A Spanish speaking client, needs assistance enforcing a visitation order for her sister. Per current court order the adverse party was to take their two children ages 7 and 9 to visit with the client’s sister once a week for three hours. Applicant’s sister is residing in a health and rehabilitation center and requires total care for most of her activities. Due to applicants sisters medical progressions it has been difficult for her to go out of the facility. The children have been living with the adverse party since 2008 and last saw their mother on February 2017.
Case Number: 2018-000211
Case Number: 2018-000555
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: 2018-000520
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: 2018-000915
A Spanish speaking client, needs assistance with a custody matter. He and his ex-girlfriend separated in 2016 after a 3-year relationship when he left due to the physical and verbal abuse. He never reported the abuse because he was embarrassed. Their two children, ages, 4 and 1, live the adverse party. The client last saw the children on November 2017. The adverse party does not allow him to visit with the children. He’s requesting joint legal and joint physical custody.
Case Number: 2018-000896
A Spanish speaking client, needs assistance with a custody matter. He and his ex-girlfriend separated in 2015 after a 6-year relationship. Their 5-year old child lives with the adverse party here in Las Vegas. The applicant recently moved to Las Vegas to be able to see their son. The adverse party has moved states several times and does not allow the applicant to see their child. The applicant wants to obtain a custody order to be able to constantly see his child. He requests joint legal custody and visitation 2-3 days a week.
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: 2015-004992
Divorce case with both parties represented and headed to a settlement conference in May. Wife is the pro bono client and husband is represented by counsel. Wife and husband were married for over 20 years, but separated in 2012. Wife filed Complaint for Divorce in 2015. Soon after the husband deployed with the military. There was a hearing establishing temporary orders regarding custody and child support for their two minor children for the duration of the deployment. Wife alleges husband has not paid the amount wife was entitled to under the temporary orders for child support. Husband returned from deployment. Neither own any real property. Neither possess any personal property of any significant value. Wife wants child support arrearages and a QDRO for his retirement.
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: 2018-002000
A Spanish-speaking client, needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. She and her husband married in 2010 and separated in 2017. Their two children, ages 1 and 8, live with her visit with dad on the weekends. She requests sole legal and primary physical custody. She wants them to keep their own cars. There are no other assets or debts.
Case Number: 2018-001648
Client needs help with a divorce. She and her husband married in 2007 and separated in 2010. They have no assets or debts together. The adverse party is believed to be living in India.
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: 2018-002101
Applicant needs assistance establishing custody of her son. She and her ex-boyfriend separated in 2014 after a 2-year relationship. Their son, age 4, lives with the client. The adverse party last saw their son in January. The adverse party has been in and out of mental institutions. The client is requesting sole legal custody and primary physical custody. She would like supervised visitation for the adverse party.
Case Number: 2018-002092
A client and her mother want to get guardianship of her two nieces, ages 3 and 2. They are the maternal aunt and maternal grandmother. The children have lived with them since 2006. When the biological mother left the children and did not return. They are seeking guardianship to properly care for the children and to continue providing a loving environment. One of the father’s is currently incarcerated and the mother cannot care for the children. The other father is unknown. The clients don’t know if the parents will challenge the guardianship.
Case Number: 2018-002213
A client with a disability needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. She and her husband married in 2004 and separated in 2017. They have guardianship of their 11-year old granddaughter since 2013. She requests sole custody. The granddaughter last saw the adverse party in March. She would like for each to keep their own credit card debts. There is a marital home and the adverse party signed a quit claim deed. They have other assets to divide. She is also requesting spousal support. The client was involved in a car accident and had to undergo several surgeries and lost her job.
Case Number: 2018-002516
A client with a disability needs assistance with a divorce matter. She and her husband married in 1987 and separated in 2009 when the adverse party left the home. They have no assets or debts together. She has his last-known address.
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.
Case Number: 2018-002020
Client needs help with an ongoing divorce matter. He and his wife married in 1980 and separated in 2017. The client lives out of state in Minnesota and the adverse party resides here in Las Vegas, NV. The adverse party previously filed for a joint petition and did not list a home. A few days later she filed a divorce complaint and listed the home. The joint petition was revoked, but the divorce complaint is still pending. The client states that the home was purchased prior to him dating the adverse party. They have no minor children together. There are several vehicles to divide and the adverse party has a retirement account. There are no debts.