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Kurt A. Smith

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Divorce & Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law

Kurt Smith is the founder of Smith Legal Group. His practice focuses on family law, commercial litigation, personal injury, insurance law, corporate l... (more)

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Patricia L. Vaccarino

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Divorce & Family Law, Child Custody, Accident & Injury, Estate, Wills & Probate

Patricia L. Vaccarino is a practicing lawyer in the state of Nevada. Attorney Vaccarino received her J.D. from Pace University School of Law in 1990.

Sean Michael Tanko Lawyer

Sean Michael Tanko

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Estate, Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills & Probate, Guardianships & Conservatorships
Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration

For almost a decade, the Law office of Sean M. Tanko has advised residents of Las Vegas, Reno, and neighboring cities who have come to us for estate p... (more)

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Shelley D. Krohn

Wills & Probate, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Civil & Human Rights, Bankruptcy
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Tracy M. Rau

Divorce & Family Law, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Juvenile Law
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Joseph W. Riccio

Guardianships & Conservatorships
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Brian J. Steinberg

Prenuptial Agreements, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Child Custody, Divorce & Family Law
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Marshal Shawn Willick

Family Law, Child Custody, Property & Casualty, Accident & Injury
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Anthony M. Wright

Child Custody, Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Accident & Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  17 Years

Shirley A. Derke

Wills & Probate, Trusts, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships
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LEGAL TERMS

GUARDIAN AD LITEM

A person, not necessarily a lawyer, who is appointed by a court to represent and protect the interests of a child or an incapacitated adult during a lawsuit. Fo... (more...)
A person, not necessarily a lawyer, who is appointed by a court to represent and protect the interests of a child or an incapacitated adult during a lawsuit. For example, a guardian ad litem (GAL) may be appointed to represent the interests of a child whose parents are locked in a contentious battle for custody, or to protect a child's interests in a lawsuit where there are allegations of child abuse. The GAL may conduct interviews and investigations, make reports to the court and participate in court hearings or mediation sessions. Sometimes called court-appointed special advocates (CASAs).

PATERNITY SUIT

A lawsuit to determine the identity of the father of a child born outside of marriage, and to provide for the support of the child once the identity of the fath... (more...)
A lawsuit to determine the identity of the father of a child born outside of marriage, and to provide for the support of the child once the identity of the father has been determined.

INJUNCTION

A court decision that is intended to prevent harm--often irreparable harm--as distinguished from most court decisions, which are designed to provide a remedy fo... (more...)
A court decision that is intended to prevent harm--often irreparable harm--as distinguished from most court decisions, which are designed to provide a remedy for harm that has already occurred. Injunctions are orders that one side refrain from or stop certain actions, such as an order that an abusive spouse stay away from the other spouse or that a logging company not cut down first-growth trees. Injunctions can be temporary, pending a consideration of the issue later at trial (these are called interlocutory decrees or preliminary injunctions). Judges can also issue permanent injunctions at the end of trials, in which a party may be permanently prohibited from engaging in some conduct--for example, infringing a copyright or trademark or making use of illegally obtained trade secrets. Although most injunctions order a party not to do something, occasionally a court will issue a 'mandatory injunction' to order a party to carry out a positive act--for example, return stolen computer code.

ACKNOWLEDGED FATHER

The biological father of a child born to an unmarried couple who has been established as the father either by his admission or by an agreement between him and t... (more...)
The biological father of a child born to an unmarried couple who has been established as the father either by his admission or by an agreement between him and the child's mother. An acknowledged father must pay child support.

NEXT FRIEND

A person, usually a relative, who appears in court on behalf of a minor or incompetent plaintiff, but who is not a party to the lawsuit. For example, children a... (more...)
A person, usually a relative, who appears in court on behalf of a minor or incompetent plaintiff, but who is not a party to the lawsuit. For example, children are often represented in court by their parents as 'next friends.'

PETITIONER

A person who initiates a lawsuit. A synonym for plaintiff, used almost universally in some states and in others for certain types of lawsuits, most commonly div... (more...)
A person who initiates a lawsuit. A synonym for plaintiff, used almost universally in some states and in others for certain types of lawsuits, most commonly divorce and other family law cases.

MISREPRESENTATION

A lie by one spouse before marriage that provides grounds for an annulment. For example, if a spouse failed to mention that he was still married or was incapabl... (more...)
A lie by one spouse before marriage that provides grounds for an annulment. For example, if a spouse failed to mention that he was still married or was incapable of having children, he has misrepresented himself.

STEPCHILD

A child born to your spouse before your marriage whom you have not legally adopted. If you adopt the child, he or she is legally treated just like a biological ... (more...)
A child born to your spouse before your marriage whom you have not legally adopted. If you adopt the child, he or she is legally treated just like a biological offspring. Under the Uniform Probate Code, followed in some states, a stepchild belongs in the same class as a biological child and will inherit property left 'to my children.' In other states, a stepchild is not treated like a biological child unless he or she can prove that the parental relationship was established when he or she was a minor and that adoption would have occurred but for some legal obstacle.

GUARDIANSHIP

A legal relationship created by a court between a guardian and his ward--either a minor child or an incapacitated adult. The guardian has a legal right and duty... (more...)
A legal relationship created by a court between a guardian and his ward--either a minor child or an incapacitated adult. The guardian has a legal right and duty to care for the ward. This may involve making personal decisions on his or her behalf, managing property or both. Guardianships of incapacitated adults are more typically called conservatorships .

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Ogawa v. Ogawa

... OPINION. PER CURIAM. This appeal involves an international child custody dispute and divorce action between appellant, who resides in Japan with the parties' three children, and respondent, who lives in Henderson, Nevada. ...

Rivero v. Rivero

... The district court dismissed the motion. Less than one year later, Ms. Rivero brought a motion to modify child custody and support. ... It argues that such definitions will provide much needed clarity and certainty in child custody law. ...

In re NJ

... In another section of the ICWA, the evidentiary standard issue is addressed more directly: [i]n any case where State or Federal law applicable to a child custody proceeding under State or Federal law provides a higher standard of protection to the rights of the parent or [Native ...

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