How Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody?

The Nevada Revised Statutes offer guidelines regarding domestic violence and custody of children: NRS 125C.230 Presumption concerning custody when court determines that parent or other person seeking custody of child is perpetrator of domestic violence. If the court...

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Best Interest of the Child(ren) Governs Child Custody

The Nevada Revised Statutes provide clear guidelines for child custody and other matters regarding the best interest of a child (or children) in a case of separation or divorce: NRS 125C.0035 Best interests of child: Joint physical custody; preferences: The primary...

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When can a Third Party Obtain Custody of Your Child?

The Nevada Revised Statutes offer guidelines as to how a third party could take custody of a child: NRS 152C.004 Award of custody to person other than parent. In order for the court to make an order awarding custody of a child to someone other than his or her natural...

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How do I Obtain Visitation with my Child?

The Nevada Revised Statutes provide guidelines regarding child visitation: NRS 125C.010 Order awarding visitation rights must define rights with particularity and specify habitual residence of child. Any order giving visitation rights to any party for a minor child...

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What is Assault?

The Nevada Revised Statutes provide clear definitions for assault and battery: NRS 200.471 Assault: Definitions; penalties “Assault” means unlawfully attempting to use physical force against another person or intentionally placing another person in reasonable...

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What is Harassment?

The Nevada Revised Statutes contain clear descriptions of what constitutes harassment: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nrs/nrs-200.html#NRS200Sec571 Anyone without lawful authority who threatens to cause bodily injury to someone, to cause physical damage to someone’s...

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What is Battery?

The Nevada Revised Statutes provide a clear definition of battery: NRS 200.481 Battery: Definitions; penalties. “Battery” means any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another. If battery is not committed with a deadly weapon and no...

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What Constitutes the crime of Child Abuse?

Child abuse is a sad and terrible part of our world. The Nevada Revised Statutes contain detailed descriptions of what child abuse consists of: NRS 200.508 Abuse, neglect or endangerment of child: Penalties; definitions. A person who willfully causes a child who is...

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How is Child Pornography Defined & Punished?

Due to the explosion of the internet and other means of distributing media, child pornography is on the rise worldwide. It is a serious crime and carries with it strong penalties. That is why you need the best lawyer you can get to defend your rights! The Nevada...

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What is Murder?

The Nevada Revised Statutes provide a very clear definition of murder: NRS 200.010 “Murder” defined. Murder is the unlawful killing of a human being. There are levels of murder: with malice aforethought, express or implied; caused by a controlled substance which was...

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What is Manslaughter?

The Nevada Revised Statutes clearly define manslaughter: NRS 200.040 “Manslaughter” defined. Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of a human being, without malice express or implied, and without any mixture of deliberation. Typically, manslaughter is voluntary, in the...

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What are the Penalties for Property Crimes?

Property crimes (i.e. theft or damage) are very common and the specific penalties for them vary based on the value of the property in question. The Nevada Revised Statutes define the consequences of property crimes very clearly: NRS 193.155 Penalty for public offense...

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What is False Imprisonment?

While rare, false imprisonment is a serious offense. The Nevada Revised Statutes clearly state the definition of this crime: NRS 200.460 Definition; penalties. 1. False imprisonment is an unlawful violation of the personal liberty of another, and consists in...

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What is Sexual Assault?

One of the most awful things that can happen to someone is to be a victim of a sexual assault. The Nevada Revised Statutes clearly define this crime: NRS 200.366 Sexual assault: Definition; penalties; exclusions. 1. A person is guilty of sexual assault if he or she:...

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What is Cyberbullying?

In the digital age, electronic crimes are being taken more and more seriously, especially those involving cyber-bullying. The Nevada Revised Statutes provide a detailed definition of this crime: NRS 200.900 Penalties; definitions. 1. A minor shall not knowingly and...

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Enhancements for Crimes Committed with a Gun

Using a firearm or other potentially deadly weapon in the commission of a crime brings with it additional penalties. The Nevada Revised Statutes are clear on this matter: NRS 193.165  Additional penalty: Use of deadly weapon or tear gas in commission of crime;...

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What is Kidnapping?

Using a firearm or other potentially deadly weapon in the commission of a crime brings with it additional penalties. The Nevada Revised Statutes are clear on this matter: NRS 193.165  Additional penalty: Use of deadly weapon or tear gas in commission of crime;...

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What is Robbery?

Using a firearm or other potentially deadly weapon in the commission of a crime brings with it additional penalties. The Nevada Revised Statutes are clear on this matter: NRS 193.165  Additional penalty: Use of deadly weapon or tear gas in commission of crime;...

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What is a Felony?

The Nevada Revised Statutes make detailed categories of felonies. Depending upon the crime, the punishment can go from moderate to severe: NRS 193.130 Categories and punishment of felonies. 1.  Except when a person is convicted of a category A felony, and except as...

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What is a Crime?

While it may seem obvious from television and media, the definition of a crime is not always as simple as you might think. There are levels to crimes, and the Nevada Revised Statutes offer detailed definitions of what constitutes a specific criminal activity:...

