.  The three younger children, aged 5years and 4 years (twins), were living with a relative however due to behaviors the children have been returned to Child Haven and they are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes regarding placement, permanency, and sibling visitation to ensure the appropriate services are in place and provided.  There is a Review Hearing on September 12, 2018 at 2:30 pm with Hearing Master Holly Roys in courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-004553

Two siblings, aged 4 years and 3 years, came into DFS care in July of 2018 due to domestic violence in the home between mother and father.  There is a history of domestic violence in the family.  The children have no medical or special needs and are currently placed at Child Haven pending placement in a foster home.  An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, sibling visitations, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing on August 15, 2018, at 10:00 am with District Court Judge Cynthia Giuliani in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-004232

A 4 month old baby boy came into DFS care in June 2018 due to his parent’s drug use and failure to adequately supervise him.  There is minimal CPS history, however, the mother’s drug use has graduated leading to out of control levels and frequencies.  The child has been placed with maternal relatives.  An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Calendar Call and Disposition Hearing on August 7, 2018 at 11:00 am with Hearing Master Jon Norheim in courtroom 14.

Consumer Fraud

Case Number: 2018-001473

Client has 4 minor children. Client needs help to sue adverse party after she purchased a vehicle from him. Client stated that vehicle was found on Offerup.com. Client entered into an agreement to purchase a vehicle from adverse party. The total amount agreed on was $7,000. Client paid seller a sizable cash down payment with no receipt. Client has a hand written purchase agreement contract signed by both parties. A remanding balance was still owed to seller. Seller told client his own purchase of the vehicle had been financed, and informed client that he would be making a lump-sum payment using the down payment, to the financing bank for the full pay off amount. The agreement was that when he received the title of the vehicle he would contact client to pay balance and sign the title over. Client stated after 30 days seller had stop answering the phone. Client went to DMV, but was denied for lack of proof of ownership to register vehicle. DMV also informed client that the vehicle was still registered to seller.

Case Number: 2018-001849

Spanish speaking client is age 86 and is disabled. Client is seeking Pro Bono attorney to help regain possession of his property. Client stated he is a victim of real estate fraud by adverse parties.

According to client,  the adverse party was a friend whom he had known for about 15 years. Client made arrangements with adverse party to provide care of his property while client made a trip overseas for medical treatment. Before leaving client signed a power of attorney. Client does not recall which type of power of attorney was signed. When client returned, he was placed in a senior living home. Client asked adverse party about the status of his home, and was informed that the property was no longer his and was removed from title, and all of client personal items inside the property were sold or thrown out. Client was also informed that adverse party is renting out property. Client also stated that the signatures on the Quitclaim Deed relating to his home are not his, which could have been done by adverse party using a power of attorney.

Case Number: 2018-000847

Client is seeking help to get back her down payment from adverse party auto dealer, or unwind the auto purchase contract she entered into. According to client, 2 weeks after purchasing the vehicle she was smelling fumes within the cabin of the vehicle. Client stated she and daughter started to feel sick. Client visited Children Hospital and Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center. Client produced a letter explaining the diagnosis of carbon monoxide poisoning. Client believes it was caused by the vehicle.

Thereafter, client went back to the dealership to run a diagnostic. The dealership informed client that they had found only a small radiator leak but no exhaust leak. Client left the vehicle at the dealership, because she does not want a vehicle that is health hazard for herself and daughter. Client did not make payments. Client filed a DMV Complaint, still under investigation. Client did mention that the DMV investigator said they did not find a 75k vehicle inspection form. But, there has been no current outcome. Our staff counsel wrote dealer seeking preservation of the car as evidence and warned them about spoliation.

Case Number: 2018-001634

Client stated someone vandalized the electrics of her car and it stopped running.  Client asked a mechanic to fix the car.  Client was told that they would inspect it and tell her how much it would cost to repair.  1 week later client was quoted $2,500.00 for replacement wiring and fuses.  Client then told the mechanic that she had to try and gather that amount of money. Client was able to come up with $500.00 for a deposit which she was initially quoted, to get the work started.  When client showed up at the repair shop she was then told it would be $750 to start repairs on the car.   Two days later client was able to come up with the remainder $250.00.  Mechanic then told client she would have to pay $2,500.00 to start work.  Client stated she begged and pleaded with mechanic but they declined to do the work, and charged her thousands of dollars for “storage” on the car which they will require to allow her to collect her car, even though no work was done.  Client contacted the BBB and DMV and filed a complaint against the car shop.  The mechanic put a lien on the car without telling client or sending her any notices.

Case Number: 2018-002882

Client states she purchased a home with adverse party in March of 2017. Client has been dating adverse party for several years. Adverse party paid all the money up front in cash for the house.  Client and adverse party’s names are listed on the deed as joint tenants. Adverse party has started to become very aggressive and locks client and her children out of parts of the house. Adverse party is constantly threatening to remove client’s name off the deed and lock her out.  Client has a 16 year old son who is autistic and 14 year old daughter. Client doesn’t have any money to move out into a place of her own. Client wants adverse party to agree to sell the house and provide her with a share of the proceeds so she can have funds to move out and live in a peaceful setting with her children. Client seeks to have a partition.

