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: 2018-001132
Case Number: 2018-004228 (Pending Placement)
A Spanish-speaking client needs assistance with a divorce matter. He and his wife were married in June 2014 and currently still reside together. Wife has only been in the United States for 1 year. Client petitioned for wife and she has a 2 year conditional card. Client is the sole provider for adverse party. There are no debts or assets to divide.
Case Number: 2018-007212
Client is Brazilian who moved to US recently. Domestic violence included threats, emotional, brought his gun out and put it to his own head threatening to kill himself, sexual, opening a prostitute online account for her, sending a sex video of her to her ex-husband. There are no children of the relationship. Client had temporarily lived in a women’s shelter to escape the abuse before moving in with a friend. There is no property or debt to divide and the client is not seeking any ongoing support. Husband has already filed a case seeking an annulment based on his allegation that he discovered that she is engaging in prostitution. Client denies this and seeks a divorce instead as she is concurrently pursuing a Violence Against Women Act claim to achieve legal status in the US and needs a divorce rather than an annulment. A Legal Aid staff attorney is her immigration counsel.
Case Number: 2019-000068
Applicant seeks a divorce. Parties separated since 2012. Applicant describes domestic violence of using children, yelling, screaming, emotional abuse. There is one child of the union, 9 years old. Child resides with the applicant in LV. Adverse party resides in LV. Applicant requests Joint/Joint custody with visits for other party. No Community property. No Community Debt. No spousal Support request.
Case Number: 2019-000918 (Pending Placement)
Parties have been married since 2000, separated in December 2018 due to too much fighting. No evidence of violence. There are two teenaged children.Children reside with applicant in Mesquite, and the other party resides Arizona.
Case Number: 2019-000900
Parties have been married for over ten years and separated last year because the husband’s parents were very picky and called their children ugly so applicant no longer wanted to live with them. No evidence of violence. There are two children under ten, from the union. The children reside with the applicant in Las Vegas and the husband resides in Colorado. Applicant seeks Sole/Sole custody with visits for father during summer or when he can come to visit them in NV. There is an active case pending. There are two cars that are community property, and a small amount of community debt. Applicant seeks spousal support. There are no retirement benefits to divide. Opposing party is represented.
Case Number: 2019-001132
Married parties have been physically separated for about a year and a half. Client seeks a divorce and custody of the one young child. Previously had lived together for about 4 years but separated due to domestic violence. The client alleges physical, verbal, and emotional abuse. Both parties reside in Las Vegas and the child resides with his mother, the opposing party. Applicant is seeking Joint/Joint legal/physical custody. Opposing party is withholding the child and will not allow the client to see his child.