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  • What are grounds for an annulment in Nevada?

    My husband before marriage told me he only wanted to marry me for our kids. I took it as he was joking because his actions towards me showed otherwise. Now that we are married he keeps telling me he made a mistake. It was only because of our kids ...

    Kimberly’s Answer

    Here is a link to the Nevada Revised Statutes for Annulment: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Division/Legal/LawLibrary/NRS/NRS-125.html

    The Annulment statutes start at NRS 125.290 so you will need to drop down the page to that statute and read from there.

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  • What forms are needed to file a motion to stay on case pending paternity in CA?

    Which form/s do I need to fill out for obtaining a Paternity test with CA Child Support with an existing case? And are there any certain actions and/or requirements when the father requesting the Paternity testing lives in another state? Child Sup...

    Kimberly’s Answer

    I agree you need to talk to a California attorney. I'm licensed in both Nevada and California but I do not practice in California on a regular bases. If you are going to hire an attorney for help in California I can tell you that I would specifically look in the county/city that the action is filed for an attorney to hire. Also, I would add that California is a very "form based" stated, meaning that they have forms that people can use on their own for just about everything you need. All of those forms are online and easy to find.

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  • Which parent should provide skype camera?

    At the trial the judge ordered the other parent gets skype time every week. My camera is no longer working, and the other parent has stopped paying child support and I can't afford to buy a new camera right now. I suggested other parent buys one a...

    Kimberly’s Answer

    I want to address the key part of your question which was "should I be worried about their threat to file a motion?" You are the only person that knows the dynamics of your case and if they will file. They can always "file", your question isn't if they will win. The issue is if you can afford to defend against the motion versus just buying the camera. If they have a hearing do you have the ability to take time off from work to go to the hearing? The cheapest camera I found online was on ebay with free shipping for $9.99. Is it worth the fight to not just simply buy the camera? Sometimes you have to pick your battles and assess when it is worth the fight. Here is the link if you want to go ahead at buy the $9.99 camera: http://www.ebay.com/itm/HD-12-Megapixels-USB2-0-Webcam-Camera-with-MIC-Clip-on-for-Computer-PC-Laptop-US-/351179908098?hash=item51c3f42402

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  • How can I protect my son for the horrible things my ex tells our son?

    Only recently have I had to have no contact outside email with my ex he so abusive on the phone to me and In text message that I decided email only. I'm not stopping him from contacting our son once a day and our son can call him as many times as ...

    Kimberly’s Answer

    I would add that obtaining a counselor for your child wouldn't be a bad plan. A counselor can help your child understand the dynamics and work through this.

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  • Reno, Nv Is it acceptable to the court if my 3 almost 4yr old daughter and I (her mother) share a bed room? A queen size bed?

    I am going through a custody battle and currently temporarily living with my father who needs my help in several ways due to his health issues. Me and my child have lived here with him prior with all the same living arrangements. My child has been...

    Kimberly’s Answer

    When you ask a question like this on a public forum the problem is that attorney's do not have the benefit of knowing all of the facts surrounding your case and what lead to the circumstances at hand. In a generic response, "sharing a bed" isn't the end of the world. Not all parents have the resources to obtain another bed or have separate bedrooms for all family members. If anything "inappropriate" is happening between a child and another person then that is relevant and important information for a court to consider. You should seek at a minimum a consultation with an attorney to fully understand how a custody matter and the best interest of the child is assessed under Nevada law.

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  • Can I have the father take a drug test in mediation? If he is dirty for THC will they take it seriously?

    I agreed to do mediation first and I am representing myself in our custody case. I knew of the fathers constant marajuana smoking but I was and am young. I've been trying to trying to get evidence of his drug use without any success. A weeks ago ...

    Kimberly’s Answer

    The only way to get a drug test in mediation is if the other party agrees to take the drug test. I highly recommend seeking at least a consult with an attorney to understand the process and understand how mediation works and how the court views "smoking weed."

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  • Can I ask for 70/30 child custody in my mediation meeting?

    The judge dismissed my emergency primary custody request and established temporary joint custody because the father had repeatedly lied to the judge and I have the proof. He also does drugs around my child, and now she talks about it and pretents ...

    Kimberly’s Answer

    Mediation is a process in which the parties must come to an agreement in order to have a settlement. This means you may ask for anything you want to ask for. The issue is whether the other party will accept your proposal for settlement. Try to be reasonable and ask for something that you believe if in the best interest of your child. No one can force either party to agree in mediation.

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  • Was wondering if is possible to petition the court for adoption of a child in foster care under non-related extended family

    I live in Sacramento the child is in Sacramento as well

    Kimberly’s Answer

    You should immediately contact the social worker that is in charge of that child's foster care and express a desire. It also wouldn't hurt for you to find an attorney that is very well trained in adoptions that is in Sacrament, CA. I suggest going to the website for the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys where they have a map to find attorneys in that area that are vetted for their adoption law experience. The website is www.adoptionattorneys.org.

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  • Assist Childs mother in putting me on child support

    i am nervous about being on child support. However, I know it should be done. I have acted as the father to the child, since birth. Are there any attorneys that will use this evidence and help the child's mother have me put on child support? Pleas...

    Kimberly’s Answer

    You are talking about a concept some states call "de facto parenthood". Nevada does provide for child support when you have held the child out as your own. You are welcome to contact my Las Vegas office, where we have two practicing attorneys, if you need help with this. The phone number is 702-318-7095 and their names are Jason Frierson and Robert Cerceo.

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  • Step parent adoption when the bio parent is diseased?

    My husband and I will be together for 5 years this coming December and will have been married for one year in October. When I was seven months pregnant my ex boyfriend passed away. He passed away four years ago. My husband (boyfriend at the time) ...

    Kimberly’s Answer

    You have a lot of questions that need to be answered. My recomendation would be to seek and attorney in your area that is well versed in adoption. You can go to www.adoptionattorneys.org to find well qualified attorneys that can help you in specifically adoption.

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