John D. Jones’s Answers

John D. Jones

Las Vegas Family Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 10
  1. Do I get less child support if another woman files before me?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jill K. Whitbeck
    2. Koren N. Boyd
    3. Richard Edmund Hawkins
    4. Israel Lynda Kunin
    5. John D. Jones
    5 lawyer answers

    She can't file until the child is born. What you really seem to be asking is about offsets that the Court might give for the Father's legal obligation to support others. Usually (not always and it depends on the judge) the first born will get the full amount of child support. Most judges agree that you cannot decrease your child support to your first children by continuing to fill the world with offspring. When the next child is born to another mother, the father will likely get some offset...

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  2. What age can a child choose a custodial parent in Las Vegas, Nevada?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Richard Edmund Hawkins
    3. Israel Lynda Kunin
    4. Kari T. Molnar
    5. John D. Jones
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Any time the "wishes of the child" are going to be considered, the expression of a choice must be an "intelligent" one. This means that there has to be a meaningful reason given. Teenagers do not always make choices that are in their best interests. So if your daughter wishes to move with you, she has to be able to tell the Court, a Guardian ad litem, or achild interviewer why, and the reason has to be persuasive to the Court. Your relocation case is a difficult one due to the fact that he...

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  3. I'm the custodial parent, but owe back child support, what if any are my rights to have this reduced or eliminated?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Jill K. Whitbeck
    3. John D. Jones
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to file a motion either in family Court or with the District attorney's office so that they know you have had custody. It is unlikely that they will modify your obligation retroactively, so you must file immediately. There is not enough information in your question to know the economic viability of hiring a lawyer.

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  4. I'm a father paying child support. My new wife has 2 diseases that both require expensive surgery need my child support lowered?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jill K. Whitbeck
    2. John D. Jones
    2 lawyer answers

    You have not provided enough facts to know whether the 1100 is the proper amount. If the base amount was less and the amount was increased because of child care, and she is not using child care, then perhaps a modification would be in order. But as my colleague stated, you cannot reduce your child support to your children because of an increase in your expenses regardless of the reason.

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  5. How do you defend yourself against a TPO and kick out order that your domestic partner obtained against you by lying?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John D. Jones
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    Were you arrested for the allegeed incident? If so, sometimes that is enough for the TPO comissioner. Otherwise you would have needed to disprove the allegations of domestic violence with actual evidence. You probably did need an attorney for the extension hearing. It is possible to have the TPO dissovlved, but you would need to file a motion to do so which also would likely require you to hire a lawyer. Good Luck.

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  6. My husband was arrested for DV battery against me the other night. I'm looking for sole custody.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Israel Lynda Kunin
    2. John D. Jones
    2 lawyer answers

    Did you file for a Temporary Protective Order? What has he done in the way of abuse and or neglect of your child? A DV conviction creates a presumption that Joint Custody is not in the best interests of the child, but that presumption can be overcome. It is hard to assess probabilities without knowing more facts about his treatment of the child and the circumstances surrounding his arrest, but your decision to seek sole custody appears to be a good one.

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  7. Does my daughter have to visit her dad if he is never there and she does not get along with his wife?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jill K. Whitbeck
    2. John D. Jones
    3. Husna F. Alikhan
    3 lawyer answers

    It is likely that the Court would award him those days when he is actually available to care for your daughter. A step mother does not get time over a natural parent. So expect him to receive custodial time (if he files a motion)on those 10 days per month he is off work and at home. That assumes there are no fitness issues like drugs, alcohol, or domestic violence and that he has an appropriate home. As far as your daughter testifying, it is highly unlikely that a judge would have a 10 year...

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  8. Why is my divorce taking so long

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. F. Peter James
    2. Jill K. Whitbeck
    3. John D. Jones
    4. David E Ledyard
    4 lawyer answers

    At least you know where he is. Service on prisoners is quite easy, so if you desire to be divorced and move on with your life, file your own complaint. You could also go to the clerks office and ask to see the file on your husband's case and obtain a copy of the answer that way. You could then file an answer and counterclaim and prosecute the action that way.

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  9. My spouse presented me with annulment papers to sign. I want to make sure that I am not at risk for further legal action.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John D. Jones
    2. F. Peter James
    3. Keith Pickard
    4. Israel Lynda Kunin
    4 lawyer answers

    First, do not sign off on anything that is not true. Second, an annulment based upon "want of understanding" does not require specifics. The basis you need to support with actual evidence is if you allege fraud by one or the other parties. If both of you specifically agree that you had a want of understanding regarding the marriage, the requirements are far less strict. If she has been specific and you do not agree, then do not sign. If she pleads a basic "want of understanding" and you...

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  10. I would like to know how can I get child support for my daughter from her father if two of us lives outside of USA

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John D. Jones
    2. F. Peter James
    2 lawyer answers

    You can find all of the information you need and the forms that you need to fill out and submit at the following website. http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/depts/district_attorney/fs/Pages/default.aspx The process can take a while to complete but the District Attorney will obtain his proof of income and a hearing master will set the support amount. He will then make payments to the District Attorney and they money will eventually get to you. These days they give you a debit card linked to your...

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