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1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and Landlord - Tenant for Nevada on
Q: I'm looking for a lawyer that takes cases on pro bono

I'm 68 yrs. old with cancer and going through a stem cell transplant and have paid my rent on time or the past 10 yrs. My landlord has given me to 7/31 to vacate the property. I have no violation I've been off work since last February due to cancer and no money coming in but my SSD which... Read more »

Dara Joy Goldsmith
Dara Joy Goldsmith
answered on Jun 25, 2022

You should contact Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Southern Nevada Senior Law Program, or Nevada Legal Services for placement. They are all Pro Bono service providers who qualify clients, have staff attorneys, as well as place cases with private attorneys. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Nevada on
Q: My husband had an affair. We've been back and forth on getting a divorce or trying to work it out.

If we do get divorced, he wants to file online for it's cheaper, faster, and easier. But I would have to agree to all his terms he has set out. He wants to keep our house so our kids can stay with him most of the time while I find a 2 bd apartment but claims we share 50/50 custody. He also... Read more »

Bonnie M Lonardo
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Bonnie M Lonardo
answered on Jun 20, 2022

Based on your description of your husband's request, It appears that your husband is looking to get Primary Physical custody of the children in exchange for taking all the marital debt.

I cannot counsel you on what is best for you and your family, but can tell you that the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Nevada on
Q: My wife has filed for divorce. We were married in 2012. We have been separated about 75% of that time. No children

No property together. I retired prior to us getting married. I'm not employed and she wants spousal support and my retirement. We have been living apart for the past 3-4 years. We were married in Las Vegas(where I live) and she lives in Ohio. Is she entitled?

Bonnie M Lonardo
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Bonnie M Lonardo
answered on Jun 15, 2022

She should not be entitled to your retirement as it was earned prior to your marriage. However, the income you receive from the retirement monthly may be used to calculate your total income in order to calculate spousal support amount.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Nevada on
Q: I opened a child support case in California when my child was an infant. The father moved to Chicago. I closed the case

prior to obtaining a child support court order. My daughter is now an adult. Can I reopen case and receive back child support?

Bonnie M Lonardo
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Bonnie M Lonardo
answered on Jun 15, 2022

It appears that since the child reached majority without any child support order in place, from either the family court or the district attorney child support division, you waived the right as you intentionally relinquished your right to child support by closing the support case.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Nevada on
Q: I’m trying to find a attorney that can help with suing my landlord for destroying my Tiny home

Hello my ex landlord evicted me then refused to allow me to retrieve my property which was a tiny home that I was building and residing in along with other personal belongings and tools and materials. He has since destroyed the tiny home and everything else. I can only sue for $10000 in small... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 8, 2022

A Nevada attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for four weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal and the frustration in finding an attorney. It's no guarantee, but one option at this point could be to explore legal aid services or pro bono attorneys. Good luck

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Nevada on
Q: Hello, I am applying for Green Card w/Form I-130 & I-485 & I-864. Do I need also 245(i) w/Penalty $1,000?

I was brought to the US by my parents illegally, w/o inspection or Visa in 1989 when I was 3 yrs old. I have been in this country ever since. I am now under DACA and have a Work Permit.I am applying for Green Card w/Form I-130 & I-486 & I-864 as my Spouse of 4 years is a US Citizen.

Roland Godfrey Ottley
Roland Godfrey Ottley PRO label
answered on Jun 5, 2022

Well,, if you in fact you entered the United States without inspection as a minor along with your mother, then you would not be able to obtain your green card. Unless there's some waiver that you may be able to take advantage of. In addition, unless you have been grandfathered under 245(i),... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Landlord - Tenant for Nevada on
Q: I am cleaning and fixing a house and exchange for low rent, I donated two cars that weren't running and now being evicte

At the house I am staying in I made an agreement with a person who manages the property for the owner, Hey agreement was that I would fix up the house and clean the property while I'm living here for a low rent, about the cars too this person many times and they've even mentioned about... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 2, 2022

A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. At this point, you could reach out to local attorneys to discuss. A landlord-tenant attorney would probably be in the best position to advise about eviction. In terms of the cars, you already included Criminal Law for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Nevada on
Q: My ex and I divorced in September of last year. He moved 20 hours away. He is moving back. How will this impact custody?

My ex moved to be closer to his mom (she's his source of income). He's currently having mental health issues. He has talked about dating Jesus, seeing and hearing god, shooting demons, my oldest having a demonic name (she goes by a chosen name), and demons "attaching" themselves... Read more »

Bonnie M Lonardo
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Bonnie M Lonardo
answered on Jun 1, 2022

It appears from your message that you have reason for concern regarding his visitations with the kids. I am not certain what type of visitation dad has but you might want to consider filing a motion for modification of custody yourself if you are planning on keeping the kids away from him. This... Read more »

Q: I need to file an appeal on an administrative hearing decision with the NV State Board of Massage Therapy.

