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Dillon Gardner Coil

Las Vegas Insurance Law Lawyer.

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  1. What can I do?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Dillon Gardner Coil
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    From my experience, you can have a default judgment overturned here in Nevada in cases of mistake, inadvertence, or excusable neglect (in other words, you have a good excuse). Whether the Court believes your excuse is a good one depends on a number of different factors. The good news is that, in the interest of fairness and justice, the Court generally prefers to try a case on the merits instead of issuing default judgments. That means that the Court overturns default judgments quite easily...

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  2. Can my husband adopt my 3 year old daughter when the father has not been present in her life?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Dillon Gardner Coil
    2. Michael Douglas Shafer
    2 lawyer answers

    There is a basic two step approach generally used here in Clark County to help couples such as you with stepparent adoption. The most simple and least costly approach is to contact the paternal father if possible and ask if he is willing to relinquish his rights voluntarily. You can offer him a variety of incentives to do so such as forgiving child support arrearages and reminding him that relinquishing his rights will absolve him of responsibility to make any more payments in the future. If...

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  3. What is the procedure for retrieving property located in another state from an individual who is reluctant to release it?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Dillon Gardner Coil
    1 lawyer answer

    There are many possible answers to this question, and it depends on the details, but if they are unwilling to give it up you can likely sue them for conversion (theft) and/or replevin (claim and delivery). Under replevin, the judge can order the person who is holding the property to hand it over to the Court, or even the Plaintiff in some cases, until it can be determined who who rightfully possess the property. I would need more details to determined whether you can file the action in...

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  4. Is the owner of a closed LLC personally liable for a personal injury claim?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Dillon Gardner Coil
    2. Sam Louis Levine
    3. John Joseph Clark
    3 lawyer answers

    Although LLCs are designed to shield its members from liability, there are many instances in which members of an LLC may be held personally liable for injuries resulting from its operations. Although the business has been closed, you have been named personally, and you will need to answer the complaint on your behalf within 20 days or the party suing you will be able to get a default judgment against you, or in other words, they automatically win and you will have to pay whatever damages...

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  5. Birth mother left state without giving a known address etc. When can the step-mother adopt?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Dillon Gardner Coil
    1 lawyer answer

    In order for the step-mother to adopt the children you will need to file a Petition to Terminate Parental Rights. A Petition to Terminate Parental Rights is a petition to the family court asking the court to take away the rights of a parent by court order. There are a number of reasons to seek a termination of parental rights ranging from protecting the interests of a child to preparing for the adoption of a child, in your case, stepparent adoption. It is always important to seek competent...

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  6. Can i sue opposing attorney for violation of directions of court order?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Theodore Lyons Araujo
    2. Dillon Gardner Coil
    2 lawyer answers

    I would need to know more details to know whether or not this is possible, but generally if another party is not obeying the Court's orders you can file what is called a 'Motion for Order to Show Cause Why (Name of Person not Following Court's Order) Should Not Be Held in Contempt of Court'. By filing this you are asking the Court to hold a hearing to determine whether or not someone has violated the Court's orders, and whether they should be held in contempt of court for doing so. Being...

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  7. Other parent wants me to sign away my rights, can we make our own contract?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Greta Muirhead
    2. Dillon Gardner Coil
    2 lawyer answers

    Some of this answer might be redundant from the last, but hopefully it will provide you with some more insight into the process. Prior to the stipulation you will likely want to file a petition to terminate parental rights. A Petition to Terminate Parental Rights is a petition to the family court asking the court to take away the rights of a parent by court order. There are a number of reasons to seek a termination of parental rights ranging from protecting the interests of a child to...

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  8. Can a step parent adopt their step child after the child has turned 18?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Marshal Shawn Willick
    2. Dillon Gardner Coil
    2 lawyer answers

    Step parent adoption here in Nevada is fairly straightforward, and even more so when the adoptee is an adult. Usually the greatest obstacle to step parent adoption is terminating or obtaining a relinquishment of the parent’s rights with whom you want to sever family ties. Because you are an adult, no rights need to be relinquished or terminated. You and your prospective step mom will need to formally consent to the adoption, and then a Petition for Adoption can be filed. After the...

  9. I am in the process of selling a multi-million dollar deal. The owner has not signed a legal agreement to pay me a

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Donald Curtis Kudler
    2. Dillon Gardner Coil
    2 lawyer answers

    I would never recommend that a client rely on an email as the basis for a contract, let alone a multi-million dollar deal. Entering such an agreement without the assistance of a competent contract attorney is an invitation for trouble down the road. Courts will often look at emails and other 'extrinsic' evidence to help determine the intent of the contracting parties, but such informal correspondence generally leaves the court with too many questions unanswered for the email to stand alone...

  10. Enter your question here. what kind of lawyer do i need to help me collect restitution from someone

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Dillon Gardner Coil
    2. Hong Shen
    2 lawyer answers

    Was somebody ordered to pay restitution to you? I represented a client who was supposed to receive restitution pursuant to an Order of Restitution in a criminal proceeding. I filed a civil suit alleging causes of action for unjust enrichment and restitution.