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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Nevada on
Q: Can a nevada DA in family court file a direct file in child neglect case if I was a victim of dv and skip 72hr hearing

For child removal and go right to assigning lawyer than trial and not allow I or my children's father to speak at not one court hearing except trial for 432.nrs in nv and now approve my lawyer to quit and not assign me any counsel and I fight this on my own.

Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
answered on May 15, 2023

Laws can vary depending on your jurisdiction, so it's important to consult with a legal professional who can provide advice based on the specific laws in your area. Based on my experience as an Ohio Attorney, whether you are a victim of DV is separate from the issue of whether or not a DA can... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Domestic Violence for Nevada on
Q: Why do I have to pay child support if I take care of my children I get them everything they need but I can't see them.

He is abusive and won't let me see my children but I provide everything and he doesn't buy them anything because I have already provided it. So why do I still have to pay child support

Bonnie M Lonardo
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Bonnie M Lonardo
answered on Mar 20, 2023

Parent's have a responsibility to take care of their children's basic needs, such as housing, food, clothing, entertainment, transportation, etc Child support payments are ordered from the court as a way for parent's to meet the child's basic needs. The receiving parent does... View 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 Criminal Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Nevada on
Q: My ex and her mom took my cats to a shelter when I wasn't home because my gf and I got in a fight. I lived here; crime?

My ex and I got into a fight when my ex was mad at me that I decided to come home to use the bathroom before a new job. She thought I was going to be late. When I went to leave, she followed me to my car. She damaged my property. She hit my car window with her hand she kicked my car. She grabbed my... View More

Bonnie M Lonardo
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Bonnie M Lonardo
answered on Nov 22, 2021

Hello,

I am so sorry you are going through this. These situations are never easy. Unfortunately, our firm practices family law and it seems like you may need to find an attorney who can assist you with a domestic abuse case.

I wish you all the best.

-Bonnie Lonardo, ESQ.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Nevada on
Q: If I told my spouse that I have had an addiction to meth, is that considered domestic violence?

My wife filed a TPO because I informed her that I would use meth off and on for the past two years. She’s claiming that my behavior was a threat to her and our kids safety and that constitutes domestic violence acts against her and our two daughters. Is she right? I know I did wrong, but I told... View More

Bonnie M Lonardo
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Bonnie M Lonardo
answered on Nov 15, 2021

Under the Nevada Statues, the following are acts that constitute Domestic Violence - an addiction to meth is not included in this list.

battery; assault; forcing or threatening force to compel someone to do something they have a right to refuse; sexual assault; harassing behaviors, such as...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Nevada on
Q: Ok kids resident state is nevada Temp custody inndomestic case was filed And no new custody order has been filed sense

And no new custody order has been filed sense so as I understand those temporary custody orders have rained in effectSo now I have allowed the kids to go to visitation for part of the summer and I let them stay for an extended due to the Covid and now a lawsuit is being filed against me by child... View More

Bonnie M Lonardo
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Bonnie M Lonardo
answered on Dec 2, 2020

It is best to respond to the child support lawsuit with a request that child custody also be reevaluated. If child support is awarded, it will be based on how the child custody is arranged. Both the child custody and child support cases should be held in the state where the children have resided... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Nevada on
Q: I was granted temp custody in a tpo case in california. No other custody order was made and nevada became kids resident

I allowed extrnded visitation due to covid and to avoid stress on kids. Husband doesnt allow constant contact now and a child support lawsuit had been filed against me. What do i do? Do i file here in nevada or there in california?

Janice Jacovino
Janice Jacovino
answered on Nov 18, 2020

Where to file depends a few factors.

- If you already have an open case then file where you have the open case.

- If you had a prior case that decided custody then you will either need to file in that state or file to domesticate/register your prior order in the new state. Once...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Nevada on
Q: My boyfriend went to jail for a dom battery 1st,is he looking at alot of jail time for this?

He has a court date for thursday, possible he will get out that day?

Malcolm P. LaVergne
Malcolm P. LaVergne
answered on Jan 15, 2020

Yes (with restrictions), or you can bail him out before that date, unless specifically denied by a judge. He's facing 180 day in jail, but most likely probation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Nevada on
Q: Can a new Mexico Judge prevent/void an extradition to Nevada?

My husband was arrested last week in NM for a domestic violence charge that was filed by his ex-wife in 2012. He was unaware of the charge because it was sealed, therefore, was unable to address and resolve the issue. Nevada wants him extradited. Is there a way that a New Mexico judge can... View More

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Oct 27, 2019

Having a home does not make someone mom flight risk.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Nevada on
Q: Domestic violence, who should be arrested, the person who lays hands on first or the person who's defending themself?
William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on Jul 21, 2019

It could be both, none, or just the instigator. You are allowed to use force to protect yourself during an assault or to prevent an assault, BUT you must be able to justify the force you used. So, for example, you can lay hands on a person first IF it is to protect yourself from an anticipated... View 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... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Nevada on
Q: Parent request of power of attorney of an adult child due to incapacity; by drug abuse and abusive circumstances.
Malcolm P. LaVergne
Malcolm P. LaVergne
answered on Jan 28, 2019

Sounds like a guardianship question. Very high burden to obtain a guardianship over an adult. Incapacity is more than being a drug addict and general abuser.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Nevada on
Q: in Nevada, wht happens to someone who committed one domestic battery within 7 yr period & failed to complete classes?

He failed his classes and has other minor charges pending.

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answered on Apr 12, 2018

The individual is subject to his sentence terms. Was there a suspended sentence? If not, the individual is subject to the Court's contempt power (up to $500 in fines and up to 25 days in jail).

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Nevada on
Q: What is the statue of limitations for a domestic violence misdemeanor case in the state of Nevada

What is the statue of limitations in the state of Nevada for gross misdemeanor domestic violence case

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answered on Apr 12, 2018

One year.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Nevada on
Q: In a domestic violence situation can they make the spouse talk if she isn’t wanting to go forward with the case?
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answered on Apr 12, 2018

They ("the Court") can subpoena her to trial. If she is properly served and fails to appear they can hold her in contempt for not appearing or they can issue a "material witness warrant" for her arrest. Yes, they can arrest her and hold her until she testifies. However, I do... View More

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