Case Number: 2018-003176

Spanish speaking client is seeking assistance for breach of contract by opposing party event hall she contracted for, and against related principals. According to client, she had initially set up a meeting with event hall and the agents created the estimate cost for an event. Parties signed the contract and client paid in cash a sizable deposit, proof of receipt was provided which client possesses. Then upon further request, client paid another very sizable sum in preparation for the event. Then, client received a phone call from the event hall principal who told client the city has closed down the business. Client asked for refund, but was denied. Client has been unable to make further contact or to recover her deposit, and seeks pro bono assistance to recover her money.

Case Number: 2018-002748

Single mother of 4 minor children is seeking help to sue adverse parties relating to breach of contract with an event hall she had booked for a birthday party. Client is seeking damages for breach of contract/services not performed. Client stated she made the initial deal with adverse parties to hold a birthday party at the event hall. Client stated that she paid a sizable deposit and a contract was signed. Thereafter, client stated that adverse party introduced a new principal, his daughter, as the new owner of the event hall, and told client all additional payments will be made directly to new principal for services of the party. Client then paid the new principal another sizable payment for the party requirements. Client mentioned nothing seemed abnormal until she read a post on a social media network called “La Pulga” and showed a picture of the event hall being closed down. Upon inspection, client discovered the event hall is all blacked out and had a “writ of possession” on the door. Client attempted several times to recover the deposits but there was no response from any party. Client possesses the Event Agreement, Payment Schedule/Receipt, and evidence of payments. Contract lists the first principal and his adult children as the counterparties.  Client seeks pro bono help to recover her deposits and damages.

Case Number: 2018-002748

Single mother of 4 minor children is seeking help to sue adverse parties relating to breach of contract with an event hall she had booked for a birthday party. Client is seeking damages for breach of contract/services not performed. Client stated she made the initial deal with adverse parties to hold a birthday party at the event hall. Client stated that she paid a sizable deposit and a contract was signed. Thereafter, client stated that adverse party introduced a new principal, his daughter, as the new owner of the event hall, and told client all additional payments will be made directly to new principal for services of the party. Client then paid the new principal another sizable payment for the party requirements. Client mentioned nothing seemed abnormal until she read a post on a social media network called “La Pulga” and showed a picture of the event hall being closed down. Upon inspection, client discovered the event hall is all blacked out and had a “writ of possession” on the door. Client attempted several times to recover the deposits but there was no response from any party. Client possesses the Event Agreement, Payment Schedule/Receipt, and evidence of payments. Contract lists the first principal and his adult children as the counterparties.  Client seeks pro bono help to recover her deposits and damages.

Case Number: 2018-003436

Client took her car to an auto repair shop on May 9, 2018 because her air condition and heater was not working. Client states that the auto repair shop held her car for 6 days and never called and when she called they switched the repair price. The auto repair shopped returned the car to the client fully dismantled with the windshield broken. Client then pushed the car into another mechanic located within the same cul de sac. The new mechanic ran a diagnostic and stated that the issues stated on the prior repair shop’s invoice were wrong and that there was no reason for the car to have been dismantled. Client payed the new mechanic to reassemble the car but she is still having issues with the air conditioning and heating. Client would like the auto repair shop to pay her car off as it is not worth the value it was worth prior to her taking it in, or she would like the auto repair shop to pay her for the additional repairs she had to pay for and so that she can get her car fixed correctly.

Case Number: 2018-003520

Client is aged 75, retired on social security. Client seeking assistance to enforce contract with his previous business, adverse party. Client was part of business with two other people, one being his son. Client financed a truck in his name for the company. Later on, Client and son decided to leave company. As compensation upon his withdrawal, adverse party contracted to pay off the truck within 18mon of agreement. Client has letter of contract. Adverse party’s payment for one month bounced (automatic withdrawal, no money in account), but continued to pay monthly payments with continuous late charges due to non-payment for that month. Client says he has paid financing company the past due payments. Client wants compensation for his out-of-pocket payments for truck.

Case Number: 2018-003559

Client is a senior, single, retired, and is currently living in a senior home. Client is seeking assistance to sue opposing parties after breach of contract. According to client, an agreement was concluded with adverse parties, according to which she lent several thousand dollars in cash for the down payment on a house. Client was supposed to move in with them but that never worked out. However, the adverse parties kicked her out of the house and would not allow her to return, forcing her to reside in the senior home, despite having paid tens of thousands of dollars toward the house and the arrangement.  Client contacted State of Nevada elderly protective service, which referred client over. Client then filed a Mechanic lien. Opposing parties then moved to expunge the lien. A hearing was held on May 15, 2018 granting expungement to opposing parties.

Case Number: 2018-003717

A Spanish-speaking client needs assistance resolving a dispute. Client went to makeup school and registered for the 11 week program. After several classes, an employee at the makeup school offered client a receptionist job, which she accepted and began on January 18, 2018. Client purchased a new car and the employee of the makeup school got into the car, pulled a gun on her and told her to get out or he would hurt her daughter or her. The employee told her he would give the car back, but never did. Client went to work and noticed that credit card bills were coming in her and his name. The employee stated it was because he was going to leave her in charge of the school and gave her a $5,000 check. He then told he was going to give her cash and took back the check but never gave her the cash. Client stopped returning to work in April of 2018 because she was afraid. Client has also moved with a family member.

