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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Probate and Real Estate Law for Nevada on
Q: I was in contract to purchase a house in probate. The house was sold to some one else in court. I had no representation.

I was told not to come to hearing unless i objected to the sale. I thought the house was to be sold to me so i didnt go. The house was sold to some one else. I had no representation at hearing to counter offer any offers at that time. I have signed contract, sent earnst money which was cashed then... Read more »

Kirk Kaplan
Kirk Kaplan answered on May 16, 2021

The short answer to your question is: Likely not.

Sale of real property through the probate process subject to court confirmation is ALWAYS subject to overbid in the in-court auction. Your signed contract, despite the estate accepting your offer, is still considered an "offer"...
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3 Answers | Asked in Trademark for Nevada on
Q: If a trademark is "dead" on the UPSTO Tess search can you file to use it as your own?
Jason Brooks
Jason Brooks answered on May 11, 2021

A dead trademark indicates that it is available for registration yes, but you'll still have to go through the registration process which entails completing and filing a registration application and demonstrating actual use in commerce.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Nevada on
Q: Hair stylist friend fired without being told why she is being fired.

A friend of mine who is a hair stylist was recently fired from her job without being told why, she got COVID a few months back and when she returned everyone was mad at her and wanted her fired, she attempted per her boss to fix the issue and noone would talk to her, now she was given a notice is... Read more »

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on May 11, 2021

Unfortunately, employers are not required to provide a reason for termination in at-will employment states. However, if your friend suspects she was fired because she had COVID or for a discriminatory reason (i.e. based on race, sex, age, disability, or religion), then she should consult a Nevada... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Nevada on
Q: What if the child’s mother is continuously breaking the legal agreement/paperwork?

My daughters mother keeps taking her out of state without notifying me, she posts on social media that she’s drinking and I’m worried about my child’s safety. They’re in an unfamiliar area and if she’s intoxicated I don’t want her to be driving my kid around drunk. I’m too far away to... Read more »

Timothy Carignan
Timothy Carignan answered on May 9, 2021

She can get in trouble for denying you your court-approved visitation and for endangering the children, if she drinks and drives with them. You need to go to family court - preferably with an attorney- and present that evidence to the court. They will modify the order as they see fit.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Nevada on
Q: Can a judge legally order me to lock my son out of the house to force him to see his father?

We have a new judge, there is a history of mental and physical abuse. My son has recently expressed fear of his father killing him if he doesn't do as his father says.

Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on May 7, 2021

In any Family Law situation involving children, Nevada judges will always first and foremost look to what is in the best interest of the children. For this reason, it follows that endangerment of a child would most certainly be a compelling reason for a judge to grant a modification of an existing... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Divorce for Nevada on
Q: As a witness in family court, can I listen to other witnesses before I give my testimony. I want them to know I’m listen

I want other witnesses to see me there listening. Not to change my own testimony or get the story straight. I feel I have the legal right to since it’s public

Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Apr 29, 2021

It has been my experience, prior to COVID, that it was really up to the individual judges if they allowed the witnesses all in the courtroom at the same time. most of the time I found that it was one witness in the courtroom at one time. Since COVID, most appearances are virtual and processes are... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Nevada on
Q: They take over half my s.s. forold child support arrears and now they are taking half of my unemployment

Do I have any recourse to stop this?

Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Apr 21, 2021

There are two ways to modify child support by mutual agreement or by court order.

Remember that you will have to prove to the court that there is a substantial change in circumstances to the original order issued by the court.

Learn More at our Website: www.ljlawlv.com/family-law/...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Nevada on
Q: I need to get a copy of my order can you look it up for me .Clark county R-20-214543-R.
Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Apr 15, 2021

Hello Kimberly, thank you for your inquiry. If you wish to get a copy of your order, please click on this link below. It will give you step-by-step instructions on how to get a copy.

https://www.clarkcountynv.gov/government/elected_officials/county_recorder/ordering_copies.php

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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law and Contracts for Nevada on
Q: I have a charge off on my vehicle. I was never notified and it has a 0 balance, I have the vehicle and bankruptcy wasn’t

I was never notified and NEVER missed a payment. Furthermore they applied my payments to the wrong account equaling 7000. Do I have any recourse?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 12, 2021

You can file claims with the three credit bureaus to correct the record. If they do, problem solved. If not, file suit against the company to correct the error.

2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Nevada on
Q: Do wills in Nevada need to go through probate if property is involved?

Both my stepfather and mother passed away within a year of each other. They owned two homes and numerous vehicles in both Sun Valley and Silver Springs Nevada. My youngest brother and his family now occupy one home and his oldest son lives in the other. He is saying his fathers will left him the... Read more »

Jonathan Craig Reed
Jonathan Craig Reed answered on Apr 9, 2021

Yes. Property that passes under a Will has to go through probate.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Nevada on
Q: Defendant, the mother filed an answer and counterclaim to my custody complaint but did not serve me.

