Case List (Pro Bono Opportunities)

CASES AVAILABLE FOR PLACEMENT

Please contact Edith Zarate at (775) 284-3491 x 237 or ezarate@nlslaw.net to take a Pro Bono Case in the North or Heather Barrow at (702) 386-0404 x 170 or hbarrow@nlslaw.net to take a Pro Bono Case in the South.

  • Southern Nevada Cases

Custody/Divorce:
20-0096161: Counsel and Advice: Client is requesting assistance with a divorce. Client married 6/2017 in Florida. Client separated end of 8/2020 and moved to Florida 9/2020. Client’s wife is threatening husband, she moved in with millionaire boyfriend. Says boyfriend can make his life miserable. Wife has a temporary green card and she needs to refile to renew card and is threatening him if he doesn’t refile for her. Client is a victim of domestic violence, he has reports. Client’s wife says her boyfriend is involved in Italian mafia and if he doesn’t help her, he can end up dead and it look like an accident. Client was scared so he moved to Las Vegas. Client wants a divorce, they have no kids, no community property, and no debt.
20-0096214: Client is requesting assistance with custody for her child. Client was never married, father is on the birth certificate. Client has no agreement at the moment, client and father of child broke up last year. Client has a verbal agreement with the father. Father has their child Thursday to Sunday. Client is open to 50/50 but wants to talk to an attorney. Father doesn’t pay child support.
20-0096566: Counsel and Advice: Client is requesting assistance with custody of her 9 year old son. Client has had her son with her for the past two years. Client moved to Las Vegas in 2017. There was an open child support case where client was paying child support to her ex-husband, since he had their son at the time. They closed the case and client was no longer paying child support. In 2018, ex-husband had asked client to take their son, as he no longer had a place to keep him. Currently, their custody paperwork says that the ex-husband has full physical custody and they have joint legal custody. Lately, they have been disagreeing on pick ups and drop offs, and client’s ex-husband made a comment about taking their son and not coming back, so she wants the paperwork to reflect the current custody.
20-0096712: Counsel and Advice: Client is requesting assistance with custody. Client would like her current custody paperwork modified, due to some issues that have occurred with the father of the children. Client states her son has eczema, asthma, and a hole in his heart. Client claims the father called to inform her that her son’s legs were bleeding due to the eczema, and all he did was put ointment on it. She claims he moved in with his current girlfriend and didn’t provide her with the address. She said every time she Facetime’s with her kids, they’re always naked and her daughter has been asking for a pillow and blanket, leading the client to believe the father doesn’t have these items in his home. She has stated that she has pictures of the girlfriend inappropriately touching her son. Client states father has multiple outstanding charges in North Dakota, where they were previously living. Client would also like assistance with getting her 6 year old daughter back. Client’s mother was given temporary custody of her child in 2015 because she hadn’t had a home or car. Client had a custody hearing on 10/22/2020.
20-0096828: Client is requesting assistance with a divorce. Client had to leave Nevada due to her abusive husband. Client’s adult child picked her up and moved her to Denver, Colorado. Client claims they have no children together, no debt, only a home that is in both of their names in Las Vegas. Client’s husband was physically abusive and threatened to kill her and himself if she left. Client would like 50/50 on her husband’s benefits. Husband received social security disability and an iron worker pension.
20-0096907: Client is requesting assistance with custody and divorce. Client has three children with husband. Client and husband have no debts, no assets. Client would like primary physical and father with visitations. Client states father is agreeing with custody as father has kids on weekends.
20-0096920 Counsel and Advice: Client is requesting assistance with custody of her child. Father is not on birth certificate. Father has temporary primary custody, client is allowed to see child on the weekends. Order was established last year. Client wants to modify the custody order, would like 50/50 and client would like to be primary parent. Client doesn’t pay child support. Client would like more time with her daughter.
20-0096932 (LIVES IN OVERTON): Counsel and Advice: Client is requesting assistance with a divorce and custody client married in 2003 in Las Vegas. Client is also requesting assistance with custody of their 5 kids, father is on birth certificate. Client hasn’t filed anything with the court. Client and husband have a home together both are on mortgage client and kids stayed in the home husband left. They have two paid off vehicles both on their names. Client and wife have a credit card debt together of $3,700. Client would like 50/50 custody and client would take the credit card debt. Client wants to keep the home.
20-0096963: Client is requesting assistance with a divorce. Client was 16 years old when she got married in Texas. Client separated from her husband in 1990. Client wants a divorce because she has issues getting benefits because she put married on her applications. Husband lives in Texas, client tried to file on her own two years ago but she suffered from a brain tumor and was not able to continue. Client has no property with husband, no debts, they do have two adult kids. Husband is agreeing with the divorce, client knows how to get in contact with him.
20-0097033 Counsel and Advice: Client is requesting assistance with a divorce and custody. Client married in 2019, separated 8/2020. Client has two kids with husband. Client left husband because he became abusive and went back to using meth. Client has a credit card in the amount of $1,900.00 and two vehicles that still have payments. Client filed documents pro se but they were sent back to her because she didn’t filed correctly. Client wants sole custody and father to have supervised visits and drug testing.
20-0097055: Client is requesting assistance with custody. Client wasn’t married to mother of the child. Child is currently with the mother. Client separated from mother of child 9/2020, client isn’t on birth certificate. Mother of child put a restraining order for DV on 10/5/2020. Client claims he didn’t hit her. Client is requesting full custody and child support, client claims mother does drugs and child isn’t safe with her. Nothing has been filed to date.
20-0097112: Counsel and Advice: Client is requesting assistance with a divorce. Client has three children with ex, but isn’t requesting assistance with custody as they were originally going to do joint custody, but father of children stated he knew he would be unable to take them and gave her full custody. She allows the youngest to see his father, as he still wants to, but the other two children want nothing to do with father. Father sees son Friday through Sunday am. Client states ex is mentally unstable. She has text messages where he threatened to kill himself, stating he would rather die than divorce her. Client also stated that youngest daughter and son have both witnessed the father trying to hurt himself. She said ex is currently on anxiety medication, doesn’t work, lives with his brother, and has no means to support the children. Client would like spousal support but knows with ex not working that it might be difficult to get.
