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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: What kind of lawyer do I need? Me and my girlfriend broke up and we own the house and property and 2 cars Together?

And it's payed off. The problem is that she went mannic and left to another state and cheated on me wreck 2 of the 3 cars and I'm on the title of all of it and insurance and on the title of the cars say and instead of or. So I'm in very bad situation. It's in nevada. Please help

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answered on Jan 24, 2024

In Nevada, given the complex situation involving jointly owned property, vehicles, and a breakup with your girlfriend, you may need the expertise of an attorney specializing in both Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation. A real estate attorney can assist you in navigating the legal aspects related... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Education Law for Nevada on
Q: Is there any legal recourse if I feel my child is not safe at a school after being a victim of nrs 388.135?

his case has been substantiated that he is a victim of bullying under nrs 388.135 and it only seems to be getting worse at the school

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answered on Oct 30, 2023

One option is to file a complaint with the Nevada Department of Education. The department has a responsibility to investigate all complaints of bullying and to take steps to address the problem. Suppose the department finds that the school has not adequately addressed the bullying. In that case, it... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Small Claims and Municipal Law for Nevada on
Q: If there is no Db limit in the laws of my community am I allowed to play loud music inside my house during the day?

There is no written Db limit or laws in my community/town regarding loud music inside someone’s home, however I am being harassed by police during the day by my neighbors for playing loud music inside my home as I am a professional musician working on my job. Do I have any options?

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answered on Oct 6, 2023

In Nevada, even if there isn't a specific decibel (Db) limit defined in local ordinances, there are usually general nuisance or disturbance laws that can apply. Being free from specific Db limits doesn't necessarily mean one can play music at any volume without potential consequences. If... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: If an NRS 407.0475 citation was issued and I plan to pay the fine will this be a misdemeanor on my record

I passed the barrier on a seasonally closed part of Valley of the Fire park. I am not a resident of Nevada and am returning to my home state.

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answered on Oct 4, 2023

NRS 407.0475 pertains to violations within the state parks of Nevada, such as entering restricted areas. Paying the fine is essentially an admission of guilt. In many cases, citations issued under this section are infractions and not misdemeanors, meaning they won't typically appear on a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death, Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Nevada on
Q: How long does a third interested party in a civil wrongful death case have to file for an intervention?

Case was filed on the first of June, the statute of limitations ran out on the twelfth. Prior to the filing, drafts of the complaint were given to the plaintiffs, (M-mother of the deceased, S-sister to the deceased by F-father of the deceased &special administrator to the estate of the... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jun 12, 2023

Generally speaking, the right to sue for wrongful death is personal to the statutory beneficiaries of a decedent. Usually, when a wrongful death beneficiary dies, her cause of action for damages arising from the wrongful death of another ceases to exist. Ordinarily, her cause of action does not... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Municipal Law for Nevada on
Q: Does power connected illegally let officers enter your home without a warrant under the exigent circumstances?

I need to determine if I have a viable claim and what my options are for seeking redress. I believe I am entitled to compensatory damages as well as punitive damages for the violation of my 4th, 8th and 14th amendment rights. County officials failed to follow established procedures and violated my... View More

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answered on Mar 11, 2023

Generally, police officers are not allowed to enter a home without a warrant, unless they have probable cause or exigent circumstances. Exigent circumstances are situations where there is an immediate threat to public safety or where evidence may be destroyed if officers do not act quickly. Whether... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: If my spouse is sued in Nevada am I liable

Following a car accident

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 18, 2022

A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It's always possible in every case, but the other side would need to demonstrate that their damages exceed the limits of your policy. Unless the coverage is very bare bones with policy limits at the statutory... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: Can I sue the Las Vegas Police for wage loss the days I missed when they hit my car and weren't able to work Uber Eats?

I already won a personal injury lawsuit for $80,000. Separately, They paid me for the vehicle at $7,000. But it took 49 days for me to get that vehicle check. During that time I wasn't able to work.

I calculated my days missed at 49 days at $106 per day, $5194. I can provide evidence... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Dec 18, 2023

As you settled the case you can brain nothing further. Your wage loss could have been submitted as part of your losses.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: What is the law about parking on the street in neighborhoods. I have a neighbor who is putting notes on cars of visitor

Who park in front of her home even though they aren't blocking her driveway

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 30, 2023

A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, parking on non-private roads is a right of the public. This is subject to regulations from municipalities or villages for hours of no parking, snow removal, curb cuts, or other restrictions. But... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: Can I sue my girlfriend? My girlfriend went to on mormon mission on 2016 and asked me if I could helped her.