I filed a custody complaint and served the mother within the required time, then she filed an answer and counterclaim but DID NOT serve me those documents. It’s been well over 45 days and we have upcoming court date next week. Since she failed to serve me, can I request default judgement in my... Read more »

Janice Jacovino
Janice Jacovino answered on Apr 5, 2021

Good Morning,

The Court will not grant you a default as she has filed an Answer and Counterclaim.

You should attempt to obtain the documents and file your Answer to her Counterclaim. In your Answer add in a line that states you were not served but were made away that the Answer and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Nevada on
Q: If I filed a custody complaint against the mother of my child and served her and she filed a counterclaim and failed

failed to serve me the plaintiff. do I now have justification in court to file for a default judgement for myself the plaintiff?

Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Apr 4, 2021

Technically she should have filed an Answer and Counterclaim to your Complaint. If, as you state, she only filed a Counterclaim without an Answer, she must still file the Answer but I do not believe the judge will allow for a default as she has already replied in some way to the Complaint.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Nevada on
Q: For an auto accident in Nevada is it better in the long run to use health insurance or a medical lien please
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Mar 31, 2021

More information is needed in order to properly answer your question. I would recommend that you use Justia's FInd a Lawyer tab and search for auto accident/personal injury lawyers in Nevada and call a few of them---most will provide you a free, no obligation consultation----discuss your... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Nevada on
Q: Does my auto insurance company's settlement offer to the driver affect me?

I was involved in a vehicle accident in Nevada. While the officer's report and testimony place the other party at fault, Nevada is a shared fault state. With that said, my insurance company wants to offer the other party a small settlement in an attempt to put the matter behind me. How can... Read more »

Chris White
Chris White answered on Mar 26, 2021

You should call me for a free consultation, I have helped numerous clients with similar cases (434) 660-970-

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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Banking, Collections and Gov & Administrative Law for Nevada on
Q: I'm filing for bankruptcy own my house my niece is living in it while I live with my mother. Can they seize my house?

I live in my mother's house to take care of her, so I let my niece live in my house.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 25, 2021

These questions need to be answered by your bankruptcy attorney after he has reviewed your finances.

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Nevada on
Q: Can I create a product that is similar to a current patented product?

There is currently a patent for an item that has interchangeable heads that screw on. Can I create the same type of product with interchangeable heads if it attaches in a different way?

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Mar 25, 2021

First, I commend you for giving thought about whether your proposed course of action will be beyond the scope of the patent rights of another.

Now to the question of whether you can do what you propose. The answer is it depends. It really depends on what specifically is in the claims of...
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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Nevada on
Q: I have been in US since 1978 with no interruptions. I am undocumented with no criminal record. Can I legalize my status?

I was born originally in Italy. I am 72, retired. I own 3 condos in Las Vegas and I pay real estate taxes. I am financially secure.

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 21, 2021

Your undocumented status, your longevity in the U.S. , and ownership of real estate will not automatically lead to a lawful status.

Other factors will need to be examined to determine your options:

•Do you have U.S. citizen or resident relatives?

•Have you been the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Estate Planning for Nevada on
Q: My father died with a will. He inherited land from my moms family. How do I separate my share from my nephews?

The land was not a part of the will. I do not want to have any financial connection to my nephew. I offered to buy him out, as he cant afford to pay the taxes on the land. He refused. I want to split the land so I can sell my portion back to my cousin who owns the land around my moms land and not... Read more »

Janice Jacovino
Janice Jacovino answered on Mar 14, 2021

I am sorry for the loss of your father.

This question was posted in Nevada but it seems the land is in North Carolina. So Nevada law will probably not be as helpful. You may want to repost to North Carolina attorneys.

In Nevada you file in court to establish your rights to the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Nevada on
Q: Can I file a motion to compel discovery in a child support case if I can prove the other person's FDF if wrong

My ex moved out of town 1 year ago and gave me full custody of our son. We agreed that there would be no child support at the time. I was laid off from my job in September so I filed a Motion to modify child support. The Judge said that it would be modified but we needed a parenting agreement... Read more »

Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Mar 12, 2021

I suggest you seek guidance from an experienced Family Law attorney that can help to review your case and the judges ruling to best determine your available options.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Nevada on
Q: Am I allowed to modify child support with my current situation?

1 year ago my ex moved out of town and gave me full custody of our son. She quit her job and refuses to look for workAt the time we agreed that nobody would pay child support but she would be responsible for 50% of clothes and school supplies. She has not followed that part of the Stipulation and... Read more »

Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Mar 12, 2021

I suggest you seek guidance from an experienced Family Law attorney that can help to review your case and the judge's ruling to best determine your available options.

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