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  • Coiuld I be allowed to file Chaptrer 13 to stop my wifes divorce attorney from having the divorce court order the house sold

    from a Motion she told me she is going to be filing to have the judge order the house to be sold? The house is in forclosure but no sale date by mortgage company has been set I live in the house and wife left it and me several months ago. I am tot...

    Jason’s Answer

    Definitely seek legal assistance through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (702-386-1070). You state though you have a pro bono attorney but they withdrew. You should be able to get a different one. The divorce Court is divested of jurisdiction if you do file BK. However, it may be just delaying the eventual sale of the house depending on what happens if you file a Ch 13 or Ch 7. Get a BK attorney and they do have those with the Pro Bono office

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  • If I been married for 20 years and just got put on disability and since then my wife been treating me bad since then..

    If I been married for 20 years and just got put on disability and since then my wife been treating me bad since then..Even go up on my rent and that exceed my check..what kind I do?

    Jason’s Answer

    You certainly have options. Divorce is always one and the court would divide all assets and you can make an alimony claim based on the disparity of income, your limited disability income, and several other factors. The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is where you should go if you want to file something such as a divorce.

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  • Can welfare go above court ordered child support?

    I currently have a child support order to pay my ex wife. I have been paying it on time every month. Now my ex wife has gotten on welfare and they are going after me for what they've paid her for 3 children and only 2 are mine. Which makes my paym...

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    I need more information here but generally child support court through the welfare case can go above what the court order is. The best case is when say someone agrees to a lower child support and the DA goes above it based on public policy, etc. You need to get a motion on file to clarify the issue, especially if there is a question on paternity.

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  • What do I do in my situation?

    My girlfriend and I got into an argument and she got a restraining order on me. She has kept in contact with me against court orders and she keeps telling me she wants to fix things and be together one minute and when she doesn't get her way she w...

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    The restraining order needs to be dissolved first. This is a great way to get arrested if not done. You should contact an attorney to handle this or communicate with your girlfriend on the issues presented.

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  • Can i file my divorce in Nevada?Can I stay in my relatives/friends house for 6 weeks to prove residency and file for a divorce?

    I am on a B1/B2 Visa from Philippines. I want to divorce my Filipino husband that I have not cohabitated for more than a year. we have no property together, we have no kids. He now work outside Phils. and not willing to participate in either annul...

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    You just have to reside here for 6 weeks with the intent to remain indefinitely. This should be quite easy and by living with family, someone can substantiate that you live here as opposed to maintaining a rental unit only. Service of him will be the difficult thing but if you know where he is in the Philippines, then he has 20 days to respond or you can get divorced by default. Hope this helps!

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  • Is it easy one step divorce? Where should I start?

    My husband was deported to Chile about 10 years ago. We have a 24 year old. Nothing else. I'm in Las Vegas. Is it true It is a easy one step divorce? What is it?

    Jason’s Answer

    I agree with both posts. Service of process will be the main issue and you need to have a process server do the due diligence search for service by publication. You need an attorney in a case like this that knows how to handle a default case, especially with no assets/debts to divide based on what you stated and his deportation 10 years ago.

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  • Should I go along with what she is saying to stay on good terms?

    My "ex" is having our baby and she wants me to let her have the baby for the first 6 months. I can come and see her with the "ex" there but can't take her because she dont like my girlfriend, who i was with before her and I live with, and after 6...

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    She does not have more rights than you. With her past drug issues, she is no angel and the Court will have a hard time doing unreasonable restrictions for your contact with the child. Don't agree to anything and since this person is the "ex" - you might as well have the court sort it out after the child is born.

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  • Can a lawyer collect on the amount of child support arrears that he settled for the client?

    After my child custody and support case settled, I owe my attorney $3000 that I made a payment arrangement of $200 a month until paid. He settled the case where my ex-spouse owes me $3500 in child support arrears to be paid to me in the amount of ...

    Jason’s Answer

    The attorney cannot collect on the arrears. You still owe the attorney money but has it be reduced to judgment or just a bill saying you owe money? Without a judgment, the attorney cannot enforce money owed to the firm. The obligation to pay the attorney is not contingent on whether you get the arrears paid. But, the attorney cannot tell the other party/attorney to pay that attorney directly. You get the arrears based on the order and based on public policy.

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  • Will Wisconsin come get me??

    Hi I live and have be living in Las Vegas now since june of 03. I am supposed to be paying child support to the father in Wisconsin and have not, due to the fact that I have 3 others kids here in Las Vegas. My oldest is 10 and also have a 8 and 6y...

    Jason’s Answer

    Contempt requires a "willful disobedience" of a valid order. Did you seek modification based on your present circumstances? There could be a hefty judgment against you for the arrears but contempt is not likely. They are likely not going to put a warrant out for your arrest based on a child support judgment. They can order that you have to get on a payment plan to avoid your drivers license to be suspended. You need to file a motion to modify/lower child support to the state minimum. If no motion was filed to this effect, you need to get one on file. Contact the State Bar of Wisconsin for a referral and there may be some pro bono options available there.

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  • How will this affect the custody case? Can judge order a default judgement?

    I have a settlement conference for child custody and child support in 1 week and the father has never filed any legal answer form, financial disclosure or any form regarding our case. He stated in the first hearing he wanted 50/50 and that he was...

    Jason’s Answer

    Judges want things decided on the merits. He has an intent to defend this action by way of attending a settlement conference. Most judges do not care about the filing of an answer if there is a signed Decree to close the case.

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