So I obliged to her request. However, it's not a mission, she moved in with her bf. I was paying for food and rent, knowing shes doing good in church. Moved forward, I was still supported up until September 1, 2022, cuz I found out that shes been cheating on me all this time. Also, I found out... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 28, 2022

You can probably sue her in small claims but I doubt many lawyers will be interested due to the amount in controversy. Most likely more trouble than it’s worth.

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... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: I’ve been divorced for about almost two years. Me and my ex bought a house together.

I’ve been divorced for about almost two years. Me and my ex bought a house together and she was ordered to sell or refinance within a year. She has done neither. If she sold then the profits were to be split equally. Do to the pandemic I wasn’t sure if I could have force her out in the first... View More

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answered on Apr 4, 2022

If the divorce decree stated that the equity of the house was to be evenly divided, she must follow the court order. Failure to do so would be contempt of court and you can file a motion with the court forcing her to abide by the decree.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: If my girlfriend finances a car in her name and we break up, am I still responsible for the payments ?
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Bonnie M Lonardo
answered on Mar 8, 2022

as you are not married, and the car is in your girlfriend's name only, you should not be responsible for it if you should break up.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: Can you go after an ex spouse for money you put towards an old house when I received nothing on closing of the house
Malik Waqar Ahmad
Malik Waqar Ahmad
answered on Jan 11, 2022

If you were not on the escrow papers, title of the home, you would get nothing. However, you always have a private cause of action as breach of contract but be prepared to face an uphill battle.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Nevada on
Q: Do I have to show identification to an police officer if i wasnt involved in a crime an didnt commit a crime?

I was illegaly detained an imprisoned by hotel security for a crime someone else did an I wasnt around the crime occured had no knowledge of the crime. Just for being an acquintance to the individual.

Malik Waqar Ahmad
Malik Waqar Ahmad
answered on Jan 11, 2022

It is your duty to fully cooperate with any lawful demand of the police officer. However, it is his job to determine the probable cause. The probable cause is a legal word which means he has justified reasons that you are invovled or had committed or violated a law. For instance, police cannot stop... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: My car was towed for not having current registration on 2/19/2021 from a condo unit of which I am a resident.

I have an appt with the DMV on 4/27/2021. The tow yard will not release the vehicle without a moving permit. The DMV will not issue a temp moving permit without insurance, smog cert...etc. I can’t get a smog without the vehicle, can’t get the vehicle without a moving permit and can’t get a... View More

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 26, 2021

see if you can get an earlier DMV appointment--if you can't call your state rep and state senator immediately. Do you have insurance? that's a start. If not, get it. Who had the tow truck tow it? The tow company is responsible--file a complaint with whoever licenses them. Towing is... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: Can parties to a post nuptial stipulate to the state of jurisdiction. I.E. both reside in Nevada, but one or both move '

one or both move to Calif. and / or Oregon?

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answered on Dec 15, 2020

Post-nuptial agreements are recognized in all 50 states, regardless of where they were originally drafted and filed. However, many laws vary state to state, therefore, if a matter included in the post-nuptial agreement was pertinent to the laws in the state in which it was filed, that matter may... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Nevada on
Q: Can my business partner change ownership percentage without my knowledge?

I have K1s stating my percentage ownership. Is K1s good enough to establish percentage of ownership?

Tri Minh Nguyen
Tri Minh Nguyen
answered on Apr 13, 2020

Good question. Usually, a business partner can't change your ownership percentage in a partnership or company without your permission or unless you have given the partner some sort of right to do so. There are tax implications associated with that change (especially if you are in a... View More

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

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: Can I be held responsible for damage to my neighbors unit?

I live in a Common Interest Community; and have been accused of putting materials [such a paint, drywall, construction materials, etc...] down the drain. There was damage to their bathroom with this stuff coming up out of their drain. The plumbing is shared between mine and the neighboring unit. I... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 20, 2019

I'm sorry for your difficult situation. You could ask to see the report and conclusions of the plumber whose determination is used to establish liability. If those findings are against you, you could consider the option of contacting a plumber of your own for a second opinion. If some sort of... View More

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