Case Number: 2018-003671

A Spanish-speaking client needs assistance resolving a dispute. Client went to makeup school and registered for the 11 week program on October 6, 2017. She attended 8 weeks of classes before she was expelled. Client states she put down a $300 deposit and have 11 weekly payments of $136. Client also signed up for the hair design program and made a $600 deposit with twelve payments of $136. In total, client states she paid $7,500, tuition plus $3,000 in materials. However, the receipts only show client has paid $1,399.

Case Number: 2018-003516

Client, a Spanish-speaking 68 year old disabled female, used her life savings to purchase a lot with a mobile home on it. Client has been hospitalized several times due to a series of strokes. In May of 2018, client received a copy of a quitclaim deed stating she sold her lot for $10 to the adverse party. Client states it is not her signature on the deed. The mobile home is not livable so client believes it was her past tenant who signed the deed as they only sold the lot and not the mobile home as well. The stress of this deed is worsening her health condition. Client would like help getting the title of her lot back in her name.

Case Number: 2018-003874

A Spanish-speaking client needs assistance resolving a dispute. Client was 17 years old when she entered into a contract agreement and enrolled in a 6 week makeup course for $599. Client states that the teacher would hold class only to sell more products, which client could not afford to buy. When client did purchase products, she did not actually receive many of them. Client states that opposing party would harass her and kicked her out of the class. Client says that she was not the only one to be treated this way. We have several clients similarly situated with this adverse party.

Case Number: 2018-003791

A victim of the October 1 shooting needs assistance resolving an ongoing dispute. Client was enrolled in at a cosmetology school, but following the shooting she was out of work for 7 months. Client asked the school if they could defer her enrollment until she was healthy again and they refused. Client has been served with a complaint and used LACSN resources to help her file an answer. Client would like to get this resolved as she is afraid the makeup school will garnish her wages.

Domestic Violence

Case Number: 2018-001132

A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with an ongoing custody matter. She and her ex-boyfriend separated recently. He was verbally abusive towards her. The adverse party was screaming at the client and she got a seizure. Her uncle took her to the hospital and her son stayed behind. Their 2-year old son is currently with the adverse party’s parents. He has been withholding the child from her. She last saw him a few days ago for 15 minutes and he would not allow her to take the child.  The client has filed a custody complaint. She requests joint legal and joint physical custody. The case is pending before Judge Ritchie with a Motion Hearing on March 21, 2018 at 10:00 am.

Case Number: 2018-001601

A domestic violence victim, needs assistance modifying a 2016 divorce decree. The adverse party got the decree by default. The client was unaware the adverse party had filed for divorce. The applicant resides in California and comes to Las Vegas for this case. He wants to modify the order to request some of the adverse party’s retirement account. There is a whole life insurance. The adverse party claimed no assets. Client is also requesting support. The case is pending before Judge Steele with a Motion and Notice of Motion for Orders to Set Aside Order Judgement and or Default on May 3, 2018 at 4:30 pm.

Case Number: 2018-002255

A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce matter. She and her husband married in 2012 and separated in 2017. They have no minor children together. There is a marital home that she would like to sell and split the proceeds. She would like for each to keep their own debt. They have several vehicles and other assets to divide.

Case Number: 2018-002519

A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. He and his wife married in 2016 and separated in 2018 when she abandoned them. She is reportedly verbally, physically, emotionally and financially abusive towards him. Their 5-year old daughter lives with the client and he wants sole custody. The child last saw her mom this month when she came to Las Vegas for a weekend.  The adverse party resides in Arizona. There are assets and debts to divide. The client is also requesting child and spousal support.

Case Number: 2018-002934

Client, a domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. Client and her husband married in January of 2003 and separated in December of 2017. He was reported to be physically, emotionally, and financially abusive as he controls the finances. Their two children, ages 12 and 13 years, live with Client in her mother-in-law’s house, as they have nowhere else to go. Client is requesting joint legal and joint physical custody. Client is also requesting child and spousal support. There are community assets including a home, two properties and two cars that need to be split. Client requests each party keeps their own debt.

Case Number: 2018-003325

Client, a domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. She and her husband were married in August of 2016 and remain living together. He is reported to be emotionally abusive. He has a history of domestic violence as he was convicted in 2011 and 2013 for domestic violence against his ex-wife. She has a 16 year old daughter from another marriage, and she has a 10 month old with her husband. He shares custody with his ex-wife of his two children with her. Erika is seeking to get spousal support of $200 to $300 for a few months as well as to receive primary or sole custody of her children with a relocation to California. She wishes to relocate because of her cancer and she has family support in California. They have a house, car, mortgage and credit card debt which needs to be divided.

