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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Nevada on
Q: Should I settle for the 1st amount offered for an accident if I don't feel right about it?

I was rear ended as a passenger at a traffic light. I now have major back problems. There were 3 others in the vehicle but it appears I was injured the worse. Since I was not going to the doctor on a regular basis, my attorney wants me to settle for $5K in which I will only receive about $2.5K. My... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 23, 2020

A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It's difficult for an attorney to advise on a file site unseen, and in particular, one where the claimant is already represented. As a general matter, it doesn't mean a great deal for an offer to be the first... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Nevada on
Q: I never had a lawyer on my case and filed an appeal with my adress on it why haven’t I received any mail with the orders
Charles William Michaels
Charles William Michaels answered on Sep 21, 2020

I attempted to answer this question earlier. CALL the clerk of the appellate court, that's the first thing you should do.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Nevada on
Q: Why won’t the courts mail me any of this information as my adress is on my appeal.

How am I supposed to know what’s going on

Charles William Michaels
Charles William Michaels answered on Sep 21, 2020

First, I am not a Nevada lawyer. That being said, were you represented by an attorney in the court below? If so, and if your attorney has not yet withdrawn his/her appearance, perhaps the appellate court is sending the information to your (former) attorney. If that's the case, your (former)... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Nevada on
Q: What if he puts it under your name and receipt is uner your name

He took me to buy it and put it undername

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 15, 2020

It looks like something may have inadvertently gotten left off your question. You could try reposting. Do not include personal information. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Nevada on
Q: If a non-custodial dad is asking for the SSN of his children, is the custodial mom obligated to give it?

Shouldn't a father already have that information? Why should the mother give it to him, especially if the two have ongoing legal issues, and the mother doesn't know why he needs it? Is the mother legally obligated to give it to him without a court order? It's just more work for her.

Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Sep 14, 2020

The child’s social security number and use of it is most often a matter of legal custody. If the parents share legal custody, then both parents would need to be involved and provide their approval for any important matters in which a social security number would be necessary (i.e. decisions... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Nevada on
Q: If my executor is my 100% TOD beneficiary, can I also designate that others will receive $$ gifts from that same amount?

I want to make settling my estate a simple process for my executor. I'm thinking I will pay one beneficiary via TOD/POD transfers (my executor), then instruct him to divide what he is paid amongst two or three others. So, I guess I'm wondering...should I just choose to SPLIT my assets... Read more »

Delwyn E. Webber
Delwyn E. Webber answered on Sep 11, 2020

My suggestion would be to have TOD on all of your accounts, and split them between all of your beneficiaries in whatever percentages you desire. If all of your assets are liquid, you can avoid Probate simply by naming beneficiaries on your accounts. If you don't have TOD, then the funds... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Nevada on
Q: My ex and her daughter live with me. The daughter isn't my Biological child but i consider her my child so do they both

I would like to adopt or step I'm just not sure how to do it. Me and the mother are not romantically involved but we are best friends any help you could give would be great

Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Sep 9, 2020

Adoption would be possible only if the child’s biological father’s rights have already been terminated, or if he is willing to forfeit his parental rights. If the child’s biological father intends to keep his parental rights, then the court will not grant those rights onto additional parties.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Nevada on
Q: Applying for citizenship. Is it legal to not include a minor son that resides in a foreign country?

I am applying for naturalization. My son lives in the Philippines and I am not in good terms with his mother and she refuses to provide documentation that I need pertaining to my son. and it's delaying the process of my application. Is it okay to leave out information about my son and petition... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Sep 8, 2020

It would be best to include him. Not much info is requested, and you can always put down “unknown” for information you don’t know and explain the circumstances at the interview.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Nevada on
Q: What is the likelihood a judge will keep an old child support order for no support at a 3 year review?

