A domestic violence victim needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. She and her husband married in 2004 and separated in 2017. He was reportedly verbally, emotionally and financially abusive and has an addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol. The client became worried about her children’s safety and left to a hotel. Client and children were living in a domestic violence shelter for one week before returning home. Client was granted a 1-year TPO against the adverse party. Their three children, ages 12, 10 and 2, live with the client. She requests sole legal and sole physical custody with no visitations to the father. The parties have several debts and the client has a truck that she would like to keep. She also has a retirement account through her employer. She would like to request spousal support.
Case Number: 2017-001260
Case Number: 2017-001305
A domestic violence victim needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. The parties married in 2011 and they separated in February 2017 due to physical and verbal abuse. Adverse party abandoned client and child following an argument; he closed their joint bank accounts, stole client and child’s identification documents, and left them with no money to survive. Client requested a TPO as she fears the adverse party due to his abusive behavior and because he is reportedly not taking his PTSD medication. Client was a stay at home mom but has started looking for a job. She is seeking joint legal and primary physical custody of their 8-month old baby. She is also seeking spousal support, share of husband’s military pension and to keep her vehicle.
Case Number: 2017-001389
A domestic violence victim needs assistance with a divorce, custody, and support matter. The parties married in 2003 and separated in February, 2017 due to a domestic violence incident. The client has been physically, sexually, and financially abused by her husband, who at one time threatened to kill her. The adverse party was convicted of domestic violence against client in 2015. The client is currently at a shelter and seeking a TPO. She is seeking sole legal and sole physical custody of their two children. She would like each to keep their own cars and there is some marital debt to divide.
Case Number: 2017-001406
A domestic violence victim needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. The parties married in November 2008 and separated in January 2017 when the adverse party emptied their bank accounts and left the client and their 9 year old son behind with nothing. She believes the adverse party is in Arizona but does not have a current address; his last known address is in Las Vegas. The client states the adverse party was controlling and verbally abusive to her and their son. She is seeking sole legal and physical custody. She is also seeking spousal support. The have debt and property to divide.
Case Number: 2017-001426
A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. The domestic violence consists of controlling and threatening behavior. The parties married in February 2011 and separated in November 2016. The parties couldn’t get along after the client reported adverse party’s father to CPS for his attempted sexual assault of their 5 year old child. The adverse party would not allow the client to take her children with her when she left the home. He continues to make it very difficult for client to spend time with children by only allowing her visitation in his presence. The adverse party reportedly does not have legal status in the country and has threatened to take children out of country. The client is requesting sole legal and sole physical custody of the children due to the adverse party’s drug use, and because he has strangers in and out of the house for his work as a tattoo artist. She is also requesting spousal support and would like each to keep their own debts.
Case Number: 2016-005038
A domestic violence victim who suffers from mental health issues needs assistance with a divorce and support matter. Client is generally coherent and able to cooperate but she does suffer from episodes of mental confusion. The parties married in 1983 and are still living in the same home. The client states she has been sexually, physically, and emotionally abused by her husband. They own a home and she would like it sold and proceeds divided. They have several debts and the client is considering bankruptcy. The client would like to request spousal support.
Case Number: 2017-001970
A Marine who is stationed in another state needs pro bono assistance with a Nevada custody matter. The client is a victim of domestic violence; the mother of the child has physically abused him and threatened him with weapons. The client recently found out that he has an open NV bench warrant for misdemeanor domestic violence; we have no additional information regarding the allegations against him. The client obtained a default decree of annulment in November, 2015. Child custody is not addressed in the decree of annulment. The client is unsure what type of legal or physical custody he’d like to request and would prefer to speak to an attorney prior to making a decision. This is a referral from the ABA Military Pro Bono Project.