Case Number: 2018-002972

Client, a Spanish speaking domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a maintaining custody as the adverse party has filed for a custody modification. Client and her husband divorced in 2013. Client currently has primary physical custody and joint legal custody of the three children, ages 7, 12 and 16. Client wishes to keep maintain primary custody and needs help with the getting a child support decree enforced. There is an Evidentiary “Hearing on August 9, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. before Judge Henderson.

Case Number: 2018-003393

Client, a domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce. Client and her husband married in May of 2007, and separated in October of 2017 due to the domestic violence. He reportedly was physically and verbally abusive. Client had a TPO against her husband for two months until it expired, her second TPO was dismissed because she could not get time off work to appear in court. Client is requesting spousal support. There are assets and debts to divide.

Case Number: 2018-002951

Client, a domestic violence victim with epilepsy, needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. Client and her husband were married in August of 2006 and separated in May of 2018 due to physical violence, emotional abuse and adverse party being unfaithful. Client had a TPO against her husband but it was dropped. Their three children, ages 9 to 13, live with both parents. The youngest child has autism and ADHD. Client is requesting joint legal and physical custody of the children. There are no assets or debts to divide.

Case Number: 2018-003599

Client, a Hindi/Urdu speaking domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. She and her husband had an arranged marriage in 2007. Client and husband separated in May of 2018 due to domestic violence. She has a TPO against him. They have an 8 year old son together. Since the separation, son has lived with client at a shelter. Client wants primary physical custody with visitation for the adverse party. Client requests child and spousal support. There are no assets or debts to divide.

Case Number: 2018-003530

Client, a domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce, custody, and support matter. Client and her husband married in October of 2013 and separated in July of 2017. He was reportedly verbally and financially abusive. Client and husband have a 2 year old child. Client also has a 6 year old from a previous marriage. Client wants sole legal and primary physical custody. Husband wants joint legal and for client to have primary physical custody over the 2 year old as he is stationed in Florida. She requests child and spousal support. There are assets and debts to divide.

Case Number: 2018-003825

A domestic violence victim needs assistance with a divorce and support matter. She and her husband were married in July 2009 and separated in December of 2017 after husband kicked her out. Husband is reportedly verbally, physically and emotionally abusive. Client is requesting spousal support. There are community assets and debts to divide.

Case Number: 2018-003780

A homeless disabled veteran, who is a domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce matter. He and his wife were married in December 2014 and separated in February of 2017 due to domestic violence. Wife was reportedly physically, verbally and emotionally abusive. Wife was arrested in February of 2017 for domestic violence. Client has had a temporary restraining order against his wife. There are community assets and debts to divide.

Case Number: 2018-003784

Client, a domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a custody and support matter. Adverse party was reportedly physically, emotionally, verbally, and financially abusive. Adverse party kept the children and kicked client out of home as soon as she filed an answer to his complaint. Their two children, aged 6 months and 3 years, are currently living with adverse party and his parents. Client would like sole legal and sole physical custody of the children. Adverse party have a criminal record consisting of multiple drug offenses. Client is requesting child support.

Case Number: 2018-003994

A domestic violence victim needs assistance with a divorce. Client and her husband were married in February of 1987 and separated in March of 2017 due to domestic violence. Husband was reportedly emotionally, verbally and sexually abusive. There are community assets to divide. Client is requesting spousal support.

 

Case Number: 2018-004072

A domestic violence victim needs assistance with a divorce. Client and her husband were married in April of 1974 and currently still reside together. He reportedly was emotionally and physically abusive. Husband was found guilty of domestic violence in California in 2000. Client is requesting spousal support. There are community assets and debts to divide.

Case Number: 2018-003987

Client, a Chinese-speaking client and domestic violence victim, needs assistance with an ongoing divorce and support matter. Client and husband married in April of 2009 and still reside together. Husband was arrested June 3, 2018 for violence. Husband reportedly beat one of client’s dogs to death and tortured the other. Husband also reportedly beat client’s son and threatened to burn the house down. There are assets or debts to divide.

Case Number: 2018-004056

A domestic violence victim needs assistance with a custody and support matter. She and the father met in 2014 but separated in February of 2018. Father was reportedly emotionally and financially abuse throughout their relationship. Client is requesting sole legal and sole physical over their two year old child. Client is also requesting child support. Father lives out of state and has been involved with CPS as he was under the influence of drugs around the child.

Case Number: 2018-004079

Client, a domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce. Client and husband were married in July of 1988. Client is still residing in the same house as her husband because she does not have an income to move out. Husband has reportedly been verbally and financially abusive. Husband currently has two domestic violence charges pending in Henderson. Client is requesting spousal support. There are community assets to divide.

Case Number: 2018-004210

Client, a domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce and custody matter. She and her husband married on November 16, 2009 and separated in March 2018 due to domestic violence. Client reports that husband has been verbally, emotionally, financially and physically abusive throughout their relationship. Client and husband have 3 children, aged 7 to 15 whom reside with client as husband is currently in jail on domestic violence charges. Client wants sole legal and sole physical custody of the children. Client is also seeking support.