So, I have primary custody of my kids. Have for 3 years...dad doesn't pay child support currently per the original order. Petitioned for a review. Whats the liklihood a judge keep the no support order in place vs awarding support to custodial parent? Non custodial parent has had a significant... Read more »

Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Sep 3, 2020

A child support modification is generally only warranted in response to a significant change in circumstance or change in custody. Specifically, when the reason for the modification is due to change in income, the court requires a 20% increase or decrease in income in order to justify the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Nevada on
Q: Warrent from hawaii. Don't pick him up in 30 days will he get out.. can he bail himself out for current charges here?
Malcolm P. LaVergne
Malcolm P. LaVergne answered on Sep 2, 2020

Yes, in state court he can apply for bail during extradition proceedings, but it's still in the judge's discretion to grant bail pending the formal extradition. I've done this successfully for clients before.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Nevada on
Q: I have 50/50 parental custody with my ex spouse she wants my son to go back to day care Monday I dont think thats a good
Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Aug 25, 2020

This situation is a matter of legal custody. While the parents may have 50/50 physical custody and spend equal physical time with the child, when it comes to this type of decision making for the child, these are aspects of legal custody. If the parents have 50/50 legal custody, then any decision... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Nevada on
Q: I need a divorce and I have a year in a half son with the person I got married to.
Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Aug 19, 2020

Since there are children involved, I would highly recommend seeking an experienced Family Law attorney to make sure your rights and interests are well represented. Once Child Custody and Child Support arrangements are ordered by the court, they can be difficult and expensive to modify. My position... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Nevada on
Q: Can timeshare put a lien on my house ,what can we do Thx

My wife an I r retired living off SS and my pension,timeshare is paid in full but we can’t afford maintenance

Thx

Michael Hales
Michael Hales answered on Aug 19, 2020

It depends on the contract, but they almost never will even if it is an option for them. Rather, they'll foreclose and take the timeshare back into their inventory should you fall behind on maintenance fees. I recommend reaching out to the timeshare company and offering to deed or return the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Nevada on
Q: I was given an citation while involved in an accident.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 17, 2020

A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If you haven't already, you could consult with a Nevada traffic ticket attorney to review the citation and determine the best course of action. If the citation is relevant to the cause of the accident in terms... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Nevada on
Q: I would like to patent a face mask idea
John B. Hudak
John B. Hudak answered on Aug 14, 2020

Consider using the find a lawyer function in Justia to look for a patent attorney. Call around and get some quotes. The patent attorney will guide you through the process.

This answer includes generalizations and there are many caveats. This answer does not form an attorney client...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Nevada on
Q: I am father of two children. Their mother is telling them I murdered someone to scary them into avoiding home visits

I am the father of two children ages 12 and 15, years old. Their mother is consistently telling my children that I murdered my stepfather which is not true. I was not born when my stepfather was murdered during 1981. I was born 1982, my two children believe their mother now they do not want to... Read more »

Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Aug 12, 2020

The matter of needing the mother’s permission to attend the type of mental health treatment your children were referred to is a matter pertaining to the legal custody arrangement in place. If you and the children’s mother share joint legal custody, then, yes, it is likely that she would need to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Nevada on
Q: Sister died with no will, divorced & deceased husband, no children, no real estate, small savings & credit card debt.

My sister passed away in Reno late June. She was divorced 18 years ago & ex is now deceased , no children, no will & a very small estate. Her bank account is less than $5,000, no safe deposit box, no real estate (she lived in an apartment with no valuables) & credit card debt of about... Read more »

Kirk Kaplan
Kirk Kaplan answered on Aug 12, 2020

The Affidavit of Small Estates should work. First, you do not file the Affidavit of Entitlement. You, not your wife, should create the Affidavit of Entitlement and present the same to the applicable bank along with a certified copy of the death certificate and identification. The bank should... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Nevada on
Q: property was sold and a new property was not put in will is the will still valid and do the requests apply

if a new property was purchassed

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Aug 11, 2020

Generally property that is not specifically devised or bequeathed in a Will is passed to the designated beneficiaries of the residuary clause of the Will. A testator's acquiring and conveying land or personal properties during his life does not void the previously made Will.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Nevada on
Q: How can I get a copy of a trust if not from the holder?
Delwyn E. Webber
Delwyn E. Webber answered on Aug 10, 2020

That would depend upon whether or not you are entitled to a copy of the Trust and/or upon who the 'holder' is. You will need to be more specific to get an answer. Try asking again, with more information.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Nevada on
Q: Can I get advance parole if I’m undocumented in order to get a green card? I don’t have daca
Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Aug 10, 2020

If you have been undocumented for more than 180 days and you have managed to file for adjustment of status, I recommend that you do not request an advance parole document. You can travel abroad once you have received your permanent resident status.

Good luck to you.

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