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1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Nevada on
Q: Can you sue an administrator of a probate because you were never notified of the death. They sold house.

Washoe County, dad's house prior to meeting stepmom,. 3 adult step brothers and stepmom all move in, dad died, later stepmom died and 1 by 1 step brothers die. I am the daughter that grew up in that house long before dad meet these people. I was never notified of any deaths except my... Read more »

Kirk Kaplan
Kirk Kaplan
answered on Oct 6, 2022

I am so sorry to read what you father did to you. I suspect, but do not know for sure, you have no cause of action against the administrator. Other colleagues of mine may think differently. Here is what I think happened: Your father placed your step-mother on title as joint tenants with rights of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Divorce and Family Law for Nevada on
Q: Can I claim our son on my taxes, who in our decree is supposed to be claimed by my ex husband?

My ex husband and I have been divorced a few years. We share 4 children. In our decree we each claim 2 of our children on our taxes. I have primary custody and he has visitations. This year our oldest son has stopped his visitations with my ex husband. He has solely lived with me since the first... Read more »

Bonnie M Lonardo
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Bonnie M Lonardo
answered on Sep 30, 2022

Generally speaking the parent who has primary custody claims the children on taxes UNLESS it has either been agreed or Ordered otherwise in the Decree.

If your Decree states that the father is to claim 2 of the kids then its best to follow the Decree to avoid being in contempt.

If...
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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: Can I sue my girlfriend? My girlfriend went to on mormon mission on 2016 and asked me if I could helped her.

So I obliged to her request. However, it's not a mission, she moved in with her bf. I was paying for food and rent, knowing shes doing good in church. Moved forward, I was still supported up until September 1, 2022, cuz I found out that shes been cheating on me all this time. Also, I found out... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 28, 2022

You can probably sue her in small claims but I doubt many lawyers will be interested due to the amount in controversy. Most likely more trouble than it’s worth.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Nevada on
Q: If my child support was cancelled by the mother in a district court back in 2012 how can they still be taking

I have court papers from the district court saying it was cancelled. Also signed by the mother.but my checks are still garnished etc.

Janice Jacovino
Janice Jacovino
answered on Sep 21, 2022

The answer to the questions would depend on the what the court papers said.

Did it include past child support, current support, judgements, ect?

Also, while a mother could waive current/ongoing and past child support due to her for the child, she can not waive an amount due to the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Nevada on
Q: can i use the words sofi consortium with\out permission from the SoFi stadium
Erik Špila
Erik Špila
answered on Sep 21, 2022

The purpose of trademark is to distinguish the goods or services of trademark owner from goods or services of other subjects. With this in mind you will need to establish if the using of your words in business does not infringe the rights of other IP owners. I recommend contacting... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Nevada on
Q: How can I leave Nevada with my son and not have it jeopardize me? My marriage has turned toxic and it’s not safe for me.

I want to leave because I have no family or support here

Janice Jacovino
Janice Jacovino
answered on Sep 12, 2022

To legally leave the state with the child you should file for divorce and include an emergency motion to relocate.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Nevada on
Q: My husband & I have agreed to file for divorce. Can we file for JOINT PETITION? Even if he resides outside of the US?

Part of the Joint Petition is a Secondary Petitioner's Verification which requires for notarization. How do we go about this? I live in Las Vegas but he lives in the Philippines.

Janice Jacovino
Janice Jacovino
answered on Sep 12, 2022

Yes, as long as you satisfy the residency requirement then you can file your Joint Petition in Nevada. For his verification/notary/ apostille- he can do this in Philippines.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Nevada on
Q: My husband & I have agreed to file for divorce. Can we file for JOINT PETITION? Even if he resides outside of the US?

Part of the Joint Petition is a Secondary Petitioner's Verification which requires for notarization. How do we go about this? I live in Las Vegas but he lives in the Philippines.

Bonnie M Lonardo
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Bonnie M Lonardo
answered on Sep 12, 2022

As long as one of the parties has lived in Nevada for at least 6 weeks prior to the filing of the Joint Petition and has established residency in Nevada, you can file the JP in Nevada. the JP can be notarized in the Philippines and filed with the court here in Nevada.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Nevada on
Q: My wife wants to divorce and initiated separation. I agreed to leave home. Do I have to split mortgage/bills?

