Client seeks representation in a divorce matter. The parties have a 13 year old son and custody and property division are contested. The parties’ Settlement Conference on June 10, 2020 did not result in a resolution. Opposing party is Pro Se and client’s prior pro bono attorney filed a Notice to Withdraw. Client is afraid to go to trial against opposing party without counsel due to violations of the TPO she had against him. She further states no discovery has been propounded by either side. Client just wants to be safe and to move on.
Case Number: 2020-003883
Case Number: 2020-003396
Client seeks representation for custody modification to sole/primary. The parties have a 3 year old daughter and the opposing party (OP) is on daughter’s birth certificate. Although there have been DV and CPS issues in the past, the CPS file has been closed. The parties separated due to OP’s drug usage and propensity for violence. Client states she has proof of DV by OP. The parties are Las Vegas residents and this is an open case in District Court.
Case Number: 2020-018546
Client is a victim of domestic violence and needs assistance with a child custody matter. This is a high risk referral from Safe Nest. The parties have one child together, age 9 months. Client wants sole custody in order to keep her and the baby safe. Opposing party (OP) was arrested for DV and child neglect and a criminal case is pending. Client had a TPO against OP that expired on December 24, 2020.
Case Number: 2020-020235
Client seeks modification of custody and child support. Client would like representation for an evidentiary hearing scheduled for April 5, 2021 to decide his petition to modify. He wants to spend one more day per week with his children and obtain a commensurate reduction in child support.
Case Number: 2020-017039
Client seeks assistance for child custody matter. There is an active case pending since 2019 and the parties have a temporary custody order in place. Client and opposing party (OP) share joint legal and physical custody of both minors. The parties have gone to family mediation but cannot agree on custody terms.
Client states she has DV history w/ OP. She further states OP has CPS history involving the children due to his leaving them in the home of strangers. Client states the children don’t feel comfortable being in OP’s care, which is why she requests sole/primary custody w/ visitation. Client’s previous pro bono attorney had to withdraw in October 2020. OP is represented by counsel. An evidentiary hearing is set for May, 2021.
Case Number: 2021-002074
Client needs assistance with obtaining a custody, visitation and support order. She wants sole physical and legal custody of the parties’ 6 year old son. Client has been the sole care giver for several years. The opposing party (OP) has had virtually no contact with the child for over 3 years. Client states OP was also arrested for trespassing and drug possession. Client wants to ensure orders are in place in case OP wishes to re-establish contact.
Case Number: 2020-00801
Client seeks representation for a custody matter. The opposing party (OP) has filed a Petition for Custody even though he was arrested and incarcerated for domestic violence against Client. CPS removed the children (ages 1 and 3) in 2018. After Client met all of her goals with DFS, the children were reunited with her and the Dependency case was closed. However, when she requested child support, OP filed for custody. He has limited supervised visits at present, is not involved in child rearing and does not provide support. Client merely seeks to protect both herself and her young children from him.
Case Number: 2021-006366
Client seeks representation in an open custody matter. She filed in November 2020 and is having trouble serving the opposing party (OP). Client states OP has an extensive criminal background including possession of meth, conspiracy to commit burglary, grand larceny, trafficking and possession to sell, all between 2000 and 2016. The parties’ child is 4 years old and lives with Client in Las Vegas. She requests sole/primary custody with supervised visitation because OP has a history of drug use, criminal background, and he has lost his other children in previous DFS matter. She further states OP lives in an unsafe environment. Client states she has no CPS or DV history.
Case Number: 2021-002430
Client seeks representation for a pending divorce. She filed in February, 2021 and the opposing party (OP) has not responded to the complaint. Client has been married to OP since 1996. They have no community property or debt and there are no retirement benefits. She is not requesting spousal support. There are no minor children in the marriage and no DV history. Client is 55 years old and an immigrant from the Middle East. She is having great difficulty trying to navigate the Family Court and needs help. The divorce is likely uncontested considering the lack of any substantive legal disputes. She just wants a fresh start free of OP.
