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Greta Muirhead

Las Vegas Guardianship Law Attorney.

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  1. I have a friend, he would like to get divorce for free, cause he dont have money, someone can tellme where he can go??

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Greta Muirhead
    2. Marshal Shawn Willick
    3. Zachary James Levine
    3 lawyer answers

    Your friend can go to the Clark County Family Courthouse located at 601 So. Pecos. There is a self help center there with forms that he can fill out to get divorced. He can apply for a waiver of the filing fees (in forma pauperis). The information is also available online if you type in "Clark County Family Court Self Help Center".

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  2. Can I be billed for work I didn't sign up for by an attorney.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Greta Muirhead
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    3. Jonathan H Levy
    3 lawyer answers

    While a written retainer agreement is not required in Nevada, it is preferred. Not all needed work is necessarily authorized by a client. Sometimes, you have to trust the judgment of the lawyer. That being said, if you have a question about the bill, make an appointment to see your lawyer and discuss it. Be able to specifically state where you have the problem and why. If you are not satisifed with the result, then you can file a fee dispute with the State Bar of Nevada. Their...

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  3. NV child support laws, does child support end when child turns 18

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Greta Muirhead
    2. Avvo Staff Moderator
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    In Nevada, child support typically ends when the child emancipates. Emancipation usually means 18 and no longer in high school. If you file the necessary motion and have it put on either the UIFSA (child support calendar) or the Family Court calendar, then either the Child Support Hearing Master or the District Court Judge will recalculate your child support based upon 18% of the non-custodial parent's gross monthly income. Unless otherwise provided in your divorce decree or prior...

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  4. What steps do I take to terminate parental rights?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Greta Muirhead
    2. Marshal Shawn Willick
    2 lawyer answers

    You need to file a peition to terminate his parental rights. If he cannot be personally served, he can be served via publication. Assuming the court grants the termination, you would then do an adoption petition. Since it is a step parent adoption, homestudies are normally waived. You really should consult with an attorney in the Reno area. This is too important of an issue to handle on your own and possibly make a mistake with.

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  5. NCP has visitation but is currently not visiting due to mental health issues. Can my spouse take the promotion he was offered?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Greta Muirhead
    2 lawyer answers

    There is no guarantee that the judge will grant your request, however you seem to have good facts on your side. Your husband's promotion and the reason for the move are your best facts. The father's disability is a mixed bag--on one hand it substantiates your claim that he can't parent the chidl and/or exercise visitation at the present time and on the other hand, there's an argument that the court should defer a ruling until he is able to defend himself and present his side of the case.

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  6. Can I change my sons last name?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Greta Muirhead
    2. Azwar-Radi M. Rashid
    3. John M. Kaman
    3 lawyer answers

    If you live in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, then you should follow the procedures outlined for a minor name change in Clark County. Below is the link for the family court self help center name change packet. http://www.clarkcountycourts.us/shc/shc%20packets%20and%20documents/Packet%207.pdf The other two attorneys who responded to your question, while well intentioned, are licensed in Illinois and California, respectively, and are not familiar with Nevada name changes. Do NOT go to...

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  7. I recently got a dui...i dont have the money to hire a lawyer. how do i go about going to my court date empty handed.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Greta Muirhead
    2. Linda Medeiros Callahan
    3. Robert Lee Marshall
    4. John M. Gioffredi
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    Enter a not guilty plea at your arraignment--your first court appearance. It will then be set for trial. The DA should hand you some "discovery" a copy of the police report along with the "complaint" against you. If they don't, then request discovery from the DA. Usually, if this is your first arrest and first DUI, the DA will try to get you to plead to the DA. There are minimum penalties that go with a first DUI. In addition, to the criminal charges, civilly, the State will pursue you...

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  8. What are the penalties for a class e felony in nevada

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Greta Muirhead
    1 lawyer answer

    1 to 4 years and a fine of not more than $5,000.00 for each charge. See below. NRS 193.130 Categories and punishment of felonies. 1. Except when a person is convicted of a category A felony, and except as otherwise provided by specific statute, a person convicted of a felony shall be sentenced to a minimum term and a maximum term of imprisonment which must be within the limits prescribed by the applicable statute, unless the statute in force at the time of commission of the...

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  9. How can i Change a Judge Mind in family law

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Greta Muirhead
    2. Michael Douglas Shafer
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    If and when the baby comes whome with bruises on her thigh and blood in her diaper you need to contact CPS (Child Protective Services ) and LVMPD Abuse and Neglect. If your lawyer can't make himself heard in court, then perhaps you need a new lawyer. The only way to change a judge's mind is to have the appeals court change it for him/her via a writ or a reversal on appeal or new evidence which would necessitate a new hearing. You might look into filing a complaint against the judge...

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  10. Does the foreclosure process stop while waiting for the mediation?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Greta Muirhead
    1 lawyer answer

    Yes and no. The time continues to tick, but the bank cannot move forward to the sale until the Mediation is conducted.

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