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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Civil Rights, Identity Theft and Family Law for Nevada on
Q: Tengo un problema de una demanda de divorcio no estava presente lo firmaron segun que fui yo pues aparte hay adulterio
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answered on Mar 25, 2024

If someone else signed a divorce petition in your name, this is a serious matter that needs immediate attention. You should gather any evidence that proves you were not present or did not consent to the signing. This could include travel records, receipts, or witness statements.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Family Law for Nevada on
Q: I am 17 years old, and wondering if I can move in with my adult sibling? w/o parents consent IN LAS VEGAS NEVADA

I moved a year ago to live with my nana and ran away from my dad but now I see where he was abusive from and now I want to get away from my grandmother and move in with a family member (my sibling) who is 22. I can show I am responsible, I have a job and can pay rent and I have been for a year now.... View More

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answered on Jan 16, 2024

Based on Nevada law, a 17-year-old minor likely requires parental consent to move out and live with an adult sibling. Some key details:

• In Nevada, the age of majority is 18 years old. So right now at 17, you would still be considered a minor.

• Minors generally need consent of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Nevada on
Q: I am a father of two children under 18 in Nevada (washoe county) and I have a question regarding divorce w/children

My wife and I have been separated for 7 years during that time we have been able to get along and co-parent and have shared 50/50 custody. Without the courts being involved or mediation. We both claim one child on our income taxes we both buy them their necessities we both transport them back and... View More

Rock  Rocheleau
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Rock Rocheleau
answered on Jan 8, 2024

Sort of true and sort of not true. In a the divorce documents (called a Joint Petition of Divorce because you agree) you would state what the amount of child support would be. But you can then state you both agree to waive or change this amount.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Nevada on
Q: What can I do about court documents on my case that don’t belong to me.
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answered on Oct 4, 2023

In Nevada, if you discover court documents in your case file that don't pertain to you, you should take immediate action. First, ensure you've accurately identified the documents and their irrelevance. Next, contact the court clerk's office to bring the error to their attention. If... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Child Custody and Family Law for Nevada on
Q: Is it possible to argue you do not owe child support arrears?

My ex and I divorced in Nevada, there was an option to not have income withholding which we elected. He's now claiming I owe 4 years of child support becuase I asked for a modification of custody as a way to finically penalized me. I have no real proof I paid it. I receive large cash tips in... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 15, 2023

Child support in Nevada is collected and disbursed through the Child Support Enforcement Office that keeps records of all amounts received from the Payor or the Payor's employer(s) and disbursed as child support. Any direct payments from the Payor to the recipient are memorialized by an... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Nevada on
Q: Defendant to comply with any and all directives from Child Protective Services; No contact with any minors unless approv
Janice Jacovino
Janice Jacovino
answered on Apr 11, 2023

When dealing with protective services is it best to follow their rules.

If you are person who is not allowed contact, you should discuss your case with a lawyer as you may need to file in court to have contact restored and to protect your rights.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Domestic Violence for Nevada on
Q: Why do I have to pay child support if I take care of my children I get them everything they need but I can't see them.

He is abusive and won't let me see my children but I provide everything and he doesn't buy them anything because I have already provided it. So why do I still have to pay child support

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Bonnie M Lonardo
answered on Mar 20, 2023

Parent's have a responsibility to take care of their children's basic needs, such as housing, food, clothing, entertainment, transportation, etc Child support payments are ordered from the court as a way for parent's to meet the child's basic needs. The receiving parent does... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Nevada on
Q: 15 yo child left moms house 6 mths ago and refuses to return. Grounds for father to adjust physical custody and support?

Currently there is 50/50 custody with neither party paying support.

6 months ago child left mothers house. He has no desire to return. Mother called cops on child but they dont have authority to force child to return. Does father have grounds to adjust physical custody to primary and gain... View More

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Bonnie M Lonardo
answered on Jun 26, 2023

The current Court Order will stand UNTIL one of the parties files for a modification of the order and the Court Grants it.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Nevada on
Q: Would child support arrears be affected?

If I were to modify my sons visitation to 50/50 with his dad, and stop future child support payments, would i still be entitled to the arrears that was owed? Or would the arrears be waive because of the modification?

Janice Jacovino
Janice Jacovino
answered on Apr 11, 2023

The arrears are not automatically waived. Just be careful what you sign as they can include a provision to waive them, end all child support obligations, or include some other language that may be interpreted as waiving arrears.

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Q: If my child support was cancelled by the mother in a district court back in 2012 how can they still be taking

I have court papers from the district court saying it was cancelled. Also signed by the mother.but my checks are still garnished etc.

Janice Jacovino
Janice Jacovino
answered on Sep 21, 2022

The answer to the questions would depend on the what the court papers said.

Did it include past child support, current support, judgements, ect?

Also, while a mother could waive current/ongoing and past child support due to her for the child, she can not waive an amount due to the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Nevada on
Q: Can a judge grant me hardship and be able to move my kids out of state?

For the last 10 years, my family has lived away from our extended family due to work. I have been a stay at home mom for 10 years while my husband has worked and advanced his schooling and graduated from University. I have no more than a HS education and no skills to obtain a job to help support my... View More

Janice Jacovino
Janice Jacovino
answered on Jul 5, 2022

Assuming you have or had case with Family Court, you would need to file a Motion for Relocation.

If you do not have a case then you would first need to file for divorce; custody or legal separation depending on your circumstances, then in this case you can file yourMotion for Relocation....
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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?

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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 Family Law and Child Support for Nevada on
Q: Can I file a complaint against an Nevada RE agent that owes a substantial amount of c/s arrears?

He owes $25K in arrears and was being garnished but now has his commission checks cut in his RE partners name to avoid further garnishments

Bonnie M Lonardo
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Bonnie M Lonardo
answered on May 2, 2022

I am assuming that you have an order from either the family court or DA's office as the father has been garnished. You can either contact the DA's office and request they investigate further into his income or file a motion with the family court.

Because the arrears are over...
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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Nevada on
Q: If a parent has been absent for 6 years and doesn’t pay child support would that be child abandonment?

If it is child abandonment, would the mother still have to petition through the courts for him to sign over his parental rights?

Bonnie M Lonardo
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Bonnie M Lonardo
answered on Apr 4, 2022

In Nevada, abandonment occurs after a 6 month absence from the child. However, the absence doesn't automatically amount to giving up the parental rights to the child. The mother would have to file with the court to have the rights terminated.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Nevada on
Q: I difnt know I owed child support cause I thought my parental rights were taken from all 3 of my kids not just 1

I owe 20000 now I found out when they took my stimulus n refund last year.My ex told child support he didnt want the money but they are still pursuing.can I get this dismissed?

Bonnie M Lonardo
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Bonnie M Lonardo
answered on Feb 12, 2022

Your ex can contact District Attorney child support division and request to 'waive' the outstanding child support arrears.

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Q: I just discovered I have a 20 year old son. His mother denied he was mine then. Can she file retroactive support?
Bonnie M Lonardo
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Bonnie M Lonardo
answered on Nov 21, 2021

It is very unlikely that you will be made responsible for a child you had no knowledge of. It is best to speak to an attorney to better understand the specifics of your case and discuss your rights.

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
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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.

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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.
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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 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... View More

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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... View More

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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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