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  • About child support

    My son's dad doesn't pay anything, I was told he doesn't have to because he get disability and ssi,is this true. He won't work or anything and I need the help but can't get it

    Israel’s Answer

    Ms. Whitbeck's response is spot on!.

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  • What is the process for my husband to adopt my son, and about how much of a fee an I looking at?

    I haven't seen or heard from my son's dad in about 6 years. There is a visitation court order in place that progressively introduced 50/50 custody, but he only saw him a handful of times during the first 6 months. I don't know how to get a hold of...

    Israel’s Answer

    From the facts written, it appears that it will be relatively easy to get thru the process. The birth father's rights will need to be terminated. He has to be personally served with a Petition, unless the court is convinced that due diligence attempts were made to locate him - then you can publish. Until you meet with an attorney who practices in this area, gathers the necessary facts, and properly determines the liklihood of service, the need for a PI to locate, etc., i do not think it is appropriate to quote fees here. But this is definitely one of the happier things that a family law attorney does.

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  • My ex wife is planning on leaveing to conneticut with my daughters with out a verble or written consent to do that?.

    she has primary custody of my 2 daughtrs.I pay child support for both of them. im on ssi .

    Israel’s Answer

    Mr. Pickard is correct. But if you are unable to get to an attorney immediately, you must immediately put in writing to the mother that she does not have your permission to relocate out of state with the children. Of course Mr. Pickard's and my answer presume that you have a Nevada Order that sets forth the penalty for relocating without permission and that no provision permitting her to leave exists.

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  • Can I give up my parental rights of my 16 year old and allow him to live with his non custodial parent?

    My son recently ran away and I had to file a runaway report with the police. He returned on his own after 10 days to a relatives house. He then contacted his father (non custodial parent) to come and get him. Since his return he has been stayin...

    Israel’s Answer

    You do not give up parental rights or responsibilities because a child's behavior is poor. Your option is to let him stay with his father, or require his return. If he refuses to return, your option is to file a motion with the court and ask for relief.

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  • I am now residing in LV, Nevada and would like to change my son's last name. What steps do I need to do?

    No father listed in birth certificate. Ex husbands last name I used for my son -not biological was tested. Son born in Oregon.

    Israel’s Answer

    This is a relatively simple process. But as with all legal matters, you need to be sure you are doing it correctly. You will need to publish. I believe there are self help forms on the court website. But to make sure you do it correctly, consult with an experienced family law attorney who has processed name changes.

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  • Is there any other way to protect my assets in Nevada besides prenup if I'm married?

    I'm planning to get married next year. And NO prenup will be signed prior our marriage.Since NV is a common interest state, does this mean my spouse will automatically entitles 50% of everything I own (assets I possessed and owned both before and ...

    Israel’s Answer

    Nevada is a community property state - everything acquired from the date of the marriage forward, with few exceptions such as an inheritance, is community. If your assets are significant enough to cause you to ask this question, you should be speaking with an attorney specializing in family law to fully understand separate property/debt vs community property/debt.

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  • Filing an answer for divorce or answer with counterclaim?

    Is it possible to hire an attorney to help me only with the paperwork so I do not make a mistake. I only have 10 days left to file the answer. I would feel more comfortable if an attorney would look over the papers so I feel confident when I file ...

    Israel’s Answer

    It is not uncommon for a party trying to do a divorce on their own to go to an attorney for just a consult for direction and sometimes assistance with the self-help pleadings. It is also good to get the information about divorce, property, debt, custody, child support, etc., that you might not already know to make sure you are on the right track. My office charges $300 for a consultation.

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  • What can I do to make sure she cant do this to me again

    When I qot divorced I was never served with the papers I later found out they served them to my brother while I was n the next state over and got a decrees of divorce n the mail giving my exwife sole costudy, took my perental rights away, lied and...

    Israel’s Answer

    Ms. Whitbeck's response is great! And I have no idea what you mean that she took your parental rights away. It is highly unlikely that was done in a divorce action, and if so, likely improper. Meanwhile it appears you maintain and on again off again relationship.

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  • I would like to adopt a 24 year old adult so that we can be a family. Where would I go to get the forms needed? David Morokoff

    No details.

    Israel’s Answer

    Adult adoptions are a simple process for an attorney familiar with doing them. I do not believe there are self-help forms for them.

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  • Had a child with a man that is seperated from his wife.

    I have been dating a man who I found out is still married he told me that he has been seperated for a few years now. Him and his wife don't live together anymore but they have two kids together. He told me he tried before to see a lawyer and get a...

    Israel’s Answer

    What is not clear from the answers given is that he has equal rights to custody as you. So before you go to court for child support, at least understand what other doors you might be opening. A court can give him joint physical custody even if he still lives with his wife. You each have equal rights to the child, physically and financially. Meet with an attorney who specializes in family law.

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