Case Number: 2018-001375

Client, a deaf woman, needs assistance with a divorce and custody matter. She and her husband married in December of 1985 and separated in 2010 due to husband’s drug use. Client reports that husband has been verbally, emotionally, financially and physically abusive noting that he once forced her to remain home and clean for an entire month. Client and husband have 1 minor child, aged 17, who resides with client as husband is currently homeless. Client wants sole legal and sole physical custody of the children. Client is also seeking support. There are no assets or debts to divide.

Case Number: 2018-004558

Client needs assistance with an ongoing custody and support matter. She and her ex-boyfriend separated in July 2013 and they have a 4 year old autistic daughter. Adverse party has taken the child and refuses to return her. Client has filed for a Temporary Protection Order and Parent Abduction. Police are currently trying to locate the child but cannot as adverse party continues to move. Client requests sole legal and primary physical custody, allowing adverse party to have their daughter on weekends.

Case Number: 2018-004477

Client, a Spanish-speaking domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce and support matter. Client and husband married in January 1996 and have two 19 year old twins whom are autistic and reside with client. Client and husband recently separated after he was arrested and deported for domestic violence in 2017. In July 2018, client got a 30 day Temporary Protection Order against the husband. Client is requesting spousal support. There are community assets, including 3 homes, land and 2 vehicles, which need to be divided. Community debt does not exist.

Case Number: 2018-004273

Client, a domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce and support matter. She and her husband were married in 1982 and currently still reside together. Client reports husband was financially and verbally abusive throughout marriage. There are community assets and debts to divide. Husband has transferred the house to his son and is currently living off his severance package while unemployed. Client is seeking spousal support.

Case Number: 2018-004325

Client, a domestic violence victim who is disabled, needs assistance with a divorce matter. She and her husband were married in February 1988. Client moved out in 2014 and they have been definitively separated since May 2017. Client reports that husband was physically, financially and verbally abusive. Client had a Temporary Protection Order however she was in the hospital at the time of the hearing so it was dismissed. There is community property to be divided. Client is seeking spousal support.

Family Law (Divorce/Custody)

Case Number: 2018-000211

A Spanish speaking client, needs assistance enforcing a visitation order for her sister. Per current court order the adverse party was to take their two children ages 7 and 9 to visit with the client’s sister once a week for three hours. Applicant’s sister is residing in a health and rehabilitation center and requires total care for most of her activities. Due to applicants sisters medical progressions it has been difficult for her to go out of the facility. The children have been living with the adverse party since 2008 and last saw their mother on February 2017.

Case Number: 2018-000915

A Spanish speaking client, needs assistance with a custody matter. He and his ex-girlfriend separated in 2016 after a 3-year relationship when he left due to the physical and verbal abuse. He never reported the abuse because he was embarrassed. Their two children, ages, 4 and 1, live the adverse party. The client last saw the children on November 2017. The adverse party does not allow him to visit with the children. He’s requesting joint legal and joint physical custody.

Case Number: 2018-000896

A Spanish speaking client, needs assistance with a custody matter. He and his ex-girlfriend separated in 2015 after a 6-year relationship. Their 5-year old child lives with the adverse party here in Las Vegas. The applicant recently moved to Las Vegas to be able to see their son. The adverse party has moved states several times and does not allow the applicant to see their child. The applicant wants to obtain a custody order to be able to constantly see his child. He requests joint legal custody and visitation 2-3 days a week.

Case Number: 2018-001132

A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with an ongoing custody matter. She and her ex-boyfriend separated recently. He was verbally abusive towards her. The adverse party was screaming at the client and she got a seizure. Her uncle took her to the hospital and her son stayed behind. Their 2-year old son is currently with the adverse party’s parents. He has been withholding the child from her. She last saw him a few days ago for 15 minutes and he would not allow her to take the child.  The client has filed a custody complaint. She requests joint legal and joint physical custody. The case is pending before Judge Ritchie with a Motion Hearing on March 21, 2018 at 10:00 am.

Case Number: 2015-004992

Divorce case with both parties represented and headed to a settlement conference in May.  Wife is the pro bono client and husband is represented by counsel.  Wife and husband were married for over 20 years, but separated in 2012.  Wife filed Complaint for Divorce in 2015.  Soon after the husband deployed with the military.  There was a hearing establishing temporary orders regarding custody and child support for their two minor children for the duration of the deployment.  Wife alleges husband has not paid the amount wife was entitled to under the temporary orders for child support.  Husband returned from deployment.  Neither own any real property.  Neither possess any personal property of any significant value.  Wife wants child support arrearages and a QDRO for his retirement.

Case Number: 2018-001601

A domestic violence victim, needs assistance modifying a 2016 divorce decree. The adverse party got the decree by default. The client was unaware the adverse party had filed for divorce. The applicant resides in California and comes to Las Vegas for this case. He wants to modify the order to request some of the adverse party’s retirement account. There is a whole life insurance. The adverse party claimed no assets. Client is also requesting support. The case is pending before Judge Steele with a Motion and Notice of Motion for Orders to Set Aside Order Judgement and or Default on May 3, 2018 at 4:30 pm.

