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: 2016-005038
Case Number: 2017-005015
Spanish speaking mother needs assistance with a custody and support matter. Parties were together for 11 years and recently separated due to domestic violence. She has been physically and verbally abused and is receiving counseling at a domestic violence shelter. Adverse party has threatened to take the children. In addition to abusing the client, the adverse party insults the children and drives recklessly with them in the car. Their children are 8, 9, and 11. Client is seeking joint legal and primary physical custody.
Case Number: 2017-005349
Spanish speaking mother, a victim of domestic violence, needs assistance with a divorce, custody, and support matter. Parties married in 2005 and separated in July, 2017 when their 15 year old daughter reported sexual abuse by father. He has been sexually abusing daughter for years. They also have a 10 year old son. Mother and children left the home and father took all the money and rented out the marital home. There is warrant for his arrest for criminal charges resulting from the sexual abuse. He is currently on the run. Client and children are living with friends but would like to move back into the marital home. They have community property and debt to divide. She is seeking sole legal and sole physical custody of children. She is also seeking spousal support.
Case Number: 2017-005354
Mother, a victim of domestic violence, needs assistance with a divorce, custody, and support matter. The parties married in 2010 and separated in September, 2017 when client’s daughter from a previous relationship told mother that adverse party was sexually abusing her. Client reported abuse to CPS and police and there are criminal charges pending against adverse party. He is currently in jail. Mother also requested a TPO and there is an extension hearing this month. Mother and her four children are currently living with family. She is seeking sole legal and sole physical custody of their three young children, ages 3, 5, and 6. There is no property or debt to divide. Adverse party was the sole provider and she has no income aside from food stamps.
Case Number: 2017-005446
Mom, a victim of domestic violence, needs help with a custody matter. Both parties are deaf and need ASL interpreter. Dad was convicted of domestic violence in 2012 and is trying to use child against Mom due to her recent legal issues. Mom was incarcerated earlier this year because she couldn’t afford to pay for classes that were part of her probation. She is trying to get her life together. She is living with her former foster mother who helps her care for her child. Temporary orders give Mom joint legal custody and primary physical custody. Dad lives in Florida, and has had no contact with child for 4 years prior to finding out Mom was incarcerated earlier this year. At that time he came to Nevada and filed custody action. Child is 6 years old. Dad is seeking joint legal and primary physical custody. Mom is seeking joint legal and primary physical custody. Mom says Dad has drug issue and no stability. She also states that child is scared of him because he hasn’t spent much time with her. There is a Trial on March 22, 2018 at 9:30 am in Dept. I. Calendar Call is February 21, 2018 at 9:00 am.
Case Number: 2017-005237
Dad needs help with a divorce, custody and support matter. Parties married in 2004 and separated in September, 2017 when Mom left due to their financial issues. Mom filed for divorce. He states she was emotionally abusive to him and their son. Their 10 year old child has lived with Dad since the separation and Mom has not been providing any financial support. Child was seeing Mom weekly until recently when he told Dad that he does not want to visit with Mom because Mom yells at him, pinches him, and hits him. Dad filed a motion for temporary sole physical custody and the hearing is set for January. Dad says that child also told his school counselors about the physical and emotional abuse. Dad does not want to force child to see Mom due to what he reported. He requested a TPO but it was denied. Mom works and Dad doesn’t work due to an accident that left him with severe physical injuries. Mom’s family is trying to evict client from his home however he has a valid lease and is current on his mortgage payment. He was sent to the Self Help Center to respond to eviction. They have community property and community debt to divide. Dad would also like spousal support. There is a Return Hearing & Motion Hearing on January 4, 2018 at 11:00 am and a CMC on February 1, 2018 at 3:30 pm in Department G.
Case Number: 2017-000381
Victim of domestic violence needs assistance with a divorce matter. Parties married in April, 2010 and separated in 2016. He kicked her out of the house, hired an attorney and filed a complaint for divorce. He abused her physically, verbally and financially during the marriage. She states that adverse party owns a sushi restaurant but the restaurant is under his mother’s name. She is seeking a portion of the business as well as spousal support. She is currently living with a friend until she can get on her feet.
Case Number: 2017-002375
Husband, a victim of domestic violence who suffers from a disability, needs assistance with a divorce matter. The parties married in December, 2014 and separated in March, 2017 because the adverse party continued to physically abuse the client. She has a domestic violence charge and was ordered to complete DV classes. They have no children and no property or debt to divide. Client tried to file his own divorce but case was recently dismissed due to lack of activity.