Dear Sirs I have a corrupt family court judge in Las Vegas NV that I need to appeal and change. This judge has been letting the other party get away with everything under the sun including breaking numerous orders and to keeping my child numerous ...
You can pay a fee to change the judge. BUT, you can only do that BEFORE the judge has held a hearing on the matter and/or made any orders. From what you describe you are WAY past the window to change judges. Your only recourse under these facts would be an "appeal," as you suggest. You would need to file the appeal with the Nevada Supreme Court for whatever reasons seem appropriate. "Abuse of Discretion" jumps immediately to mind, but I recommend you use and attorney that handles appeals for any appellate work (I do NOT, so I'm being sincere...). You should contact the state bar or look on Avvo for appellate attorneys.See question
I am a stay at home mom married for over ten years. I am planning on filing for a divorce. I would like to go back to school to finish my degree so I can provide for my two children after the divorce. However, I need advice as to which path to tak...
I agree with Keith. Alimony is always difficult to predict in Nevada; particularly with the relatively limited information you have provided. Nevada does recognize rehabilitative alimony (in addition to regular alimony). It is generally best to have a plan (or even two) to set forth as part of your case to see what sort of rehabilitative alimony the Judge may consider. A plan is a bare minimum, and by having two plans it gives the Judge more options in making his decision (depending on the money that your husband has available to him).See question
I have gotten a dna test i am paying child support I just want to see my child but i have no address to give the court to send visitation paperwork so she is aware of the court dates
You can and SHOULD still file a case as soon as possible. You only have a certain amount of time (six months) to file the case if she has left the state, otherwise, you would only be able to file where the child lives (which would be difficult if you don't know where she is). "Service" can be dealt with later. a process server can do a "skip trace" to try to locate her (which is often successful). But if that doesn't work, service can be done by publication in the newspaper.See question
About a year ago, a woman got a hold of me and said I was the father of her 16 year old son. It took her 16 years to get in contact with me?!?! Mind you, we live in the same town and she could have easily found me 16 years ago. On the birth cert s...
You can request a paternity test to confirm it. There could be some complications if you are listed on the child's birth certificate, but that seems unlikely/impossible if you are just learning about this now when the child is 16. The state of Nevada is just proceeding based on the statements mom made to them. As I indicated, you can seek a paternity test through that same case/process that she is seeking money. If you end up being the father, mom can collect up to 4 years of child support "arrears" (for the 4 years prior to her filing the case), but you would also have a very strong case for "waiver" of child support so you could fight the amounts. I've had several cases where the judge drastically reduced or eliminated past child support due to the length of time she waited.See question
My mom won't let me move out because I'm still in high school and because I'm a full time student I can move out because it's illegal
Once you reach the age of 18, in most case (unless you have some mental health issues or are have other limitations), you have reached the age of adulthood and can do what you want. Being in high school is irrelevant (though I STRONGLY encourage you to finish, especially since you are so close!). Neither parent has any "control" over you, but keep in mind that they also have no financial responsibility to you (notwithstanding the fact that if either parent has a child support order it would stay in effect until you graduate or turn 19, whichever comes first--but that's a separate and far more complicated issue), so don't expect mom to pay your rent, health insurance or any other expenses. Good luck to you, but please be sure to weight the pluses and minuses.See question
My X is ordered to pay me child support , now he's getting divorced from his current wife with an alimony order, will the alimony cut into my support for our kids?
I agree with the prior answers. Child Support is calculated solely off of a percentage of gross income and the percentages are all defined by statute (18% for 1 child; 25% for 2; 29% for 3, etc.).See question
I am married still I took the kids to another state because I was in fear of our lives with a close friend I relocated the father know where they are just not a physical address because of our safety now he wants to say that they are kidnapped bec...
Well, they're not "kidnapped" because they are with a parent (unless there is a Court order restricting that parent from having custody). You are free to take your children wherever you want. Just be aware that, generally, the state where they have resided for the last six months (or more) will have and retain jurisdiction over child custody matters. That means any litigation about Custody will have to occur in Nevada. That does not mean that you won't ultimately end up with primary custody and permission to relocate out of state, it just means the "fight" will be in a Nevada Court. You should also be aware that the Court's can and often do require that the children come back--at least temporarily for visitation with the other parent. You will need to file the necessary papers here to begin a Custody matter and get the appropriate Orders from the Court.See question
I currently reside in Las Vegas, Nv with my wife and 3 y/o daughter. I have been with her mother for 4 years now. The mother is now on house arrest for her third d.u.i and has 3 domestic violence convictions, a child endangerment and a child negle...
You are free to take your children anywhere you please unless and until a Court Order says otherwise, with few caveats. As for temporary travel out of the state (vacations, visiting family, friends, etc.), there is no restriction and you don't need the other parent's permission (again, unless and until a Court Order requires it). Mom is entitled to know that you are going, where you are going; where you are staying,and how she can reach the children while you are gone (i.e., your cell phone). You do not need her permission to go, however. The Court will typically required you to provide some amount of notice (a week, 10 days, etc.) of your trip. But only NOTICE, not obtaining her permission.
Relocation, out of state, is another issue entirely. While, technically, you have no restrictions on moving out of state, you need to be aware that the Court could require you to bring the children back. Typically, upon filing a new custody case one of the parties will file a "Joint Preliminary Injunction," which states you cannot relocate out of state. But until Joint Preliminary Injunction or any other such Order is filed, you could even relocate out of state. But, assuming Nevada has jurisdiction now (which they generally would if the children had resided here for the six months prior to either party filing a custody case), then Nevada would continue to have jurisdiction. That does not mean that the Nevada Court would not ultimately give you permission to remain out of state and relocate with the children, but it means that the Nevada Court would have jurisdiction over making such a decision.
Relocation cases are difficult, but under the facts you have provided you would have a strong case.See question
Child is sick and mother says she wasn't to keep him until he gets better. But in mediation father and mother agreed that regardless if child was sick, they would exchange. Now she's refusing to give the father the child.
No one parent is more qualified to care for a sick child than the other. In the absence of a Court Order specifically saying that the child should only be with one parent when sick, either parent should be adequately capable of caring for the child. Now, if the child is bedridden and/or extremely ill, then it may not be appropriate to transport the child between parents. But assuming the child is up and about, there's no reason not to follow the normal custody schedule. If mom won't give the child to dad then dad should file a Motion to have her held in contempt of Court.See question
I have suspicion that there may be drugs involved at my daughters dad's house. We have a court order in place and he gets her every other weekend from Friday evening to Sunday evening however with things lately I'm not wanting her to go there. I'm...
I agree with Mr. Pickard's answer. The only thing I would want to add is that you could also request that your regular judge send him out for a drug test, but you can generally only do that when you are in Court on a related matter. If there are other issues, such as the other parent not complying with the Court Orders or other issues on his part that make him potentially unsuitable to care for the child, then you could file a Motion to address those problems and mention the drug issues. But that is also a double-edged sward since if you don't have a strong basis for filing the Motion you may have to pay Dad's legal fees. Don't specifically ask for the drug test in the Motion, just set forth the reasons for your suspicion and then you can make an oral request at the hearing. That way dad won't be tipped off about the test and he'll be ordered to go within 1 hour from the hearing.See question