Case Number: 2018-002000

A Spanish-speaking client, needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. She and her husband married in 2010 and separated in 2017. Their two children, ages 1 and 8, live with her visit with dad on the weekends. She requests sole legal and primary physical custody. She wants them to keep their own cars. There are no other assets or debts.

Case Number: 2018-001648

Client needs help with a divorce. She and her husband married in 2007 and separated in 2010. They have no assets or debts together. The adverse party is believed to be living in India.

Case Number: 2018-002101

Applicant needs assistance establishing custody of her son. She and her ex-boyfriend separated in 2014 after a 2-year relationship. Their son, age 4, lives with the client. The adverse party last saw their son in January. The adverse party has been in and out of mental institutions. The client is requesting sole legal custody and primary physical custody. She would like supervised visitation for the adverse party.

Case Number: 2018-002213

A client with a disability needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. She and her husband married in 2004 and separated in 2017. They have guardianship of their 11-year old granddaughter since 2013. She requests sole custody. The granddaughter last saw the adverse party in March. She would like for each to keep their own credit card debts. There is a marital home and the adverse party signed a quit claim deed. They have other assets to divide. She is also requesting spousal support. The client was involved in a car accident and had to undergo several surgeries and lost her job.

Case Number: 2018-002255

A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce matter. She and her husband married in 2012 and separated in 2017. They have no minor children together. There is a marital home that she would like to sell and split the proceeds. She would like for each to keep their own debt. They have several vehicles and other assets to divide.

Case Number: 2018-002519

A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. He and his wife married in 2016 and separated in 2018 when she abandoned them. She is reportedly verbally, physically, emotionally and financially abusive towards him. Their 5-year old daughter lives with the client and he wants sole custody. The child last saw her mom this month when she came to Las Vegas for a weekend.  The adverse party resides in Arizona. There are assets and debts to divide. The client is also requesting child and spousal support.

Case Number: 2018-002020

Client needs help with an ongoing divorce matter. He and his wife married in 1980 and separated in 2017. The client lives out of state in Minnesota and the adverse party resides here in Las Vegas, NV. The adverse party previously filed for a joint petition and did not list a home. A few days later she filed a divorce complaint and listed the home. The joint petition was revoked, but the divorce complaint is still pending. The client states that the home was purchased prior to him dating the adverse party. They have no minor children together. There are several vehicles to divide and the adverse party has a retirement account. There are no debts.

 

Case Number: 2018-002671

Client needs assistance with a divorce. She and her husband married in January of 2005, but have been separated for 10 years now because they did not get along.  The two have no children. Maria has requested spousal support as she does not work and has custody of her 4 grandchildren.

Case Number: 2018-002671

Client needs assistance with a divorce. She and her husband married in January of 2005, but have been separated for 10 years now because they did not get along.  The two have no children. Maria has requested spousal support as she does not work and has custody of her 4 grandchildren.

Case Number: 2018-002807

Client needs help establishing sole legal and physical custody over her two children, aged 3 and 4. She and the father separated in June of 2014 as he left the state to attend a funeral and never returned. The children live with Client and the father is reported to have no interaction with the child. Client is also requesting a child support modification.

Case Number: 2018-002934

Client, a domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. Client and her husband married in January of 2003 and separated in December of 2017. He was reported to be physically, emotionally, and financially abusive as he controls the finances. Their two children, ages 12 and 13 years, live with Client in her mother-in-law’s house, as they have nowhere else to go. Client is requesting joint legal and joint physical custody. Client is also requesting child and spousal support. There are community assets including a home, two properties and two cars that need to be split. Client requests each party keeps their own debt.

Case Number: 2018-003071

Client needs assistance with a divorce and custody matter. Client and her husband married in 2008 and separated in March of 2018. Their two children, aged 7 and 11, live with her. Client is requesting sole legal custody and primary physical custody. They have no assets or debts to divide. Client is not seeking spousal support but is requesting child support.

Case Number: 2018-003325

Client, a domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. She and her husband were married in August of 2016 and remain living together. He is reported to be emotionally abusive. He has a history of domestic violence as he was convicted in 2011 and 2013 for domestic violence against his ex-wife. She has a 16 year old daughter from another marriage, and she has a 10 month old with her husband. He shares custody with his ex-wife of his two children with her. Erika is seeking to get spousal support of $200 to $300 for a few months as well as to receive primary or sole custody of her children with a relocation to California. She wishes to relocate because of her cancer and she has family support in California. They have a house, car, mortgage and credit card debt which needs to be divided.

Case Number: 2018-002972

Client, a Spanish speaking domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a maintaining custody as the adverse party has filed for a custody modification. Client and her husband divorced in 2013. Client currently has primary physical custody and joint legal custody of the three children, ages 7, 12 and 16. Client wishes to keep maintain primary custody and needs help with the getting a child support decree enforced. There is an Evidentiary “Hearing on August 9, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. before Judge Henderson.

Case Number: 2018-003393

Client, a domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce. Client and her husband married in May of 2007, and separated in October of 2017 due to the domestic violence. He reportedly was physically and verbally abusive. Client had a TPO against her husband for two months until it expired, her second TPO was dismissed because she could not get time off work to appear in court. Client is requesting spousal support. There are assets and debts to divide.

