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Sarah Faith Hardy-Cooper

Reno Child Custody Lawyer.

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  1. I have been unemployed for 6 months, and my ex is asking an order from the courts to show proof of employment search?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Sarah Faith Hardy-Cooper
    2. Donald Frederick Conviser
    3. Ronald S. Pichlik
    3 lawyer answers

    It never hurts to keep a log of your employment search. While it's strange that she is asking for this when you are not asking to reduce your child support, you might as well start keeping one in case you do need to request a decrease in your child support. Employment search reports are not difficult, just keep track of when and where you looked for employment (like if you used a search engine, professional journal, talked to recruiters, went to an employment agency), whether you submitted an...

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  2. What can i do to make the record reflect correctly

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Sarah Faith Hardy-Cooper
    2. Yevgeny Jack Berner
    2 lawyer answers

    You need an attorney. Usually the state where the divorce is filed must have personal jurisdiction over the opposing party (or consent from the opposing party) in order for the case to be completed there. Some states allow people to get a "status only" divorce when that state doesn't have jurisdiction over the other person. Jurisdiction is more complicated if there are children involved. If North Carolina doesn't have personal jurisdiction over you, you will likely need an attorney to...

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  3. Is it really possible to get a divorce in 5 weeks?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Sarah Faith Hardy-Cooper
    2. Marshal Shawn Willick
    2 lawyer answers

    In Nevada, divorce can be really simple and fast or really slow and complicated. The biggest factor in determining how long it will take is whether the spouses agree as to the terms of the divorce. If you two agree as to every aspect of the divorce, you can easily get divorced within a month in the Reno area and Las Vegas is probably about the same. Check out the local court's website or go down there to the self-help center. There are forms for simple divorces where the parties agree to...

  4. The mother of my brothers daughter is keeping her away from us

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Sarah Faith Hardy-Cooper
    1 lawyer answer

    You should look on the website for the court in the city/county where the mother lives. More and more, courts are putting forms on the site to help people navigate family court issues. What you are requesting is called third-party visitation and this is the way that extended family and sometimes, ex-stepparents attempt to maintain contact with children that are not their own. The statutes vary state to state, but the courts are always looking at what arrangement is in the child's best...

  5. I was court ordered to turn over my children's belongings that of some I do not have. How do I prove this?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Gregory J. Brewer
    2. Sarah Faith Hardy-Cooper
    2 lawyer answers

    If you have been ordered by the court to do something, you should do it. You can't turn over property that you don't have in your possession, but you also shouldn't hide it or give it away because you are upset with the judge's ruling. Judges have many powers to enforce their orders including contempt power and sometimes will have an officer escort someone to retrieve items referenced in the court order. You certainly wouldn't want to end up spending time in jail or paying a fine because you...

  6. How much weight does a judge put on a teenager's desire to live with the other parent?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Andrzej Piotr Szymanski
    2. Ronald Glenn Lieberman
    3. David Perry Davis
    4. Sarah Faith Hardy-Cooper
    4 lawyer answers

    The answer to your question varies from state to state, but the overarching standard is going to be looking at what custodial arrangement is in the child's best interest. In Nevada, the court considers a child's preference under the best interest standard when "the child is of sufficient age and capacity to form an intelligent preference as to his or her custody." The NV statute purposefully does not state an age where the child can give his or her opinion so the judges can weigh each case...

  7. What can be an good out of state parenting plan for a father to see his 1 year old daughter he has no money and i am not one to

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. James C Underhill Jr.
    2. Sarah Faith Hardy-Cooper
    2 lawyer answers

    Long-distance parenting is always a challenge, especially if the child is young and finances are tight. One option I suggest to my clients is to pursue online visits through Skype or other conferencing sites. These services are usually free; you just need a computer and webcam. With a one-year old, the visits will likely be short and may only consist of the father and child having an opportunity to see each other regularly. If everyone's schedule can handle it, short visits could be had a...