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Q: I have a lawsuit in district court where the defendant failed to respond timely and I won default judgement

I have gotten a default judgement and after I did the defendant got a attorney and claims that because of his schedule he wasn’t able to respond on time. My default judgement was a clerks default judgement but since I didn’t have a actual some ie putting 3 things I was suing for for over... Read more »

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Q: How do you state an objection, after a deposition is done, to attorney conduct that took place during the deposition.

During the deposition, the attorney objected to an unrepresented witness' medical needs that required the use of an assistant to turn pages in records the witness brought to the deposition. The witness had previously notified the deposing attorney that he would need such help. The attorney... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Family Law and Federal Crimes for Nevada on
Q: I found out that if a Trustee had property in the trust ,other members (me),were to be told so they (me) could buy.

I am disabled and I think the trustee sold everything and took-off, except the home I live in.I pay the property tax and it is still listed as in the name of the trust.I was then threatened (twice) our family had property in 3 states, life insurance,stock antiques..Then 1 family member I thought I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: If my spouse is sued in Nevada am I liable

Following a car accident

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 18, 2022

A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It's always possible in every case, but the other side would need to demonstrate that their damages exceed the limits of your policy. Unless the coverage is very bare bones with policy limits at the statutory... Read more »

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.

Q: I need to file an appeal on an administrative hearing decision with the NV State Board of Massage Therapy.

I asked what the process was for an appeal and was told I could appeal using NRS233B.130. What type of lawyer do I need?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 28, 2022

A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. You could reach out to attorneys who handle government/administrative law (which you've already chosen), education law, professional license/certificate matters, civil litigation, and probably a few other... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: I’ve been divorced for about almost two years. Me and my ex bought a house together.

I’ve been divorced for about almost two years. Me and my ex bought a house together and she was ordered to sell or refinance within a year. She has done neither. If she sold then the profits were to be split equally. Do to the pandemic I wasn’t sure if I could have force her out in the first... Read more »

Bonnie M Lonardo
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Bonnie M Lonardo
answered on Apr 4, 2022

If the divorce decree stated that the equity of the house was to be evenly divided, she must follow the court order. Failure to do so would be contempt of court and you can file a motion with the court forcing her to abide by the decree.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: If my girlfriend finances a car in her name and we break up, am I still responsible for the payments ?
Bonnie M Lonardo
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Bonnie M Lonardo
answered on Mar 8, 2022

as you are not married, and the car is in your girlfriend's name only, you should not be responsible for it if you should break up.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Nevada on
Q: Do I have to show identification to an police officer if i wasnt involved in a crime an didnt commit a crime?

I was illegaly detained an imprisoned by hotel security for a crime someone else did an I wasnt around the crime occured had no knowledge of the crime. Just for being an acquintance to the individual.

Malik Waqar Ahmad
Malik Waqar Ahmad
answered on Jan 11, 2022

It is your duty to fully cooperate with any lawful demand of the police officer. However, it is his job to determine the probable cause. The probable cause is a legal word which means he has justified reasons that you are invovled or had committed or violated a law. For instance, police cannot stop... Read more »

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Q: Can you go after an ex spouse for money you put towards an old house when I received nothing on closing of the house
Malik Waqar Ahmad
Malik Waqar Ahmad
answered on Jan 11, 2022

If you were not on the escrow papers, title of the home, you would get nothing. However, you always have a private cause of action as breach of contract but be prepared to face an uphill battle.

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Q: My car was towed for not having current registration on 2/19/2021 from a condo unit of which I am a resident.

I have an appt with the DMV on 4/27/2021. The tow yard will not release the vehicle without a moving permit. The DMV will not issue a temp moving permit without insurance, smog cert...etc. I can’t get a smog without the vehicle, can’t get the vehicle without a moving permit and can’t get a... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 26, 2021

see if you can get an earlier DMV appointment--if you can't call your state rep and state senator immediately. Do you have insurance? that's a start. If not, get it. Who had the tow truck tow it? The tow company is responsible--file a complaint with whoever licenses them. Towing is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: Can parties to a post nuptial stipulate to the state of jurisdiction. I.E. both reside in Nevada, but one or both move '

one or both move to Calif. and / or Oregon?