20-0097113: Counsel and Advice: Client is requesting assistance with a divorce. Client stated that wife forced him out of their house 8/19/2020. He had no job, no income, and she wouldn’t allow him to take anything, so he moved in with his daughter in Hawaii temporarily. Client states there is a trust with all of their assets. He said there is also a joint bank account, but he’s afraid to put any kind of funds in there as she removes the funds and puts them into a separate account that the client doesn’t have access to. He also is unable to access the trust documents as it’s in a safe in the house in Vegas. Client states that his wife is on anxiety medication and gives her mood swings. He said there was domestic violence towards him one time when she was on said medication. Client would like a divorce to be able to get half of what is owed to him, he would also like access to the items he can’t get in his home.
20-0097123: Client is requesting assistance with custody. Client has gone through case management meeting with the moderator, and he stated that the moderator didn’t let him speak, listened to mother of the child, and granted her temporary custody. Client has a hearing in front of the judge on 2/9/2021. Client stated he’s a victim of DV and mother of child was arrested 3 times. Client would like full custody and for mother to have visitation.
20-0097149:Counsel and advice: Client is requesting assistance with custody. Client has primary physical custody of her daughter since 2017, father has visitation once a week. Father picked up child for his scheduled visit on 10/15/2020 and didn’t return the child. Client called the police and went to the home, but the father refused to open the door. The police informed her they can’t force the father to come out of the house. Client is worried and scared for her daughter. Client filed documents pro se recently.
20-0097369: Client is requesting assistance with a divorce. Client married 1995, separate the day husband was arrested for child molestation. Client’s husband was sentenced to 35 years to life in prison. Client has a home, both names are on the loan and there are no other debts. Client doesn’t know what prison husband is in.
20-0097489: Client is requesting assistance with a divorce. Client married 4/5/2018, separated 1/2020. Client has two kids, father is on birth certificate. Client is a victim of domestic violence. Client has no assets with husband, but there is a repossessed vehicle from 1/2020, amount owed is $10,000. Husband hasn’t been in contact with kids. Client would like primary custody and to give father visitation rights. Client would like to receive child support. Client also wants help with VAWA, client is DACA at the moment.
20-0097541: Client is requesting assistance with child support. Father of child was voluntarily paying child support of $400/month, there is no court order. Father started to pay last year and stopped a month ago. He claims that he needs the money to get out of debt and no longer needs to pay her. Father was seeing child on the weekends. Client filed documents pro se 11/5/2020.
20-0097544: Client is requesting assistance with a divorce. Married May 2015 and spouse kicked him out of the house 9/2020. Client claims he received 7 screenshots of divorce paperwork but was never served. Client would like assistance with this matter and obtaining spousal support.
20-0097586: Client is requesting assistance with divorce and custody. Client married 2015, separated 2019. Client filed pro se July 2020, husband responded and there is a phone interview on 12/23/2020. Client is requesting joint custody, father is requesting sole custody. Client has three kids with husband. There is a home under the client’s name, husband signed a quit claim deed. They have two cars, both in their names. There is also a credit card from Kohl’s in collections. Client would like to keep home, husband never helped with payments. Client would like primary physical and husband visitations.
20-0097711: Client is requesting assistance with child support. Client is elderly and disabled, his only source of income is social security disability. Client is supposed to receive $1,100/month, but child support takes $500 out of his checks. Client’s daughter is an adult, 47 years old. Client claims support order was from Detroit, Michigan, client last received a letter from the support office stating he still owed $3,000 in arrears. Client has tried speaking to representatives but can’t get help. Client’s only income left after everything is $400, he is scared he’s going to be evicted from senior living because he is behind. Client asked adult daughter if mother was still receiving child support and daughter informed him mother hasn’t received support in years.
20-0097729: Client is requesting assistance with getting her son back. Client and father of child separated in 2019 and father moved to Texas. On 5/21/2020, client took child to father in Texas, father of child met them at airport. Father was supposed to provide an address, never sent one. Father of child changed his phone number and she can’t get a hold of her child. She panicked and called police, but police informed her since there was no custody order that they couldn’t get involved. Client hasn’t spoken to her child since 11/13/2020. Father is claiming client abandoned her child, but he hasn’t filed anything.
20-0097737: Client is seeking assistance with divorce, custody, and child support. Client married husband 11/10/2005 and separated 11/26/2020. Client has 4 kids with husband. Husband is on birth certificates. Client and husband have debt together, client claims husband’s debt is with a debt consolidator. Client owes $2,000. They have stocks together worth around $3,000. Client’s husband is a veteran and a truck driver, he makes around $6,600/month. Client would like primary physical custody and husband visitations. Client would like child support and also wants to see if she can get spousal support.
20-0097740: Client is requesting assistance with custody of her child. Father is on birth certificate. Client and father of child were never married. There is no custody order in place and client wants to relocate to CA. Client had a verbal agreement, client has child all week and father on the weekends. Father threatens client when she goes to pick up the child requesting money from her, etc. Client would like primary physical custody and child support and would like to relocate to CA because her family is out there. Son is autistic and wants the benefits that are offered in CA.
20-0097894: Client is requesting assistance with custody of her 7 year old son. Client said that she and father of the child were granted temporary custody prior to the discovery they had on 12/16/2020. Client states that current custody order is trading child off every two weeks and switching off holidays. She claims that father of the child makes decisions without consulting her and is unwilling to provide child support. Client would like primary custody, since the father lives in CA and goes back there every time he doesn’t have son, and would like to receive child support, as she says father of child makes more than her. She would at least like the child with her during school, as she says he’s currently not doing well.
20-0097908: Client is requesting assistance with custody of her two kids. Father is on birth certificate. Client separated from father of the children in 2013, father of children moved to CA. Father of the children has had no contact with the kids and recently called threatening to take the kids to live with him because boys need to be with their father. Client wants primary physical custody. Father has never paid child support because he has never worked.
20-0097931: Client is requesting assistance with a motion to set aside a divorce and custody of her 7 year old daughter. Client claims the divorce was done fraudulently and would like assistance. Client hasn’t seen in her daughter in at least two years.
Guardianship:
20-0095603: Client is seeking assistance with adult guardianship for her elderly uncle. Client’s uncle suffers from dementia. Uncle recently moved in with client and her father because her uncle was not able to live alone anymore. Client is trying to help her uncle with social security, medicaid, etc., but is not able because she has no POA or guardianship. Uncle has no kids and isn’t married.
20-0096640: Client is requesting assistance with adult guardianship for his son. Client was advised to obtain guardianship by his school. Client’s son has severe autism.

