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Nevada Questions & Answers

Q: Can I use a dog pen as an enclosure instead of a chain link fence as required in the rules.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Landlord - Tenant for Nevada on
Answered on May 23, 2017

The landlord controls the terms. They can say no pets., They can say no pets unless they are in a stainless steel enclosure. They can say what they want. Don't like it--move.
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Q: If my father got a patent on his invention and promised me money from it but has since passed away how would I go about

1 Answer | Asked in Patents and Probate for Nevada on
Answered on May 9, 2017

I am sorry that your father passed away.

To answer your question, first see how his will distributes his possessions, including his patent. A patent is a personal property, just as a boat or a stock certificate.

Second, if according to the will you are getting the patent, then take a look if it is still maintained, i.e., see if the maintenance fees have been paid. You must have the patent number and the patent application number, and then plug the information here:...
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Q: What're the steps to starting a clothing brand?

2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Patents for Nevada on
Answered on May 9, 2017

Congratulations on starting a new venture! I hope that it is successful.

It is good to hear that you recognize that intellectual property may be important to your business, and you are interested in protecting it so early on. You are way ahead. It is always hard for me to tell clients bad news about not being able to protect their IP because they came to me too late.

The first step is to make a business plan. What are your distribution channels? Where will the clothing be...
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Q: Medical malpractice for Nevada Can a retired doctor still get sued even though he moved out of state?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Answered on Apr 24, 2017

Yes, though you may have a statute of limitations issue. Contact a member of the Nevada Justice Assn who handles medical negligence ASAP, as Nevada requires a medical opinion within that time.NJA members give free consultations.
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Q: If I borrowed a car and the car was stolen from me am I liable?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Nevada on
Answered on Apr 21, 2017

Assuming you reported it stolen, and didn't leave the keys in it, and it wasn't stolen by someone you knew, I don't believe so.
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Q: Can my wife apply for green card first and we will do her child's AOS later when she is able to work?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Nevada on
Answered on Apr 14, 2017

Yes. You may apply for the child at a later date. A child does not accumulate overstay time.
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Q: Will I be forced off disability at full retirement age 66

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Nevada on
Answered on Apr 6, 2017


If you are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance, then when you reach your full retirement age you will be switched over from Social Security Disability to Social Security Retirement. Don't stress out. It is a pretty straightforward process. If you are still worried, I recommend setting up an appointment at your local Social Security office to get further details.

Thank you for your question.

Charlie Hall
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Q: I was detained at the airport, requested asylum and later on granted.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Nevada on
Answered on Apr 5, 2017

Did you read the full question?

It says: 23. Have you EVER been arrested, cited, or detained by any law enforcement official (including any immigration official or any official of the U.S. armed forces) for any reason?

You just said that you were detained at the airport. You were probably detained by an immigration official. So the answer is yes.

The question on the I-485 is worded differently. It asks if you've ever been arrested for breaking a law. That would not...
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Q: I just wrote everything that happened to me and it disappeared. I don't have the energy left for this. A victiof assault

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Criminal Law and Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Answered on Apr 3, 2017

Contact the Nevada Civil Liberties Union--they may have a "cooperating attorney" who can figure out if you have a claim.
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Q: Hello, Mother died, I'm her only child. Do I have to go in probate?

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Nevada on
Answered on Apr 3, 2017

Assuming there is no surviving spouse or anyone else of 'higher priority' to receive, then if there are assets in her name alone that you believe you should have, then yes, you need to probate so you can get those assets.

There are also situations where you would NOT want to begin probate, such as where there are more debts than assets.

I'd strongly recommend seeking a local estate and probate attorney to review your facts with you and make a recommendation as to what you...
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Q: I filed for chapter 13 bankruptcy to save my car I got my car back,but I missed two court hearing dates my car was repos

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Nevada on
Answered on Apr 2, 2017

You should be able to however you need to do everything right with your second filing. The creditor may object to releasing the car. If you did not hire an attorney for your first case, you should absolutely hire one for a second case. You will need to file a motion to extend the automatic stay. You will need to have proof of full coverage insurance on the car with the lender listed as the loss payee. You should not be surprised if the lender objects to releasing the car especially if you...
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Q: As a creditor, can I file a reaffirmation if we (the creditor) have a lien hold or default judgement from the court?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Nevada on
Answered on Mar 30, 2017

Yes, they are voluntary contact the debtor's counsel at once. You know the best time to call is in the am, but you can check pacer reports to see if the lawyer has court hearings. Hint call them when they aren't in court. Email address of debtor's counsel is a great way and also ask them if they will communicate with you by text. Most will today with the hope to save time.
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Q: I married a US citizen, can I travel back to my country?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Nevada on
Answered on Mar 29, 2017

Tread carefully -- the return visit can open you to a charge of immigrating intent, and create problems. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney in detail.
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Q: Hi we were in a accident in July of 2016 we hired a accident lawyer to handle the case. At this point the demand letter

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Answered on Mar 11, 2017

I suggest you sit down with the attorney in person to review things. You may always change attorneys but a new attorney may have a concern about jumping in the middle of something. There are time lags in litigation, so I'm not shocked--the lawyers office is doing a not good job of advising you of this. Sometimes it is a waiting process more than anything.
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Q: Seven years ago my father (a widower) died without a will in Nevada. His estate was probated and all assets distributed.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Nevada on
Answered on Mar 10, 2017

You can always reopen the probate estate, but there may be simpler ways to deal with such a small amount. I'd suggest consulting with a Nevada probate attorney to insure you can do this as inexpensively as possible! Don't try to 'do this yourself' as you can easily burn through more than half that 4k if you take unnecessary steps!

-- This answer is offered for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney/client relationship.

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Q: Guidelines for Confidential Settlement ...

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Libel & Slander and Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Answered on Mar 7, 2017

PTSD isn't usually worth much.Injuries to growth plates could be. Contact a member of the Nv Trial Lawyers Assn --they give free consults.
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Q: Husband signs a lease agreement, wife did not sign. Husband dies, is the wife bound to the contract?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Nevada on
Answered on Feb 25, 2017

If he signed a lease for your residence, that could be different from a business property lease, but the ordinary rule is that contractual obligations are personal and do not extend to a non-signatory spouse.
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Q: I was left 3 separate parcels of land with a few other people. Do they have to buy me out or do I have to forfeit it.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Nevada on
Answered on Feb 19, 2017

Five options: 1) Buy out the others; 2) get them to buy you out; 3) file a partition suit to force a sale or a compromise buyout; 4) stop paying taxes and eventually the taxing authority will seize the properties for back taxes (possibly leaving a shortfall that each of you will still owe); or 5) maintain status quo. Talk to an experienced local real estate lawyer for advice on your specific situation. Good luck.
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Q: Wrongfully death lawsuit .onelawyer and 4 individual.the terms on the contract weren't agreeable to I walk out.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Nevada on
Answered on Feb 16, 2017

Get a consult with another lawyer. Either you have your own lawyer then or that lawyer will tell you it wasn't as misleading as you think.
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Q: If I publish a story to a magazine, do they just have rights to the story, or are any concepts or characters theirs too?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Nevada on
Answered on Feb 8, 2017

Copyright applies to the "work" -- the story -- not ideas. Characters can be protected by trademarks, like Mickey Mouse. Unless you give away your rights to the characters, the magazine cannot use them without your permission in another story or any publication simply as a result of owning the copyright in your story.
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