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Marshal Shawn Willick

Marshal Willick’s Legal Cases

27 total

  • Carlson v. Carlson

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Date:
    May 14, 1992
    Outcome:
    Prevailed on appeal
    Description:
    Nevada Supreme Court reversed, at our urging, a trial court order refusing to set aside a property distribution under NRCP 60(b), where a private pension had been greatly undervalued in the original divorce proceedings. The Opinion required our client receive a fair distribution of the community property, and required entry of a QDRO so that our client received the survivorship benefits.
  • McMonigle v. McMonigle

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Date:
    Dec 22, 1994
    Outcome:
    Prevailed on appeal
    Description:
    Obtained reversal of a decision that had taken custody of a young girl from our client, the custodial mother. The Nevada Supreme Court decision held that the moving party in a custody proceeding must show that the circumstances of the parties have materially changed "since the most recent custodial order," and events that took place before that proceeding are inadmissible to establish a change of circumstances.
  • Hermanson v. Hermanson

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Date:
    Dec 22, 1994
    Outcome:
    Prevailed on appeal
    Description:
    Nevada Supreme Court accepted our argument that the husband, who had been named the father of the minor child by the trial court, should be removed from the child's birth certificate, overcoming difficult and technical issues dealing with equitable estoppel, paternity, presumptions, and conflicts of laws.
  • Waltz v. Waltz

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Date:
    Jul 07, 1994
    Outcome:
    Prevailed on appeal
    Description:
    Nevada Supreme Court agreed with our argument that the award to the wife of "permanent alimony," as used in the parties' divorce decree, was intended to survive the wife's remarriage, where the alimony payments were, in substance, a property settlement, put into place to compensate the wife for the wife's interest in husband's military pension, which could not be directly paid to her by reason of technical military regulations.
  • Garrett v. Garrett

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Date:
    Jul 27, 1995
    Outcome:
    Prevailed on appeal
    Description:
    Nevada Supreme Court accepted our position and affirmed a decision that expenses of visitation incurred by the non-custodial parent as the result of the custodial parent's move from the jurisdiction can be considered by the court pursuant to NRS 125B.080(9)(i) to justify a downward deviation or an offset against the amount of child support specified by the formula.
  • Dimick v. Dimick

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Date:
    Apr 30, 1996
    Outcome:
    Prevailed on appeal
    Description:
    Nevada Supreme Court accepted our argument that the husband's signature of both spouses' names on various documents did not actually transfer any property interest to the wife, and that the trial court had an absolute duty to return to our client his premarital property.
  • Krone v. Krone

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Date:
    May 20, 1996
    Outcome:
    Prevailed on appeal
    Description:
    Successfully defended an award of arrearages for a McCarty-gap former military spouse, and prevented the opponent from shortchanging the former spouse by over-withoholding income taxes from the military retired pay.
  • Epstein v. Epstein

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Date:
    Dec 30, 1997
    Outcome:
    Prevailed on appeal
    Description:
    Nevada Supreme Court accepted our position on a number of procedural issues, finding that negotiations between parties are sufficient to constitute an appearance under the rules, that adequate notice must be given before default is taken, and that there is no requirement in divorce litigation for a "meritorious defense" to be established before the merits of a divorce case should be considered by the trial court.
  • Williams v. Williams

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Date:
    Jan 23, 1998
    Outcome:
    Prevailed on appeal
    Description:
    Successfully defended the trial court's distributions of assets and debts, denial of alimony, and significant award of attorney's fees to our client who was injured by the other party's misbehavior at the time of trial.
  • Shydler v. Shydler

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Date:
    Feb 26, 1998
    Outcome:
    Prevailed on appeal
    Description:
    Nevada Supreme Court agreed that the lower court had committed error in denying alimony to our client, the wife in a 17-year marriage in which she had been primarily responsible for raising two children, and the husband had enjoyed a very successful career in construction.