Case Number: 2021-004078
Client seeks representation with a custody matter. She would like sole legal/physical custody of her 6 month old son, as well as child support. Both parties are on the minor’s birth certificate. Client states the opposing party (OP) does not support them financially and has major anger issues, making her feel threatened and afraid for herself and the baby. Both parties are residents of Las Vegas. Client has no criminal history, but OP’s criminal history is unknown. There are no open District Court cases. However, Client has opened a child support case.
Case Number: 2021-004181
Client requests assistance with a divorce. He is 70 years old and states he was diagnosed with dementia in 2018. His family states he is in the early stages. The parties have been married for 13 years, there are no minor children and there is some property and debt to equitably distribute. Client states that in October 2020, the opposing party (OP) put him up in a 1 bedroom apartment, took all of his money and valuables, and left town. He would like representation in obtaining a divorce, an equitable share of the marital assets and alimony. He states she earns over 100K per year, while he survives only on 1500 per month in Social Security.
Case Number: 2021-006377
Client is seeking representation with a non-pending custody matter. Client wants sole legal/ sole physical custody with no visitation for their two minor girls ages 5 and 7. The opposing party (OP) is currently awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty for molesting both minors. Client is afraid of allowing the minors around OP for any reason or for any duration. There are no pending cases at this time. Client needs an attorney to help her obtain the orders she needs to protect her daughters.
Case Number: 2021-004108
Client seeks representation with a divorce. He filed both a divorce and custody complaint, but both were deemed non-conforming documents. He is unable to file on his own.
The parties were married in 2001, and separated in January 2021. The only significant community property is the marital home. They have no retirement benefits or other assets. Community debt includes chapter 13 BK filed in Minnesota in or around 2018. There are two minors, aged 14 and 11. Both children have been living with Client in Las Vegas.
Client seeks sole legal and physical custody of minors. He states that the opposing party (OP) suffers from severe mental health disorders, including delusions, and has been on 4 legal 2000 holds (2 in Los Angeles and 2 in Las Vegas), as well as an 11 day stay in a psychiatric hospital. OP accused Client of abusing his daughters, but CPS determined the claims are unsubstantiated (client has the documentation). Finally, client states he has been a victim of DV by OP. Client wants OP to obtain the medical help she needs, and he wants to keep his family safe.
Case Number: 2021-008780
Client seeks representation with a custody matter. Opposing party (OP) father filed a Motion for Temporary Custody and Support Orders and a hearing on the motion is set for May 10, 2021. OP is represented by counsel. Client and OP were never married and client has had physical custody of the parties’ 4 year old son his entire life. OP is requesting joint physical/ joint legal custody. Client wants sole/sole with reasonable visitation and child support. There is no history of DV.
Case Number: 2021-008913
Client requests representation on a custody modification matter. Client was married to opposing party (OP) and they have 4 sons from age 5 to 11. They divorced around 2018. Client moved to California and agreed to joint legal custody with OP having primary physical custody of the boys. The parties reconciled and Client moved back in with the family in Las Vegas several months ago. They did not remarry and the current custody order remains in effect.
Client wants to end the relationship and move out, but she wants 50-50 physical custody this time. OP is threatening to prevent her from having as much time with the boys as she has in the Decree. Client does not want to have to endure a bad relationship just to continue to be present for the children.
Case Number: 2021-009642
Client needs representation for a divorce involving domestic violence. She is a victim of multiple verbal, mental, and physical incidents. A TPO was granted March 11, 2021 and will expire April 24, 2021. TPO case #: T-21-212307-N. CPS investigation open March 11, 2021, due to the DV. The parties have been married for 4.5 years. They separated March 11, 2021 after the latest DV incident. Client states that the opposing party is abusing alcohol. The parties have one child in common, aged 2.Client has another child from a previous relationship. They are Nevada residents and currently residing with Client. Client moved with the children to a safe location after the March DV incident.
Client states that DV started October, 2018. In August, 2020, OP grabbed and squeezed client’s arm, resulting in injury. OP refused to let go after Client asked multiple times. She punched OP on the nose in self-defense. OP retaliated by punching Client in the back of the head and continued to hit Client while she was on the ground. There is very little property to divide, but lots of debt. Client seeks sole physical/ sole legal custody with supervised visitation. She is a stay at home parent and may seek some alimony. She is planning to begin an apprenticeship in April.