Case Number: 2017-002282

A 7-year old boy came into DFS care with three siblings in September, 2015 when their natural father burned one of the sibling’s hands on the gas stove. Neither parent took the child for medical attention. The parents are reportedly working their case plans. The parents currently reside in California but they intend to move back to Nevada. This client is placed in a foster home with one sibling and the other two siblings are placed together in a separate foster home. All siblings were previously represented by a CAP attorney, however a conflict of interests arouse between the siblings and the attorney had to withdraw. Each child will now need their own attorney. This client would like to return to his parents’ care. He needs an attorney to represent his wishes regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place. There is a TPR Trial on June 30, 2017 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

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: 2017-002410

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.