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: 2017-002084
Spanish speaking mother, a victim of domestic violence, needs assistance with a divorce, custody, and support matter. The parties married in September, 2012 and separated in September, 2016 due to domestic violence. In April, 2017 adverse party threatened client and told her she’d suffer consequences if she moved forward with divorce. The parties started arguing and adverse party grabbed applicant by the neck. She tried to fight back and scratched him on the nose. Client is seeking sole legal and sole physical custody of their three young children due to adverse party’s abuse of her and his abusive treatment of her children from another marriage. She also believes he is using drugs and would like him to have supervised visitation. They have no property or debt to divide.
Case Number: 2017-003714
Spanish speaking domestic violence victim needs assistance with an OPEN divorce and support matter. The parties married in 2014 and separated in June 2017. The client was physically and emotionally abused by her husband, who at one time tried to strangle her. In June, 2017, adverse party came home drunk. He hit and pushed client. She fell to the ground and hit her head; she went to the emergency room and has photos of bruises. In July, 2017 the court granted her a TPO and it was extended until February, 2018. Client lives with her 17 year old daughter from a previous relationship. There is debt to divide and client would like to request spousal support. Adverse party also has a retirement account. He recently retained an attorney who has been contacting the client to try and settle the case. There is a Case Management Conference on October 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm in Department G.
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: 2017-004354
Mother, a victim of domestic violence, needs assistance with a custody and support matter. Parties separated in May, 2017 due to father’s drug use and domestic violence. He choked her in front of their three children, ages 7, 4, and 3. He last saw the children in June, 2017. She is seeking sole legal and sole physical custody as well as relocation.
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: 2017-005881
Mother, a victim of domestic violence, needs URGENT assistance with a custody matter. Mom has lived with 3-year old child in California since 2014 when she fled Nevada due to Dad’s domestic abuse. Dad followed them to CA and continued to harass Mom. He had minimal contact with child from 2014 – 2015. Around October 2016, Dad showed more interested in co-parenting so Mom allowed him more liberal visitation including overnights/weekends. In February 2017, Mom and Dad agreed child would visit Dad for a week. Mom thought Dad lived in CA. Dad avoided Mom’s calls and then told her he was not returning child. Eventually, she found out child was in Las Vegas. In March 2016, Mom filed a custody case in CA and got an Order for DA’s child abduction office to assist in locating and serving Dad. It’s unclear if Dad was served. In April 2017 Mom told Dad she would drop Child Support if she could visit child in Las Vegas. During visit, it became clear Dad wouldn’t let Mom take child back to CA, so Mom drove off with the child. Dad followed her back to CA, broke into her home, grabbed child, threw her into a car and sped off. Police caught up with him and forced him to return the child. Criminal kidnapping charges are pending against him in California and Mom got a 3 year protection order against him. In June, 2017, Dad hired an attorney and filed a custody case in NV. Dad claims child lived in NV since October, 2016 with Mom’s consent. Courts have determined NV has jurisdiction, however Mom was not able to participate in jurisdiction hearing due to procedural issues. Mom’s CA Legal Aid attorney is willing to help NV attorney get up to speed on case. Mom is seeking sole legal and sole physical custody. Adverse party is seeking joint legal and primary physical custody. There is a Motion Hearing, CMC, and Return from Mediation Hearing on October 25, 2017 at 9:30 am in Dept. B.