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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Nevada on
Q: how much does a patent cost to file?
Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Apr 4, 2020


You need to pay $785, when filing a regular patent application. The fees include filing fee, search fee and utility fee.

However, there are some discounts, and many additional surcharges, so depending on circumstances, the actual fee that you need to pay to the Patent Office...
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2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Nevada on
Q: My husband passed away in June 2019. His cousin passed 27 hours prior and named him as a beneficiary of her trust.

My husband and I have pour over wills as part of our trust. What steps are needed to recieve his inheritance? Do I have to open a probate case as executor of his will? This inheritance will be over $150,000.00

Jonathan Craig Reed
Jonathan Craig Reed answered on Mar 31, 2020

Some Trusts and Wills provide that a beneficiary must survive the writer of the Trust or Will by a certain number of days to receive the inheritance. However, if the cousin's trust lacks such a provision, your husband's gift under the cousin's trust goes to his estate. The successor trustee of the... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Nevada on
Q: I haven't paid taxes in a while and looking to clear everything up. How do you do that?
D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Mar 31, 2020

Find any tax documents you have in your possession.

Order Wage & Income and account transcripts from the IRS.

Draft and file the missing returns. Ask for forgiveness on any penalties.

Setup a payment plan for the amounts owed, if any.

May want to hire a...
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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

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Nevada on
Q: I got a request for roe for i485. They’re requesting my tax return can I send an amended return with that?

I filed single cause I didn’t know you could file married but filing separately. I’m going to send an amended return along with the transcript. Would that be an issue?

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Mar 25, 2020

Should be no issue. They want to see what your income was for the most recent tax year.

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Q: I was misdiagnosed by an ER. They said i had pleurisy when i had actually had a massive heart attack.

i suffered and got worse for months until a doctor finally figured out, from the ER's EKG that I had a heart attack, and major blockage. Do I have a negligence or malpractice case?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 22, 2020

You could possibly have one. An attorney couldn't offer a definitive answer based on these brief facts alone. But what you describe is the legal theory of "failure to diagnose." As a starting point, you could contact a Nevada medical malpractice attorney to discuss the matter in further detail. If... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Nevada on
Q: What is the best form of deed to use to transfer real property to a trust?

My wife and I live in California and own two investment properties (single family homes) in Nevada. We recently set up a California Trust. We would like to transfer the Nevada properties to the trust. I have read from a variety of what appear to be reputable sources that use of a quitclaim deed... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Mar 17, 2020

Another important consideration is whether or not you have title insurance on those properties. My best advice would be for you to take your existing deeds and your title insurance policies to a real estate attorney for review and to prepare the deed into your trust. Another really good option... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Juvenile Law and Social Security for Nevada on
Q: Can a parent with no parental rights refuse to give you your SSN and birth certificate?

I live in California

Scott F Bocchio
Scott F Bocchio answered on Mar 17, 2020

Even if they refuse you can go to a local SS Office or order a birth certificate online or visit your local City Hall in the town you were born in.

Hope this helps.


Attorney Scott F. Bocchio

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Nevada on
Q: Can a parole officer violate you for not having an address
Malcolm P. LaVergne
Malcolm P. LaVergne answered on Mar 6, 2020

Yes. Of course. It's very basic that you must maintain an address (and register) while you are on parole. Your probation officer must be able to get in touch with you.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Nevada on
Q: I am a USC and my wife is a LPR, we would like to know if my daughter (age 4) is eligible to get her US passport?

I petitioned for her and entered the US as a LPR last year.

Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb answered on Mar 6, 2020

Based on the brief information you shared, it seems that she would be eligible for a passport. That said, you should contact an experienced immigration attorney to provide further information and discuss.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Law and Consumer Law for Nevada on
Q: Can we use words such as depositor, CD, Money Market with an investment account if we aren't a bank?