Case Number: 2018-002951

Client, a domestic violence victim with epilepsy, needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. Client and her husband were married in August of 2006 and separated in May of 2018 due to physical violence, emotional abuse and adverse party being unfaithful. Client had a TPO against her husband but it was dropped. Their three children, ages 9 to 13, live with both parents. The youngest child has autism and ADHD. Client is requesting joint legal and physical custody of the children. There are no assets or debts to divide.

Case Number: 2018-003530

Client, a domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce, custody, and support matter. Client and her husband married in October of 2013 and separated in July of 2017. He was reportedly verbally and financially abusive. Client and husband have a 2 year old child. Client also has a 6 year old from a previous marriage. Client wants sole legal and primary physical custody. Husband wants joint legal and for client to have primary physical custody over the 2 year old as he is stationed in Florida. She requests child and spousal support. There are assets and debts to divide.

Case Number: 2018-003790

A Spanish-speaking client would like assistance with a divorce matter. Client was married in December of 1994. Client and wife have been separated since August 2013 when wife left and did not return home. Client is not requesting spousal support. There are community assets to divide.

Case Number: 2018-003825

A domestic violence victim needs assistance with a divorce and support matter. She and her husband were married in July 2009 and separated in December of 2017 after husband kicked her out. Husband is reportedly verbally, physically and emotionally abusive. Client is requesting spousal support. There are community assets and debts to divide.

Case Number: 2018-003780

A homeless disabled veteran, who is a domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce matter. He and his wife were married in December 2014 and separated in February of 2017 due to domestic violence. Wife was reportedly physically, verbally and emotionally abusive. Wife was arrested in February of 2017 for domestic violence. Client has had a temporary restraining order against his wife. There are community assets and debts to divide.

Case Number: 2018-003719

Client, a domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a custody and support matter. Adverse party was reportedly physically, emotionally, verbally, sexually and financially abusive. Adverse party reportedly threw client against a wall and punched her in the abdomen. Their two children, aged 4 months and 1 year, live with the father. Client wants primary physical custody and sole legal custody of the children. There is a pending case for child support as well as a pending temporary protection order against the adverse party.

 

Case Number: 2018-003784

Client, a domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a custody and support matter. Adverse party was reportedly physically, emotionally, verbally, and financially abusive. Adverse party kept the children and kicked client out of home as soon as she filed an answer to his complaint. Their two children, aged 6 months and 3 years, are currently living with adverse party and his parents. Client would like sole legal and sole physical custody of the children. Adverse party have a criminal record consisting of multiple drug offenses. Client is requesting child support.

Case Number: 2018-003964

Client, needs assistance with a divorce and custody matter. Client was married on March 6, 2010 and separated in March of 2018 after husband left her pregnant for another woman. Their three children, aged 3 months to 7 years old, live with client as adverse party lives in Arizona. There is already a child support order in place. Client would like joint legal custody and primary physical custody of the children. There are community assets to be divided. Adverse party has a debt which client does not wish to split.

 

Case Number: 2018-003994

A domestic violence victim needs assistance with a divorce. Client and her husband were married in February of 1987 and separated in March of 2017 due to domestic violence. Husband was reportedly emotionally, verbally and sexually abusive. There are community assets to divide. Client is requesting spousal support.

 

Case Number: 2018-004072

A domestic violence victim needs assistance with a divorce. Client and her husband were married in April of 1974 and currently still reside together. He reportedly was emotionally and physically abusive. Husband was found guilty of domestic violence in California in 2000. Client is requesting spousal support. There are community assets and debts to divide.

Case Number: 2018-003987

Client, a Chinese-speaking client and domestic violence victim, needs assistance with an ongoing divorce and support matter. Client and husband married in April of 2009 and still reside together. Husband was arrested June 3, 2018 for violence. Husband reportedly beat one of client’s dogs to death and tortured the other. Husband also reportedly beat client’s son and threatened to burn the house down. There are assets or debts to divide.

Case Number: 2018-004056

A domestic violence victim needs assistance with a custody and support matter. She and the father met in 2014 but separated in February of 2018. Father was reportedly emotionally and financially abuse throughout their relationship. Client is requesting sole legal and sole physical over their two year old child. Client is also requesting child support. Father lives out of state and has been involved with CPS as he was under the influence of drugs around the child.

Case Number: 2018-004079

Client, a domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce. Client and husband were married in July of 1988. Client is still residing in the same house as her husband because she does not have an income to move out. Husband has reportedly been verbally and financially abusive. Husband currently has two domestic violence charges pending in Henderson. Client is requesting spousal support. There are community assets to divide.

Case Number: 2018-004210

Client, a domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce and custody matter. She and her husband married on November 16, 2009 and separated in March 2018 due to domestic violence. Client reports that husband has been verbally, emotionally, financially and physically abusive throughout their relationship. Client and husband have 3 children, aged 7 to 15 whom reside with client as husband is currently in jail on domestic violence charges. Client wants sole legal and sole physical custody of the children. Client is also seeking support.