Bonnie M Lonardo
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Bonnie M Lonardo
answered on Dec 15, 2020

Post-nuptial agreements are recognized in all 50 states, regardless of where they were originally drafted and filed. However, many laws vary state to state, therefore, if a matter included in the post-nuptial agreement was pertinent to the laws in the state in which it was filed, that matter may... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Nevada on
Q: Can my business partner change ownership percentage without my knowledge?

I have K1s stating my percentage ownership. Is K1s good enough to establish percentage of ownership?

Tri Minh Nguyen
Tri Minh Nguyen
answered on Apr 13, 2020

Good question. Usually, a business partner can't change your ownership percentage in a partnership or company without your permission or unless you have given the partner some sort of right to do so. There are tax implications associated with that change (especially if you are in a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: I lent my bird to someone temporarily and she won't give himback. I don't want cash, I just want him back. Whatcan I do?

The officer that was involved with the civil standby during the attempt said this is a civil matter and not criminal. I don't want cash compensation. Can a judge make a ruling, forcing her to return my bird?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 30, 2020

Try reposting under Animal/Dog Law. There's no guarantee that all posts are answered, but the attorneys in that category would have the best insight into such a matter. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: Can I be held responsible for damage to my neighbors unit?

I live in a Common Interest Community; and have been accused of putting materials [such a paint, drywall, construction materials, etc...] down the drain. There was damage to their bathroom with this stuff coming up out of their drain. The plumbing is shared between mine and the neighboring unit. I... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 20, 2019

I'm sorry for your difficult situation. You could ask to see the report and conclusions of the plumber whose determination is used to establish liability. If those findings are against you, you could consider the option of contacting a plumber of your own for a second opinion. If some sort of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: Summary Judgement is not a decision to be taken lightly (by a court). is ther a case law that suppoerts this?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 12, 2019

Look at summary judgment in terms of what it means, and you'll realize on its face that it is a decision not to be taken lightly. When a party files a motion for summary judgment, they ask the court to reach a conclusion about the issue without trial. Under Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Copyright, Civil Litigation and Communications Law for Nevada on
Q: Is it illegal to post an ad on a dating app of an ex saying this person uses drugs and lies to manipulate people.

The photo from that person’s dating profile would be used in this hypothetical. The statements are true.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Aug 24, 2019

Yes, it is illegal--at least in the sense of possibly being defamatory, which is actionable in most if not all states. However, truth is usually an absolute defense in most if not all states too. Practically speaking, no lawyer would ever advise any client to go online in a public forum to do what... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Domestic Violence for Nevada on
Q: Is there a process whereby I can be accompanied by a peace officer in case to prevent violence by a third party involved

First party is my daughter diagnosed with incapaciting mental condition, possibly coerced by a pimp drug user

Arnab Kumar Banerjee
Arnab Kumar Banerjee
answered on Jan 29, 2019

there is a thing called Nevada protection order . it is actually an order by which the applicant can use power of court t require a third party to do or not to do something. you should apply for this order in order to protect your daughter. follow this link to apply or understand... Read more »

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Q: I left my power saw in the back of my pickup. I took it to a dealer for service and the saw was missing when I picked

the truck up the saw was missing is the dealer responsible or am I?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 4, 2018

It could depend on additional facts, one of which would be whether they had a policy or disclaimer regarding property left in vehicles.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: What is hotel security protocol and are they liable for damages in a shooting?

This concerns the hotel mass shooting oct 1 2017

Someone said

Service elevators are not protected by law. That’s a company policy and the only reason they are called service elevators is because they are generally larger in size, able to carry a heavier load, and keep the public... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jul 19, 2018

If anyone is sued by MGM grand I'll be happy to give them a free consult.

As to the question, status of elevators is not relevant.

Hotel security guards and management liable if they don't take appropriate steps. If the person is violent they are not required to put their...
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