Can w use words such as depositor, CD, Money Market with an investment account if we aren't a bank? Our service. this investment account is very similar to a savings account in that you put your money in and you can take it out with very short notice, and you get a fixed return. It is an alternate... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Mar 3, 2020

The last time I looked, the unauthorized use of any of the financial terms you asked about, as well as many other banking, financial and investment terms, is prohibited in every state of the United States. It this were not the case you would see hundreds of thousands of small businesses offering... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Nevada on
Q: Firearms ownership. Would I be a prohibited person with a misdemeanor conviction (non DV)?

Hello, I was arrested for Assault/ Deadly Weapon, which was amended to Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct, in 2010. It is non DV related. The conviction carries a possible maximum sentence of 6 months. Would I be banned from firearm ownership due to the initial charge of ADW, even though it was amended... Read more »

Malcolm P. LaVergne
Malcolm P. LaVergne answered on Mar 3, 2020

This type of conviction is not an automatic bar to prohibiting you from possessing firearms, but you should get a Nevada attorney to seal your prior criminal record. And always fully disclose if you are asked about prior arrests/convictions of certain types when you apply for a firearm permit or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law for Nevada on
Q: If I buy ads to promote a widely published stock analysis after I purchase the stock, is that market manipulation?

If I'm a stock investor and I read articles about XYZ stock being under valued by 20%, I like the reasoning so I decide to buy the stock. After buying the stock I want to share this article with other traders so I buy "native" ads on news publications to share the article wide and far with other... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Feb 27, 2020

You appear to have missed the area of most vulnerability. Rather than worrying about being charged with market manipulation if I were you I would worry more about incoming flak the owners of the copyrights on the articles you are planning to copy without permission and use them to make money.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Nevada on
Q: I’m going to be filing for my n-400 for naturalization but got a speeding ticket 2weeks ago. Can I still file?

Do I have to disclose this in my N-400?

I went to LVticket authority to be taken care of.

My fine is around $150 for going 5 miles over

My problem is they moved the court date to May. Should I wait after the court day before filing or I should be fine?

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Feb 20, 2020

You can file the FORM N-400 with USCIS if you can fulfill all of the requirements for naturalization.

The traffic violation must be disclosed in the application for naturalization. You also will have to eventually disclose the disposition of the violation.

Good luck to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Nevada on
Q: What are general liability limits in NV for a convienent store/gas

Like auto policies there's a minimal amount you have to carry what are the amounts for general liability

Say a customer slips and falls, is there a starting amount and / or is there caps on policies or do they rate the claim based on damages soley

In short I wanted to know policy... Read more »

Adam Williams
Adam Williams answered on Feb 15, 2020

It all depends on your case. Would you be able to elaborate here?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Nevada on
Q: I need some advice regarding personal injury payout dates that keep getting pushed away. What can i do as the payee?

I was injured on this mans property and he asked me not to bring lawyers into the matter. He agreed to pay me 12,500$ next he has a lawyer contacting me...

Adam Williams
Adam Williams answered on Feb 15, 2020

You should counteract by bringing your own lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Nevada on
Q: Can I sue a Grad school, for what and how much? Can I do it just to get their name out there?

They are hiding from and trying to bury truth.

Kevin Christopher Murphy
Kevin Christopher Murphy answered on Feb 14, 2020

Your question on this forum provides evidence that you may be attempting to file a frivolous lawsuit. More facts are needed and there are numerous Causes of Action that would form the basis of a claim against an educational institution, graduate school or otherwise.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Nevada on
Q: I have a friend who is in prison. He has charges in AK. Can he some how run them concurrently?
Malcolm P. LaVergne
Malcolm P. LaVergne answered on Feb 13, 2020

Possibly, but he better get an AK lawyer right away to see if the case in AK can be resolved and start running concurrently.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Nevada on
Q: I have a green card. My husband is a US citizen. I want to bring my 13 yr old daughter to the US. What form do I use?

Does her father biological father need to be involved?

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Feb 13, 2020

Either you or your spouse can file the relative petition , FORM I-130, with USCIS to commence the process to obtain the immigrant visa for your child.

An experienced immigration attorney can explain the advantages of filing as a resident or a U.S. citizen.

Good luck to you.

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