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: 2017-004501
Wife, who speaks primarily Chinese and has a disability, needs assistance with an OPEN legal separation matter. Parties married in 1988 and separated in 2016 when husband transitioned gender to female and moved in with another woman. There is a marital home that adverse party reportedly quit claimed to client. There are vehicles and debts to divide. The adverse party has a military pension to divide. Their only child emancipated earlier this year. Adverse party retained an attorney and filed Complaint for Separate Maintenance. Client agrees with separation as opposed to divorce because she needs medical benefits due to ongoing medical issues. Adverse party is represented by counsel.
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: 2017-005151
Spanish speaking mother needs assistance with divorce. Parties married in August, 2016 and separated in July, 2017 because husband wanted out of the relationship. She has a home that was purchased prior to marriage. She also has retirement benefits. They have no children together and no community property or debt to divide.
Case Number: 2017-005159
Senior needs assistance with a custody/guardianship matter. Client is maternal great aunt of 8-year old child. Child was abandoned by mother at birth in California. At time of abandonment, maternal grandmother and aunt were appointed co-guardians of child. Grandmother cared for child until her death in April, 2016. Child then stayed with aunt who was co-guardian. Aunt is homeless, has legal issues, and was unable to care for child. In January, 2017 CPS in California contacted client/great aunt and aunt agreed to sign over temporary guardianship to client/great aunt and granted permission for her to take child to Texas. Client moved from Texas to Nevada with child in July, 2017. The aunt’s whereabouts are currently unknown and client/great aunt has been unable to reach her. Client is seeking custody or guardianship of child. She would like to discuss options with attorney.
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: 2017-005367
Spanish speaking client needs help with a divorce matter. Parties married in September, 2007 and separated in February, 2013 when he kicked her out of the marital home. There is a home and mortgage to divide. Both parties also have retirement benefits. There are no minor children.
Case Number: 2017-005629
Mother needs assistance with a divorce, custody, and support matter. Parties married in June, 2016 and separated in September, 2017. They have two children, ages 1 and 2. In September, client’s mother was worried client might harm herself so she called police and client was admitted to mental health facility for observation. She was released after one week. She was found not to be suicidal and she was not diagnosed with mental illness. While client was in hospital, father took the children and has since given client only limited visitation at his convenience. He’s only allowing her to see them once per week. She would like joint legal and joint or primary physical custody of their children. They have no property and some debt to divide. She would like to request spousal support. She was a stay at home mom prior to their separation. She is currently working cleaning houses.
Case Number: 2017-005650
Client needs assistance with spousal support enforcement and entry of QDROs. Divorce decree provides that client should have received a lump sum spousal support award. Adverse party failed to pay the total lump sum spousal support award by deadline provided in decree. QDRO Masters is assisting client with QDRO preparation for ex-husband’s pension and deferred compensation. An attorney is needed to file a motion for determination of lump sum spousal support and reduce to judgment as well as to get the QDROs entered once completed by QDRO Masters.
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: 2017-006308
Client suffering from disability due to Multiple Sclerosis needs assistance with a divorce and support matter. Parties married in 2002 and separated in 2014. Client states husband took $90,000 out of their joint bank account when they separated in 2014. She wants her share. She states $33,000 was settlement money from an accident she had. She is living on disability payments of only $650 per month. She desperately needs the financial help. She would also like to request spousal support.
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.