A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce matter. She and her husband married in 1992 and are still living together. He is emotionally, physically and verbally abusive towards her. She filed a TPO against him. They have no minor children together. The adverse party has his own business. There is property and several debts to divide. The client also has a retirement account that she would like to keep. Client has an upcoming Case management Conference on April 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM.
Case Number: 2018-000555
Case Number: 2018-000520
A Spanish-speaking domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. She and her husband married in 2012 and separated in 2017 due to the abuse. The adverse party was emotionally, physically, and verbally abusive towards the client. He has choked her in the past. The client never reported the abuse. Their two children, ages 11 and 9, live with her and see their dad every weekend. He does not provide any financial assistance for the children. She is requesting sole legal and primary physical custody. She also request child and spousal support. There is no property or debt to divide.
Case Number: 2018-000658
A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with two cases. She and her husband married in 2013 and recently separated. He was reportedly emotionally, financially physically, sexually and verbally abusive to her. Their two children, ages, 4 and 6, live with the client in a domestic violence shelter. Their 6 year old son has autism. The children have witness the abuse and one of their children is having problems managing his anger. The client was diagnosed with depression in 2014. The adverse party took her to the hospital alleging that she was having bad thoughts and they diagnosed her with schizophrenia. The adverse party would control how much medication she would take. He threatens the client to put her in a mental hospital and to take the children to Mexico. She was granted a TPO and temporary custody of the children. She’s asking for sole custody and visitation with the father. She also requests child support. There is property to divide.
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: 2018-001365
A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. She and her husband married in 2012 and separated in 2017. He was reportedly emotionally, physically, sexually and verbally abusive towards her. She has a TPO against the adverse party. He has threatened to kill the applicant. Their three children, ages 5 years to 1 year, live with the client. The adverse party is currently in custody for violating his parole. She requests sole legal and sole physical custody. There is marital debt that she will continue to pay. There is also a retirement account.
Case Number: 2017-003137
Interesting case proceeding under NRS 125C.050 (aka Grandparent Visitation Statute). Evidentiary hearing set for June 26, 2018. Mother is the pro bono client. Father consented to the termination of his parental rights as a part of the parties’ divorce. Following termination, Mother allowed Father to have contact sporadically with the child. Mother allowed Father to rent a room in her home. This may be a case of first impression in that a parent whose rights were terminated is seeking relief under NRS 125C.050. Father is representing himself. Parties attended a mediation that was unsuccessful. Discovery closes early June.
Case Number: 2018-001773
A disabled domestic violence victim needs assistance with an ongoing custody matter. The adverse party is emotionally, mentally and physically abusive towards the applicant. The parties currently have temporary joint legal custody of their 6-year old disabled son. The minor child visits with the father every week starting Friday after school until Monday before school. The adverse party threatens the applicant to send her to jail by not picking up his son and making it look like she is keeping the son from him. The applicant is seeking sole legal and primary physical custody. The case is pending before Judge Marquis with an Order to Show Cause on May 17, 2018 at 9:30 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: 2018-000976
A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with an ongoing custody modification matter. She and her ex-husband divorced in 2013. Their two minor children ages, 8 and 11, live with the adverse party. The parties have temporary shared legal custody and the adverse party has temporary primary physical custody. The client has visitation with the children every Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. She last saw the children a month a half ago. The adverse party has been withholding the children from her. The client requests sole legal and sole physical custody. She is concerned because the adverse party attempted to commit suicide last year and he has made a website with nude photos of her. The case is pending before Judge Steele with a Calendar Call on September 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm. There is also an Evidentiary Hearing on September 17, 2018 at 9:00 am.
Case Number: 2018-001919
A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a custody matter. She and her ex-boyfriend separated 3-months ago after an 8-year relationship when she left due to the reported physical and verbal abuse. She has a TPO against the adverse party. Their three children ages, 1 to 5 live with the client. The children have not seen the adverse party since the separation. The adverse party has threatened the client and the client’s mother. He also threatened to pour acid on the clients face. She requests sole custody.
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.