I asked what the process was for an appeal and was told I could appeal using NRS233B.130. What type of lawyer do I need?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 28, 2022

A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. You could reach out to attorneys who handle government/administrative law (which you've already chosen), education law, professional license/certificate matters, civil litigation, and probably a few other... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Nevada on
Q: My uncle recently passed I am the only living next of kin, how do I find out if he had a will.

He had a wife who passed yes before him, she had children but not his. He has a home but I don’t know how to get access which is probably where the will is.

Jonathan Craig Reed
Jonathan Craig Reed
answered on May 17, 2022

A person having an original Will (not just a photocopy) is required by law to file it within 10 days after the Will writer dies. This is not strictly enforced. Some people are slow to file a Will or begin probate. However, you can search for filed Wills by name on the Clark County Court website.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Nevada on
Q: My home was just feeds over to me quit claim and my mother was in a loan modification , do I need to qualify for this ?
Michael E. Smith Sr.
Michael E. Smith Sr.
answered on May 13, 2022

Your question as written does not make sense. You might think it through and try again with more details. Otherwise, you could consult with a Nevada attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Nevada on
Q: I need case law that its against Nevada state law to name two Nonprofit LLCs as Beneficiaries after being Revoked.

Case law to support my argument.

Michael E. Smith Sr.
Michael E. Smith Sr.
answered on May 13, 2022

There's not enough information here to understand and answer your question. You may want to add more details and resubmit your question, or contact a Nevada attorney for help.

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Nevada on
Q: In Nevada, if quitclaim deed (adding spouse) does not specify JTWROS, is it assumed right of survivorship?

Spouse dies, does deed transfer upon presentation of death certificate?

Delwyn E. Webber
Delwyn E. Webber
answered on May 12, 2022

No, it is not assumed, and even if it was JTWROS, presentation of the death certificate is not sufficient.

You should consult with an attorney, as there are a few things to consider before it can be determined how best get the house transferred.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Nevada on
Q: can i sue for not having hot water or heat for 5 months from a gas leak in my apartment? plus more

Please let me explain. I have lived in this apartment in Henderson, NV for a year now. Approx 10 months ago I was having breathing problems (only inside the apartment) and documented it. 5 months ago I figured out there was a natural gas leak and the gas company shut the gas off at that time. The... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 11, 2022

A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Your question straddles two separate categories and I could only speak about the personal injury aspects. You mention that your breathing problems are documented. If you mean by medical records, those could be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Nevada on
Q: In Nevada, when determining the estate value, does that include the house that is going to surviving spouse?

Deed was joint with right of survivorship

Kirk Kaplan
Kirk Kaplan
answered on May 11, 2022

Probate is about clearing title of the name of the deceased from property the deceased owned individually - not with someone else like Joint tenancy WROS, so the answer is no.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Nevada on
Q: I need a lawyer that knows about filing appeals Under NRS233B.130 on an Administrative Hearing What type of lawyer?

What type of lawyer do I need?

Kevin Christopher Murphy
Kevin Christopher Murphy
answered on May 11, 2022

You want an Admin. Law attorney but we are unable to assist you at this time, so you can call your local County Bar Association (Clark County, etc.) and secure a referral to qualified legal representation. However, I wanted to caution that you are required to file within 30 days of the adverse... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Nevada on
Q: My husband and his ex fling have joint custody through mutual agreement, however the ex and I are the ones who agreed on

this and I have him more than his dad because my husband works out of state. We have been doing this arrangement for a year now, and just today she told me she is keeping their son on Sunday (which is the day we always switch off) because of Mother's Day and she still wants him back the... Read more »

Bonnie M Lonardo
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Bonnie M Lonardo
answered on May 10, 2022

Since it appears from your question that there is no legal custody order in place, Mom has the right to keep her son if she chooses without legal repercussions. I suggest that Dad file for custody and get a legally binding order in place for his custody rights and avoid any future issues like... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Nevada on
Q: Hello my ex and I broke up in 2014 I moved to Texas and she stayed in Nevada. Well I’n 2015 she had me served with

Custody order wanting sole custody. Well I wasn’t able to make it to court so judge gave her sole custody and I have no rights or visitation. But in 2016 I moved back to Nevada to be in my daughters life. I’ve been around my daughter for almost 5 and half years. I’ve taken her places bought... Read more »

Bonnie M Lonardo
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Bonnie M Lonardo
answered on May 10, 2022

I believe strongly in retaining counsel whenever you have a legal matter regarding custody of children. These cases can get very complicated and you are fighting for the most important and fundamental right as a parent. It should be handled by an experienced attorney to get you the best possible... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Nevada on
Q: How to I get a copy of certificate that show that my name was legally changed during naturalization?

I just need an Affidavit signed by court saying her name was modified; changes from Jingle Melton to Cloe Melton.

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on May 9, 2022

You will have to file a form N-565, pay $555, and wait. The current processing times can exceed 11.5 months. For more information, go to www.uscis.gov or schedule an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Nevada on
Q: disabled rights in nv. and found out estate sold all no reports
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 9, 2022

A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a month. The issues of the question are not fully clear. There's no guarantee every question here is picked up, but you could add a few categories and repost. That might improve your chances of an attorney in the relevant... Read more »

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