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Who Can Be Charged with a Crime?

The Nevada Revised Statutes are very clear on who can be charged with a crime: NRS 195.010 Classifications of parties to crimes. Parties to crimes are classified as: 1. Principals; and 2. Accessories. A principal is every person concerned in the commission of a...

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What is Obstructing a Police Officer?

Strange as it may seem, this is a very common occurrence. The Nevada Revised Statutes are very clear on this issue: NRS 197.190 Obstructing public officer. Every person who, after due notice, shall refuse or neglect to make or furnish any statement, report or...

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What is Conspiracy?

A common occurrence in life and not just television, conspiracy is a serious crime, clearly defined by the Nevada Revised Statutes: NRS 199.480 Penalties. 1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, whenever two or more persons conspire to commit murder, robbery,...

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What is the Punishment for Attempting to Commit a Crime?

Even attempt to commit a crime can bring jail time. The Nevada Revised Statutes state this principle clearly: NRS 193.330 Punishment for attempts. 1. An act done with the intent to commit a crime, and tending but failing to accomplish it, is an attempt to commit that...

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Under What Circumstances Can Penalties be Enhanced?

The Nevada Revised Statutes clearly state circumstances for enhanced penalties for various crimes: Per NRS  193.166  Additional penalty: Felony committed in violation of order for protection or order to restrict conduct; restriction on probation. Enhanced penalties...

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Your Divorce Case

Divorce can be very traumatic and sad, especially if children are involved. That’s why you need an expert to guide you through the process and counsel you through the emotional impact of your case. I have been handling divorce cases in Nevada since 1985 and know...

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Your Rights as a Parent

While it may seem fairly obvious and easy to determine parental rights, the issue can be clouded by many complicated factors. Being parent to a child is one of the most important responsibilities you will ever take on. Your rights as the parent with custody of the...

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Emancipation of a Minor

In the state of Nevada, minors have rights. Whether you are a minor or a parent, you need to know how to ensure your rights are protected, especially if you have been affected by a disability. As a minor, and depending on your situation, you may be able to free...

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Adoption of Children and Adults

If you are considering adoption you need to understand your rights, as well as the rights of the child or adult you may be adopting. The Nevada Revised Statutes provide for adoption in most circumstances, but the language can often be complex and confusing. You need...

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Child Support Actions Between Two Different States

One of the most difficult situations in life comes when parents of a child or children separate. Whatever led to the breaking of the relationship, if you are the parent with custody you must ensure that you get proper compensation for the support of your children....

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Termination of Parental Rights

Under Nevada law, the state tries to preserve and strengthen family life in order to improve the lives of its citizens, especially children, who are the future. As bad as divorce can be between individuals and for society at large, there are times when it becomes...

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Rights of husband and wife in a marriage

When you enter into a marriage, both husband and wife accrue certain rights and obligations. If you have questions about what some of those rights or duties might be, you’ve come to the right person. Some rights are obvious, like those of property. Unless you have a...

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What is a domestic partnership?

When you’re looking for an attorney you need to choose someone right for you. I’m an expert in these matters, an aggressive litigator who will work tirelessly to give you the best representation you can get. Before you even come in and meet me, you may find some...

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Premarital Agreements

When you’re considering a major life decision like marriage, you might want to prepare yourself for any event down the road. For some people, premarital agreements, sometimes called prenuptial agreements, make sense for them. I can guide you through the process to...

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What is a marriage?

When you’re looking for an attorney to represent you, you need to make the best choice possible. I’m an expert in these matters, an alley fighter who will work tirelessly to give you the best representation you can get. Before you even come in and meet me, you may...

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Preparing For Your Divorce Case

I have been handling divorce cases in Nevada for more than 30 years. In my opinion, going through the divorce process is a stressful as losing a loved one to death. That is why you need my professional guidance to steer you through the emotional and legal pitfalls....

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Experience Counts

I am in Family Court and Criminal Court almost every day trying cases to protect the rights of people just like you. I have been doing it for over three decades in Nevada. Whether you are a citizen accused of a crime, are considering a divorce or seeking custody of...

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The New Child Custody Standard

As of October 1, 2015 there has been a major change in Nevada child custody cases. The new law creates a strong preference for Joint Physical Custody in divorce, post-divorce and paternity cases. It also changes move motions and a lot of other aspects of family law....

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The Insurance Company is Not Your Friend!

If you believe the television ads, insurance companies are lining up to pay your claim with a smiling face. Balderdash! The job of the insurance adjuster is to resolve the claim in favor of the company and pay you absolute bottom dollar. The job of a good personal...

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Your Child Custody Case

It’s all about the kids! The underlying premise of every child custody case is what is in the best interest of the children. Child custody is not about what is in your best interest. Child custody is not about what is in the other parent’s best interest. The sole...

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How A Las Vegas DUI Attorney Can Help You

First of all, stop beating yourself up. Everyone makes mistakes. All you can do from this point forward is to hire an aggressive, highly competent Las Vegas DUI Attorney to minimize the impact the case has on your life. That is where I come in! I have been...

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