I agreed to leave the house because I have family here and she would've had to get an apartment. I also hoped she would come around to considering counseling first. She is adamant on divorce but wants to split all of the bills even though she's leaving there alone now. We are both on the... Read more »

Bonnie M Lonardo
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Bonnie M Lonardo
answered on Sep 8, 2022

The general rule is that while the parties are going thru the divorce process, they must maintain the status quo. This means that the mortgage and marital financial obligations such as bills, credit card payments, etc., must continue to be paid in the same manner and by the same party that was... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Nevada on
Q: What happens when a lawyer writes up an agreement between two parties. An one party get her part of the agreement an

She don't follow thru with her part.her part is nevada an his part is florida

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 6, 2022

The aggrieved Party may want to file suit for Breach of Contract in the Jurisdiction where the Contract says, or where the breach occurred.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Nevada on
Q: is it good if i change attorneys if the case its being going on for over 1 year?

my attorney changed my case manager twice . the firts case manager was fired , she didnt hep me at all, all the things she had to do ,didnt do. so 5 months went the drain then and there. the new case manager had to start all over again. this new manager was helpful until one point stopped calling... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 3, 2022

A Nevada attorney could advise best but your question remains open for three weeks. It wouldn't be fair to you or your attorney for anyone here to pass judgment on the file without the chance to closely review it. The decision to change attorneys is yours to freely make, but it is safe to say... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Legal Malpractice for Nevada on
Q: My lawyer and judge are friends and I asked my lawyer about an appeal in a cp domestic violence case and she quit.

My lawyer was very rude tryed to coerce me into pleading in family court and quit when I asked about an appeal because I never got 72hr hearing for child removal in Las vegas 89115

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Sep 3, 2022

What you describe would not be a legal malpractice case.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Nevada on
Q: I’m looking for NRS 159A form to file with the court , to contest termination of guardianship .

What form do I file to contest termination of guardianship ?

Bonnie M Lonardo
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Bonnie M Lonardo
answered on Aug 30, 2022

You might try looking at the Family Law Self Help Center website.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Q: My mom was admitted to St Mary's Hospital in Reno, Nevada for acute liver failure where she was denied any dialysis and

Died 23 days later after kidneys failed. Do I have a case?

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Aug 28, 2022

Medical malpractice means that a doctor violated the standard of care. A bad outcome is not enough. Another doctor would be needed to evaluate what the doctors did.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Nevada on
Q: my name is Jennie and I'm trying to get a divorce from a man that's married to another woman at the same time as me
Bonnie M Lonardo
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Bonnie M Lonardo
answered on Aug 11, 2022

Having more than one husband or wife at the same time is considered Bigamy and is outlawed in most states, including Nevada.

Therefore the second marriage will automatically be void and have no legal significance.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Nevada on
Q: Is the judge likely to rule based on the CPS report?

I have an existing child custody agreement but after my sons december visit to his dads he came home and told me he was sexually abused buy his father 4 times. I filed a motion to modify custody and filed a police report. The judge ordered a CPS investigation and has the findings. I was told by CPS... Read more »

Janice Jacovino
Janice Jacovino
answered on Aug 5, 2022

You can file a Motion to Modify Custody and explain to the court why you kept your son and ask the court to change custody to you as dad is assaulting the child. However, you want to be sure the sexual assault has been substantiated or the court is unlikely to change custody without some other... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Nevada on
Q: Is there something I can do to get primary so the kids can stay together? Or no because daughter was sent here.

I’m primary of son (16)in Nevada ex is primary of daughter(13) in Idaho. Idaho has jurisdiction. Court custody is alternate summers holiday no child support. Split medical cost 2019 court date she didnt get primary of son back no substantial change. She asked if I would take daughter because... Read more »

Janice Jacovino
Janice Jacovino
answered on Aug 5, 2022

You should consult an Idaho attorney. From a Nevada attorneys' perspective and with the limited information above, you can file in court asking for primary custody if you have had primary custody ( even if it was voluntary given to you) as this can be seen as a substantial change assuming... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Nevada on
Q: I want to buy husband out of house during divorce and he is fighting me.

My husband says he wants house sold and doesn't want me to buy him out because he doesn't want me to have it. Can he force me to sell if I want to buy him out?

Janice Jacovino
Janice Jacovino
answered on Aug 5, 2022

If you can not agree on what happens to the house and you ask the court to decided then the court will normally allow the party who wants to retain the home time to refinance and pay the other party their share of the equity in the house.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Nevada on
Q: Do I need to be "friends" with my ex-husband/child's father on social media? Could this affect custody terms?

I am in the process of divorce and no custody agreements have been set. I do not want him as a friend to post or comment on my Facebook. But I can still use Messenger to let him video chat our child. Will this risk even joint custody?

Janice Jacovino
Janice Jacovino
answered on Aug 5, 2022

You can choose who to allow on your social media, but you should be very careful what you post especially during a divorce proceeding.

Nevada prefers joint custody and uses best interest of the child factors when deciding custody. These factors include coparenting, cooperate and fostering...
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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for Nevada on
Q: Can I get in big trouble for watching anime on an illegal site?

The site I used was 9anime.id. Im just a kid and I dont want to go to jail so I came here to ask about this. The show I was gonna watch was spy x family its really good.

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on Aug 1, 2022

Yes you can. do not do i.t

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