  • Northern Nevada Cases

WASHOE COUNTY


20-0097084 Divorce w/Minor Children: Client would like representation in a divorce matter with one minor child. Client and other party filed a joint petition in which other party withdrew because he was advised to seek primary physical custody so that client would have to pay child support. Other party has hired counsel. Client seeks joint legal and physical custody of the parties 12 year old daughter.

20-0097502 Consumer: Client is seeking advice in a consumer issue. Client purchased a vehicle, gave several thousand as a down payment. There was an issue with the battery that resulted in dispute between the client, dealership and loan company. Client failed to have a GPS tracker installed on the car and was later pulled over, arrested and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle. Client would like to know if he is entitled to a refund of the down payment provided to the dealership.

LYON

20-0097159 Adult Guardianship: Client is the current guardian for her adult disabled son. Client is getting older and is unable to continue to take care of her son. She would like advice and guidance on admitting him into an assisted living facility.

ELKO


20-0097336 Bankruptcy Ch. 7: Client would like representation in filing a bankruptcy chapter 7. Clients income is from employment. Has credit card and medical debt estimated at $40K.


HUMBOLDT


20-0097227 Adult Guardianship: Client seeks representation in obtaining Guardianship over her 90 year old mother who suffers from dementia. Mother is currently in the assisted living unit inside the Humboldt General Hospital after having pneumonia. Clients medical power of attorney over mother was ignored and social services obtained some sort of legal control over her mother. Client has not been able to see her mother and all she wants is to bring her home to care for her.


20-0096917 Custody: Client is seeking advice on how to proceed with a custody case in which she has requested sole legal and physical custody of her 1 year old son. Child’s father has mental issues and needs to be supervised around child. Client is constantly being harassed and following by the father’s parents who are also seeking guardianship over the child.