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: 2017-004501
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: 2017-004744
Mother needs assistance with a divorce, custody, and support matter. Parties married in August, 2014 and separated in May, 2016. Father of children is currently incarcerated awaiting trial for murder and kidnapping. Client had past drug abuse issues and her children were removed by CPS. She stopped using drugs and completed her case plan so her children were returned to her care. CPS closed their case in May, 2017. She is currently on probation for burglary charges that occurred while she was using drugs. Client is seeking sole legal and sole physical custody of her children. There is no property or debt to divide.
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: 2017-004354
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: 2017-005210
Father is seeking assistance with a divorce and custody matter. Parties married in 2013 and separated in 2016. They have two biological children together. He has also raised his stepdaughter from the age of 3. The children have lived with client since the separation. He is seeking joint legal and joint physical custody of all three children with no overnights for her when she works at night. Both biological children were born prior to marriage but he is on the birth certificates. They have cars and debts to divide.
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: 2017-005317
Mother battling cancer needs assistance with a divorce matter. They married in March, 2015. Husband left the marriage in June, 2017 due to irreconcilable difference. She is a part time student and had to move in with her parents after husband left. She has a daughter from a previous marriage. He was the sole provider for her and her daughter. Her husband hired an attorney who has been calling client to sign off on a joint petition. As of this writing (10/4/17) a divorce complaint has not yet been filed. She would like to request spousal support.