Case Number: 2021-021964 (Urgent)

This is an appeal from a denial of a Motion for Review and Modification of Child Support and Respondent is seeking representation. The parties share joint legal custody of their minor child. Respondent has primary physical custody. Appellant had been ordered to pay child support. In June of 2020, the Washoe County District Attorney filed a notice of intent to enforce child support and Appellant sought to modify the amount of support based on his changed financial circumstances. The Motion for Review and Modification was denied and Appellant filed a Notice of Appeal on March 31, 2021. Appellant filed a Pro Per Brief on May 3, 2021 and Respondent attempted to file an Answer on July 9, 2021 but the court returned it unfiled. On July 19, 2021, the court determined that the appointment of pro bono counsel to represent both appellant and respondent would assist this court in reviewing this appeal.

Case Number: 2021-031746

A 55-year-old woman with a disability is seeking assistance with a divorce because she believes the opposing party does not want to be married. They never really had contact with each other since they were married in 2006. The parties have no children and there are no domestic violence issues. The parties have no community property or debts. She resides in Las Vegas and she is unsure about opposing party’s residency as the last known address he has is Southern Desert Correctional Facility. She has no criminal history. She stated the opposing party was convicted of murder in 1997 when he was a 14-year-old and was released from prison in 2014. This individual is in need of an attorney to assist her in filing for divorce.

Case Number: 2021-032682 (Pending Placement)

The father of a 2-year-old is seeking assistance obtaining joint custody of the son. He is on the minor’s birth certificate and both parties reside in Las Vegas. There are no domestic violence or child protective service issues. Opposing party was the one who broke off the relationship. He has no criminal history and opposing party’s criminal history is unknown. Opposing party has filed for custody asking for sole legal custody and primary physical custody, applicant was served on October 30, 2021, and no answer has been filed. At this time, he needs assistance asserting his rights and desires in the custody case.