Client wants a divorce. Client has been a homemaker for 25 years. Husband deposits his earnings into a both a trust as well as his business account. Before they remarried (divorced 2009- remarried 2015) he also put the house into a trust. Client has no job experience. Client would like to receive financial support.
Case Number: 2020-006969
Case Number: 2020-009834
Client is a 48 year old protected person under the guardianship of his parents. Client suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2013, resulting in the need for a guardian. His prognosis for recovery is poor. Client was married at the time of the injury. His guardians filed for divorce on his behalf, without court permission. Client received funds from a PI settlement as a result of the injury. He has no access to his funds and lacks the capacity to direct his attorney. Client’s guardianship attorney has further identified several red flags indicating possible financial exploitation by the guardians. Given the failure of the guardians or their counsel to comply with accounting and budgetary requirements, they cannot be relied upon to secure independent counsel for client to handle his divorce matter and protect his settlement funds, which he will need for medical care for the rest of his life.
Case Number: 2020-012057
Client seeks assistance with a custody matter. There are no pending cases at this time. The applicant and opposing party have 2 minors, ages 12 and 9. They were previously sharing custody pursuant to an informal agreement. However, the opposing party picked up the children on August 27th and has not returned them. According to the client, opposing party is holding them against their will. Client seeks sole custody on the basis that the opposing party is an unfit parent with unaddressed mental issues. Both minors have been chronically absent from school while in the care of the opposing party.
Case Number: 2020-011234
Client seeks a pro bono attorney for divorce and custody. There are no CPS or domestic violence issues in the legal matter. The opposing party has filed for divorce. There are currently no upcoming hearings. The client states that the reason for divorce is incompatibility. The opposing party started a new relationship while married. The parties do not live together and have been separated for 3 years. They have cooperated with an informal parenting agreement. The client seeks joint/joint custody. Division of real estate, vehicles, or joint bank accounts are not anticipated. The client wants to keep her full retirement account but does not seek alimony. The parties have one credit card; client would like to divide the debt 50/50.
Case Number: 2020-009948
Client seeks a divorce and wants sole custody of the parties’ 17-year-old daughter. The opposing party is not on the minor’s birth certificate. Client states that there are no domestic violence or child protection issues. Community property includes the parties’ vehicles. There are no community debts. The reason for the divorce is incompatibility, emotional stress and the opposing party’s lack of financial support after the parties’ separation. Parties are residents of Las Vegas. No criminal history. No current open case in District Court.
Case Number: 2020-003883
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. Client states she has a current TPO against the opposing party and that he has violated the same. She further states no discovery has been propounded by either side.
Case Number: 2020-007290
The client wants a divorce; no children. The parties have been married 31 years, separated for the last five years. The opposing party lives in Oregon, the client lives in Las Vegas, NV. The opposing party is a construction consultant/superintendent and earns up to $250,000 a year. He is currently working a job out of the country. The client states her husband does not want a divorce now. He is waiting for his current job assignment to conclude. In the meantime, the client believes he will hide his income and put assets in his girlfriend’s name. The opposing party sends the client money each month. There is no real property, and the client seeks alimony.
Case Number: 2020-003396
The applicant seeks custody modification with sole/primary. The parties have a 3 -year old daughter. The opposing party is on daughter’s birth certificate. There have been domestic violence and CPS issues; the CPS file has been closed. They separated due to the opposing party’s drug usage and propensity for violence. The applicant states that she has proof of the violence. Parties are residents of Las Vegas. A case is open in District Court.
Case Number: 2020- 012721
The client seeks assistance with a divorce and custody matter. Client and opposing party have two minor children together. The client would like joint custody. She does not seek alimony. There is one vehicle in common that client is willing to allow the opposing party to keep, and there are no community debts.
Case Number: 2020-006515
The client seeks help with a custody matter. There is no pending case. Applicant and the opposing party never lived together; they separated in 2016. The opposing party moved to Los Angeles and abandoned the client and their minor child. The minor is four years old and resides with the client in Las Vegas. The client seeks sole custody since the opposing party has taken no interest to be part of the minor’s legal/medical/education affairs. There is no DV history. The client is not capable of self represent due to the language barrier.