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Greta Muirhead

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  • Wondering why my child support case is closing in 60 days? Do i have to reapply every year? Should i be worried?

    should i be worried that is closed for permanent? Nothing has changed and the child is still under my care and father is not really involved. It has been exactly an year since this case has been opened? or its just a process and i have to reapply ...

    Greta’s Answer

    A closed case means it is not being actively enforced. The DA is likely closing the case because they don't have any information concerning the whereabouts of the non-custodial parent or his employment status. Keep trying to reach the caseworker by phone or send her a letter and ask her why the case is being closed and tell her that you object to the closing of the case. Give her any new information you may have about the father. The DA has thousands of cases and you need to be pleasant, but pushy.

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  • What would a failure to appear mean for me legaly?

    I have been served a subpeona to testify against my husband in a domestic battery case and do not wish to. I've been told by the Carson city DA that if I do not appear she will ask the judge for a warrant for my arrest. Would it be better for me t...

    Greta’s Answer

    A bench warrant for your arrest will likely issue. You could be incarcerated until you participate in the hearing.

    Your husband could still be convicted, based upon the officer's testimony and observations, even if you recant--change your story about what happened.

    I would encourage you to appear for the court hearing and explain to the judge that you and your husband have reconcilled. Hopefully, he has and is attending counseling and there will not be a repeat.

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  • Can I get my money back from a attorney where the only thing he did was the 20 min. free consultation and that is it.

    I hire this lawyer to help me do a bankruptcy with the purpose of holding my property, so on the free consultation he explains everything and I also explain him that I had a sell date with in 3 days. so I didnt have any money at the time and worr...

    Greta’s Answer

    You can file a fee dispute with the state bar of Nevada. Go to www.nvbar.org and look for the fee dispute link.

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  • I want to get divorced but neither me or my husband has custody of our children.

    Our parents got guardianship of the children 3 years ago and it became permanent after a year. How do we go about getting divorced or do we need to establish custody back first?

    Greta’s Answer

    In your divorce paperwork you state the names and ages of your children and explain that they are under a guardianship. You need to provide the guardianship case no. in your paperwork.

    If you wish, I can prepare your paperwork for you at a relatively nominal cost. I have handled many divorces with similar circumstances to yours.

    Greta Muirhead.

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  • How do I get my maiden name on my SSN Card.

    I divorced in 1996. The divorce papers do not state that I took my maiden name back. I never changed my name on my SSN Card, but I did on my NH dv lc. I recently moved to NV, and I cannot get a NV lic unless my maiden name is on my SSN Card. I can...

    Greta’s Answer

    You could try to get your divorce decree amended to include language restoring your maiden name.

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  • Does my child have to be left in a licensed daycare if no family members are available?

    My ex has default spring break visitation of my three yr old. I have primary custody and he normally only gets her on his days off. He wants me to drop her off to his landlord of ten months, from whom he rents the garage. I am not okay with thi...

    Greta’s Answer

    Your ex may chose an appropriate person to care for his child during his time. It need not be a licensed daycare provider. If you have specific information about why the landlord is not appropriate, then you could refuse to allow the visitation. If you do that, and your ex files a motion to have you held in contempt of court for failing to abide by the court ordered visitation and the court believes that your actions were without "cause"--good reason, then you could be found in contempt of court.

    Sanctions for contempt of court could include an award of attorneys fees to your ex, compensatory/makeup time and/or imposition of jail time for you.

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  • I need to know options on how to help my dad who I do not feel can help himself

    My father lives in nevada. I live in pa. He has been told he has an early case of dementia due to drinking. He is married but the marriage is not good. His memory is horrible. Is there any way I can get legal guardianship of him?

    Greta’s Answer

    The first issue would be to verify that your dad never made an estate plan. That is he never had a trust prepared or a durable medical power of attorney where he indicated who he would want to make health care decisions for him.

    If he did not, then yes, you can petition the court to be appointed as his legal guardian to manage his medical or financial affairs or both. You would need to serve notice of the hearing upon your dad, his wife and other close relatives and they would have an opportunity to contest the guardianship if they so chose.

    You would need to find someone in Nevada willing to act as a co-guardian. That person could be just in name only, or you could have them handle specific duties. The co-guardian would be a co-petitioner with you.

    Should you wish to retain an attorney in Las Vegas to assist you, please conatct me. One of the issues will be whether or not your father has an estate (real property in Nevada, bank accounts, etc.). Guardians need to "marshal" or gather estate assets.

    Greta Muirhead
    Pro Tem Guardianship Comissioner-Clark County, Nevada.

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  • Help before filing for child support/custody.

    Hello, my major concern i'm unsure is living in different states than my baby. I currently live in Sparks, NV and my ex and baby girl 8 months live in LA, CA. I want to put myself on child support for my father rights rather then rarely being ab...

    Greta’s Answer

    You could contact your local district attorney's office and tell them that you want to establish a paternity and child support case.

    They will then coordinate with Washoe county.

    Establishing paternity and custody through the child support court will not necessarily get you visitation, although perhaps the judge, if mom is agreeable, would consent to mediate a visitaion plan.

    You can also file a complaint to establish paternity, custody and visitaiton in Washoe County.

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  • What to do when Administratrix is uncooperative?

    This matter of an estate has been drawn out over many years and I would like to finally get done with it. The Administratrix has withheld my contact information from the lawyers for a number of years, has not made any effort what so ever concerni...

    Greta’s Answer

    You can file with the court a request for special notice. The attorney would then have to give you actual notice of all proceedings involving this estate. If the matter has dragged on without justification, assuming you are a beneficary or creditor, then you may be able to file the appropriate motion with the court.

    More info. is needed.

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  • Can my man adopt my son after were married

    my son is 3 in august.me an my fiance are getting married in july.now his biological dad isnt around that much and isnt on the birth certificate,doesnt pay or see him either.can my fiance adopt my son after were married without his biological dads...

    Greta’s Answer

    You would need to file a petition to terminate the father's parental rights, serve him and publish in the newspaper.

    If the court grants the termination of parental rights, then you can move forward on the adoption petition.

    If you wish to have an attorney assist you, please contact me.

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