Case Number: 2018-004192

An Arabic-speaking client needs assistance with a divorce and custody matter. She and her husband were married in 1998. Client and husband separated in 2014 after he was arrested and sent to prison for child abuse. Client and husband have 3 children whom live with client. Client wants sole legal and sole physical custody. She is not requesting child support and spousal support. She wants to keep her car. They have no other debts or property to divide.

Case Number: 2018-001375

Client, a deaf woman, needs assistance with a divorce and custody matter. She and her husband married in December of 1985 and separated in 2010 due to husband’s drug use. Client reports that husband has been verbally, emotionally, financially and physically abusive noting that he once forced her to remain home and clean for an entire month. Client and husband have 1 minor child, aged 17, who resides with client as husband is currently homeless. Client wants sole legal and sole physical custody of the children. Client is also seeking support. There are no assets or debts to divide.

Case Number: 2018-004558

Client needs assistance with an ongoing custody and support matter. She and her ex-boyfriend separated in July 2013 and they have a 4 year old autistic daughter. Adverse party has taken the child and refuses to return her. Client has filed for a Temporary Protection Order and Parent Abduction. Police are currently trying to locate the child but cannot as adverse party continues to move. Client requests sole legal and primary physical custody, allowing adverse party to have their daughter on weekends.

Case Number: 2018-004477

Client, a Spanish-speaking domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce and support matter. Client and husband married in January 1996 and have two 19 year old twins whom are autistic and reside with client. Client and husband recently separated after he was arrested and deported for domestic violence in 2017. In July 2018, client got a 30 day Temporary Protection Order against the husband. Client is requesting spousal support. There are community assets, including 3 homes, land and 2 vehicles, which need to be divided. Community debt does not exist.

Case Number: 2018-004273

Client, a domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce and support matter. She and her husband were married in 1982 and currently still reside together. Client reports husband was financially and verbally abusive throughout marriage. There are community assets and debts to divide. Husband has transferred the house to his son and is currently living off his severance package while unemployed. Client is seeking spousal support.

Case Number: 2018-004228

A Spanish-speaking client needs assistance with a divorce matter. He and his wife were married in June 2014 and currently still reside together. Wife has only been in the United States for 1 year. Client petitioned for wife and she has a 2 year conditional card. Client is the sole provider for adverse party. There are no debts or assets to divide.

Case Number: 2018-004325

Client, a domestic violence victim who is disabled, needs assistance with a divorce matter. She and her husband were married in February 1988. Client moved out in 2014 and they have been definitively separated since May 2017. Client reports that husband was physically, financially and verbally abusive. Client had a Temporary Protection Order however she was in the hospital at the time of the hearing so it was dismissed. There is community property to be divided. Client is seeking spousal support.

Immigration

Case Number: 2017-001396

14 year old boy from Honduras is seeking asylum. He entered the United States on October 17, 2016. At home, the boy enjoyed living with extended family, but faced numerous threats against his life from the Mara Salvatrucha gang (MS-13). The boy believes the gang targeted him because he is young and a practicing Christian. He needs an experienced immigration attorney for a family petition and consular processing. June 26th at 8:30 a.m.

Case Number: 2017-001041

Family of three seeking asylum: mom, age 29; daughter, age 8; son, age 3, fled Honduras and came to the United States on December 29, 2016. In Honduras, mom was a witness to a car shooting/murder outside the store where she worked. The perpetrator of the crime saw her. She believes him to be a gang member. The client gave her statement to police about what happened. A few months later, she received about four notes with written death threats at her door. The notes said she would get killed if she reported what she saw. She fled Honduras because she fears her and her children will be killed in Honduras. Client is currently in removal proceedings. Children may be candidates for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ).  Next Court Date: Unknown

Real Estate Fraud

Case Number: 2018-001849

Spanish speaking client is age 86 and is disabled. Client is seeking Pro Bono attorney to help regain possession of his property. Client stated he is a victim of real estate fraud by adverse parties.

According to client,  the adverse party was a friend whom he had known for about 15 years. Client made arrangements with adverse party to provide care of his property while client made a trip overseas for medical treatment. Before leaving client signed a power of attorney. Client does not recall which type of power of attorney was signed. When client returned, he was placed in a senior living home. Client asked adverse party about the status of his home, and was informed that the property was no longer his and was removed from title, and all of client personal items inside the property were sold or thrown out. Client was also informed that adverse party is renting out property. Client also stated that the signatures on the Quitclaim Deed relating to his home are not his, which could have been done by adverse party using a power of attorney.

Case Number: 2018-002882

Client states she purchased a home with adverse party in March of 2017. Client has been dating adverse party for several years. Adverse party paid all the money up front in cash for the house.  Client and adverse party’s names are listed on the deed as joint tenants. Adverse party has started to become very aggressive and locks client and her children out of parts of the house. Adverse party is constantly threatening to remove client’s name off the deed and lock her out.  Client has a 16 year old son who is autistic and 14 year old daughter. Client doesn’t have any money to move out into a place of her own. Client wants adverse party to agree to sell the house and provide her with a share of the proceeds so she can have funds to move out and live in a peaceful setting with her children. Client seeks to have a partition.