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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Nevada on
Q: Laws on broken ratchet straps and falling loads?

Accident caused by falling dryer due to broken ratchet strap

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 1, 2019

In virtually any jurisdiction, the owner/operator of the vehicle from which the dryer fell would be liable for accidents caused by the dryer and its debris trail. In the event of strap/ratchet failure due to defect (and not ordinary wear and tear that should have been recognized by riggers or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Nevada on
Q: Is it better with Fiancee visa or Spouse visa? Which one is faster?


I want to apply for a fiance visa and got some questions.

We have been good friends before I left to US and then we became our relationship. We have been together for 5 years now and I just became a citizen and we met for the first time about a week ago. We couldn't meet because... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Nov 26, 2019

Its best to work with a lawyer who will maximize your chances of a successful application. Some of us are very affordable.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Nevada on
Q: How can I cancel after the 5th day?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 24, 2019

It looks like part of your question may have gotten left off when you posted. You could try posting again. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Real Estate Law for Nevada on
Q: one of the judge mental I filed one 5 years ago put a lien on my house I bought two years ago. How do I get rid of it?

I purchased my home 2 years ago. I filed chapter 7 5 years ago. One of the judgements I filed on has put a lien on my home I purchased years after my bankruptcy and now it’s holding up the sale of my house. How do I get rid of it?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 23, 2019

Provide the judgment creditor proof that the debt was discharged in bankruptcy.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Nevada on
Q: Husband died in May. Estate is in probate. I paid his car loan off and sold the car. Do I get my money invested back?

I am Administrator of his estate. Lawyer says car money will be split with husband's two children and myself. Do I get money back that I invested into his vehicle before splitting funds with kids?

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Nov 23, 2019

You should discuss this with your probate attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Nevada on
Q: How do I go about separating from my boyfriend when we own a home together ?

We recently bought a house and there are 3 of us on the title. Myself, my boyfriend and my mother. But only myself and the boyfriend are on the loan.

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Nov 22, 2019

Owning property and being in a relationship where you aren't married are two different things. If you all own the house legally and there hasn't been any violence, it's doubtful that any one person can force another to move out.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Nevada on
Q: What is the maximum penalty by Nevada law forNRS 848D 230
Patricia Warnock
Patricia Warnock answered on Nov 20, 2019

Thar is an invalid NRS code. Additionally, fines vary by jurisdiction

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Nevada on
Q: I was previously married and did all the paperwork for my ex wife. Am i entitled to a copy because i want to marry again

I went to every office for immigration paid for it and i have no idea about the paperwork and i want to ask the lawyer for a copy but dont want to tip off my ex wife so she doesnt try to stall my new marriage. She is also and immigrant with a work visa and i dont even know if it will be a problem.... Read more »

Sheri A Benchetrit
Sheri A Benchetrit answered on Nov 11, 2019

You can do a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the I 130 and for any documents that you signed, but you will not be entitled to a copy of the documents she signed, such as the I 485, Application for Employment Authorization or Application for Advanced Parole, as those belong to her.

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Real Estate Law for Nevada on
Q: Should I get an attorney to purchase a new construction home with a major home builder in a new subdivision in Nevada?

I know that the the company has a standard contract that they will not change. I also know that the builder has a very good consumer affairs rating. The state where I currently live requires an attorney for real estate deals, but Nevada does not. I do not know if it will change anything to have an... Read more »

Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo answered on Nov 7, 2019

If you feel confident in putting your entire trust and faith in the person on the other side of the deal, that then becomes a personal decision on your part. Also, is the builder being represented by an attorney?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Nevada on
Q: I was injured in an accident involving a minor w/o a driver's license. I have learned he didnt have permission to drive

What are the laws relating to minors driving w/o permission, causing an accident, with over $40k in medical bills?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 6, 2019

You should get advice--and the services--of an attorney with the Nevada Trial Lawyers Assn in the county where the wreck happened--they give free consults. I'm assuming it's their fault--if its your fault, the fact that he wasn't licensed etc doesn't mean you collect if it's your fault.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Nevada on
Q: Im i allowed to pass a big rig 10mph faster then the speed limit?

Got a speeding ticket for passing a triple trailer truck at 80mph in a 70mph zone

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 30, 2019

People must drive within the posted speed limit. Do millions of people do what you describe? Yes, because no one wants to linger for very long in a narrow slot between a large rig at highway speed and a concrete median. Your question remains open for a week - consider consulting a Nevada traffic... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Nevada on
Q: I'm 17 and i was punched on the 26th of October, which was my birthday, am i able to charge the person who punched me?

I know where he works, he is also much older than me probably mid 20's

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Oct 29, 2019

Yes. Report the incident to the police. The police will investigate and will make the determination to file charges or not. Make the report. Even if they don't lay charges there will be a record with police that he was investigated that may be relevent some day.

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... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 27, 2019

Having a home does not make someone mom flight risk.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Nevada on
Q: had crneotomy 2006. tumor in 3rd. ventrical. contract contingent on not using certain cards did use card not suppose to

because of no short term memory

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 22, 2019

It's a little difficult to understand exactly what your question might be. From the limited description, it appears you underwent a craniotomy and currently suffer from impaired memory function and it affects what you do under a contract?? I'm not sure. I'm very sorry for the hardship this must... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Nevada on
Q: Can a realtor choose to stop representing you in the middle of a transaction?

My realtor served as my selling realtor and buying realtor. As a result of poor representation on the sale of my home, I am having to send him a demand letter in order to be compensated for monies lost through the sale transaction. I am asking that the realtor compensate me through a credit back on... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Oct 22, 2019

You raise an interesting question; and if these interesting facts involved a lawyer--as opposed to a Realtor who is not a lawyer--the answer would be very clear: Sending a demand letter of the nature you describe to any lawyer would immediately cause a fatal conflict of interest that would require... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Nevada on
Q: I own a computer repair shop in Nevada, I have systems that have sat in dust waiting for pickup. What can I do?

I have attempted to call customers and contact customers, property varies having sat for 60 days to over a year. It's currently taking up space that we could be using for other purpose and most customers do not provide any address, only a phone number and name as we're a small town shop.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 20, 2019

A Nevada attorney would really need to address your concerns because the solution might involve state or city laws governing bailments. But your question remains open for two weeks. Although this is frustrating for you and people should be more considerate about your limited space, you could look... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Nevada on
Q: My sister has sold my deceased mothers house and is excluding me in probate and won’t give my share what can I do
Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Oct 19, 2019

Much more information is needed to give you any advice on this. For the best results you should schedule an appointment with a probate lawyer in the vicinity of where the probate of your mother's estate is being handled.

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 Civil... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Nevada on
Q: I received my 797c from with approval for processing. I'm a student adjusting status. Can I quit school at this time ?

I currently have an F1 Visa and I'm attending school . My studies end in November/December but I'm relocating to another state. I've been married for 1 yr but We recently submitted for adjustment of status and got the I797 forms ..approved for processing . Can I quit school at this time with out... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Oct 9, 2019

You will not fall out of status when you quit school if your I-485 application is pending. It shouldn’t matter if you quit or not. We recommend that you keep the designated school official apprised of your plans.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Nevada on
Q: Can someone who is homeless exist independently without becoming a criminal ?

So being homeless is a crime ?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 2, 2019

Are you serious? Just because a person is homeless, they will invariably become criminals??

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