Domestic violence victim needs assistance with an open divorce, custody and support matter. The parties married in 2011 and they separated in February 2017 due to physical and verbal abuse. Adverse party abandoned client and child following an argument; he closed their joint bank accounts, stole client and child’s identification documents, and left them with no money to survive. Client obtained a 30-day TPO as she fears the adverse party due to his abusive behavior and because he is reportedly not taking his PTSD medication. Client was a stay at home mom but has started looking for a job. She is seeking joint legal and primary physical custody of their 8-month old baby due to father’s mental health issues. Adverse party is seeking joint legal and joint physical custody. Client is also seeking spousal support, share of husband’s military pension and to keep her vehicle. There are no court dates set at this time.
Case Number: 2017-001305
Case Number: 2017-001389
A Spanish speaking domestic violence victim needs assistance with a divorce, custody, and support matter. The parties married in 2003 and separated in February, 2017 due to a domestic violence incident. The client has been physically, sexually, and financially abused by her husband, who at one time threatened to kill her. The adverse party was convicted of domestic violence against client in 2015. The client is currently at a shelter and seeking a TPO. She is seeking sole legal and sole physical custody of their two children. She would like each to keep their own cars and there is some marital debt to divide.
Case Number: 2017-001403
A client needs assistance with an open divorce, custody, and support matter. The parties married in 1992 and separated in May of 2010 when his wife left the family home and left the children in the client’s care. Their only minor son lived with client from 2010 – 2015. He then lived with adverse party until March, 2017 and finally returned to his father’s home where he currently resides. The client would like joint legal and primary physical custody of their 16-year old son; he states their son wants to live with him. The client would like to request child support arrears. The adverse party filed a Complaint for Divorce and is seeking joint legal and primary physical custody along with child support arrears. The client is also seeking spousal support and a share of his wife’s retirement fund. He would like to keep one vehicle. There is a CMC & Motion Hearing on June 13, 2017 at 10:00 am in Dept. B.
Case Number: 2016-005038
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: 2017-002018
Victim of domestic violence is seeking assistance with a divorce and support matter. Parties married in October, 1995 and are still living together. Client suffered physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse throughout the marriage. She does not have the financial means to leave the marital home. There are no minor children. They own a house and client wants it sold so they can split the proceeds. There are also a couple vehicles and debt that needs to be divided. Client would also like to request spousal support.
Case Number: 2017-002000
Victim of domestic violence needs assistance with a divorce, custody, and support matter. Parties married for the second time in February, 2015 and separated in January, 2016 due to irreconcilable differences. They have a 9-year old child that has lived with client in Las Vegas since March, 2016. The adverse party lives in New York and last saw the child in March, 2016 but he talks the child weekly. Client is seeking joint legal and primary physical custody. There is no property or debt to divide.
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: 2017-002236
Mother, a victim of domestic violence, needs assistance with an open custody and support matter. The parties separated in August, 2016 when the adverse party left the client while she was suffering from post-partum depression. Client states she was abused verbally, emotionally and financially by adverse party which lead to additional depression. Client was recently admitted to a mental health facility after she had an anxiety attack due to some medication she was prescribed; she was later released. The adverse party took their 1-year old child on April 16th and has refused to let her see the child since. Adverse party filed a Complaint for Custody requesting joint legal and primary physical custody. Client is seeking joint legal and joint physical custody. Next Court Date: Hearing for Custody on 6/27/17 at 9:00 am in Dept. N.
Case Number: 2017-002103
Mother needs assistance with a maternity, custody, and support matter. The parties separated in January, 2016 when father took child and only allowed applicant to see child once per week. Father was using drugs and neglecting child so CPS intervened and removed the child from his care. Father is currently in jail in Texas. Mother had a CPS case plan which she completed in record time so she could be reunified with her child. Child has lived with mother since May, 2016. Mother would like sole legal and sole physical custody. She would also like to establish maternity so she can amend the child’s birth certificate to reflect her proper name. Client admitted she used a fake name on the child’s birth certificate when child was born because her parental rights were terminated to other children and she didn’t want this child taken by CPS.
Case Number: 2017-002870
70 year old senior and victim of domestic violence needs assistance with a divorce. The parties married in May, 1983. They still live together. She has a house titled in her name, which was acquired during the marriage. They both have cars in their own names. During the marriage, husband was verbally, physically, and emotionally abusive.
Case Number: 2017-002410
Mom, a domestic violence victim, needs assistance getting custody of her 1-year old child. Adverse party was verbally, physically, emotionally, and financially abusive. The parties separated on May 2, 2017 after they were both arrested for domestic violence. Upon their incarceration, the child was taken into DFS care for a few days, he was later released to Mom’s care. During a previous domestic incident, Dad carelessly threw the baby onto the sofa and pistol whipped mother leaving a three-inch laceration. Mom obtained a 30 day TPO. She is currently at a shelter with the child. Both parties have criminal pasts. Adverse party was convicted of child abuse against another child in 2003. Adverse party has an attorney. Mom requests sole legal and sole physical custody. Next Court Dates: TPO Extension June 29, 2017 at 11:00 am and Motion Hearing July 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm in Dept. S.
Case Number: 2017-003025
Mom, a domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. She and her husband married in 1998 and are still residing together. Her husband is verbally, emotionally, and financially abusive. Their child is 17 and lives with both parents. She requests joint legal and joint physical custody. She would like to have the child with her Monday through Thursday; he can have her Friday through Sunday. She requests spousal support, which will help her move. They live in a rental. She is legally blind and has difficulty completing forms.