John D. Jones’s Answers

John D. Jones

Las Vegas Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Can my husband keep me from leaving the state with our child?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Israel Lynda Kunin
    2. John D. Jones
    3. Jill K. Whitbeck
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4 lawyer answers

    If it is your intention to leave the state with your child permanently, then you would need either the father's written permission or a court order. If what you say is true, the evidence would support a finding that you should have primary custody. Then you would need to show that you have a good faith reason to move (job, family, etc) and that there is reasonable visitation available for father. One issue is the age of the child. Courts are reluctant to allow a relocation before the child...

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  2. A subpoena was left at my door but i did not signed it nor i did not saw the person who left it. Will i get into trouble

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

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

    Under the Rules, you need to be personally served. Assuming that he/she did not try to serve you and you shut the door in his/her face, they do not have proper service. You should have nothing to worry about.

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  3. How do I get a copy of my adoption from when I was a child?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jill K. Whitbeck
    2. John D. Jones
    3. Israel Lynda Kunin
    3 lawyer answers

    Generally, you can get a copy of the Decree of Adoption from the clerk of the Family Court. I would start there. With the Decree of Adoption, you can get all of your documents changed. I am not sure by your facts as to how long ago this occurred, but the Court CLerk should be able to track it down.

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  4. Do I get less child support if another woman files before me?

    Answered almost 2 years 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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  5. What age can a child choose a custodial parent in Las Vegas, Nevada?

    Answered about 2 years 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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  6. I'm the custodial parent, but owe back child support, what if any are my rights to have this reduced or eliminated?

    Answered about 2 years 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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  7. 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 2 years 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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  8. How do you defend yourself against a TPO and kick out order that your domestic partner obtained against you by lying?

    Answered over 2 years 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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  9. My husband was arrested for DV battery against me the other night. I'm looking for sole custody.

    Answered over 2 years 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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  10. Does my daughter have to visit her dad if he is never there and she does not get along with his wife?

    Answered over 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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