Nevada Legal Articles
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January 26, 2017 By Nadia von Magdenko and Associates
Think your forum selection clause will hold up in Court? Think again.
January 6, 2017 By Stacey Rocheleau, Esq.
When the judge makes a final decision you are divorced, most couples think they are. Not always in Nevada. There is a delay from the judge making a decision in court and when an order declaring the divorce final is actually filed and noticed.
Driving under the influence is one of the more common criminal offenses one can be charged with in Las Vegas. With the abundance of night spots and establishments that offer hard liquor throughout the city, there is sure to be at least one case of a DUI arrest at any given time of the day. One of the rarer instances related to these kinds of charges is boating under the influence, DUI boating, or simply BUI.
Nevada is known as a place to go for a fairly quick divorce. The catch is, you need to be legally married in order to get a legal divorce. You may think you have a “common law” marriage, but if you reside in Nevada, you don’t. Divorce lawyers know only 11 states currently recognize common law marriages, and Nevada is not one of them.
Many couples are familiar with prenuptial agreements. The recent trend of post-nups has a lot of couples wondering what is a post-nup?
When you've been injured in an accident or as the result of someone’s reckless or negligent conduct, recovery can be a slow, painful process. Your injuries may require ongoing medical treatment, while preventing you from working or engaging in activities you previously enjoyed. While you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, it is important to factor in how long it will take to completely recover, as well as any lasting impacts that may result.
Nevada law distinguishes between general and special damages in negligence (personal injury) cases. Special damages refer to direct economic loss as a result of lost wages and medical expenses, including future expenses. General damages refer to lost quality of life due to pain and suffering or long-term impairment arising from the injury.
Many clients going through a divorce debate whether to leave their home and children or to stay in a hostile relationship.
Your insurance agent may be a friendly individual and perhaps even someone with whom you socialize on occasion. But no matter how friendly or sociable your agent is, the insurance company he or she represents can be your worst enemy following a personal injury or automobile accident. Despite popular slogans and advertisements, insurance companies will routinely attempt to settle a claim for as little money as possible. After all, it is the way they make money.
Workers’ Compensation is a statutory system of providing benefits for physical harm that arises in the course and scope of (i.e., during) employment.
We are asked everyday if cheating would make a difference in a divorce outcome. It rarely effects the legal side of divorce. Here is what you need to know.
If you've been injured in an accident, one of the most important steps that you can take following the accident is to have an experienced, respected attorney represent you. A good lawyer will deal with the present while preparing for the future. From investigating a claim to filing a lawsuit, they will answer your questions and fight for a settlement that will help you heal and rebuild your life. Also, many attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis, so they only get paid if you get paid.
Photographic evidence a powerful form of evidence in any type of accident. Photos can convey pertinent information, while also providing jurors with physical, tangible evidence they can hold and view while listening to testimony or deliberating. While pictures to do not replace written reports or other testimony, they provide useful evidence to help further explain the accident and who may have caused it. As such, if involved in an accident, it is important to document it with numerous photos.
Ketosis is where the body starts breaking down “fat” for energy, instead of the regular “glucose”. This happens when a person is on a “low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet” or if the body lacks insulin or is diabetic.
Battery domestic violence is a misdemeanor case in Las Vegas Nevada. But a domestic battery by strangulation is taken more seriously and can result in a felony charge.
By Bighorn Law
Many employees have to sign "non-compete" agreements, often as a clause in initial hiring paperwork. Such clauses can throw a wrench in the hunt for new employment, and can cause you to be terminated from your new job. Here's what you need to know.
For individuals dealing with internet crimes in Las Vegas Nevada or Larceny charges, here are a few details about what this means to you.
Las Vegas is a city with many things to boast, including a growing pedestrian population. According to the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, the city has made some changes. These changes have allowed an increase in residential and commercial uses throughout the downtown area, leading to a jump in pedestrian travel.
Learn about Nevada's domestic battery laws and the penalties imposed by the state for conviction of these offenses.
Spills on walking surfaces may cause slippery surfaces.
Identifying product hazards that cause injury
Trusts typically offer claimants two options for claim review, either expedited review or individual review.
Many different types of claims can be made in an escalator injury lawsuit, depending on the circumstances of the escalator accident. An escalator accident lawsuit may be brought under negligence, strict liability, and failure to warn. The most common type of claim in cases in which a body part got caught in an escalator is for negligence.
All watercraft accidents must be reported to the National Park Service within 24 hours.
Like failure to fix known hazards; failure to follow written safety rules and processes; and every day negligence. Defective products and equipment are also often at fault.
Motorcycle safety concerns many aspects of vehicle and equipment design as well as operator skill and training that are unique to motorcycle riding.
Rape and sexual assault survivors may pursue civil remedies. There are a wide range of tort causes of action and can seek redress. Sexual assaults often happen in casinos, hotels, motels and apartments. only 3% of all sexual assault civil claims proceed to a lower court judgment and a full 97% of all cases settle before trial.
It can take a lot of information to analyze a crash. Data gathering should begin as soon as possible.
Ever since the age of the Babylonian Empire when the first substantial collection of laws were written on tablets of stone, the declaration “It Is Written” has been used to indicate that what was is indeed written is not to be questioned or contested, and is therefore the final word regarding the matter. All directives, instructions, authority, and laws are based upon written documents.
Drivers are wearing seat belts more than ever and it is resulting in the risk of being killed or severely injured in an automobile accident by at least half.
Privacy is a thing of the past, and in a matter of minutes potential employers can have the ability to access public arrest records. In fact, in 2010 73% of companies conducted a criminal background check for all candidates.
Leaving the scene of an accident with out stopping to to engage in the required procedures after an accident can lead to serious federal consequences for that driver.
When you are evaluating your financial position as you plan your estate you may well find that you have the means to set aside resources for the benefit of charitable organizations.
More and more often, the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction (often referred to as the four C's) are more serious than the direct penalties determined in court.
This article details the legal rights a cyclist has when involved in an accident with a motorist.
Car accidents are the number one cause of death among teenagers in the United States. Per mile driven, teens ages 16-19 are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal car crash than drivers over 20 years old, especially in their first year behind the wheel. It is important for teens, parents and drivers who share the road to understand these dangers and how to prevent them.
Are you convicted of a traffic law violation? A lawyer can come to your rescue in this difficult situation of yours. The lawyer after analysing your case details will acquaint you with different courses of action and their pros and cons. He will then, gather information about your case and examine the aspects of the offense charged against you.
When you serve in the military you have a unique opportunity to feather your nest for the future while you serve your country in the present.
When you engage the expertise of a good Reno estate planning attorney you can be certain that all of your bases will be covered, This is something to keep in mind if you have ever been tempted to utilize some type of estate planning download that is advertised on the Internet.
In a move that is of interest to people who are retired or planning for retirement the Social Security Administration is implementing a cost-cutting measure that is expected to save United States taxpayers approximately $1 billion over the next 10 years. Beginning in March of 2013 the practice of mailing out monthly checks in hard copy form is being discontinued.
There are those who equate the concept of the premarital agreement with the undermining of true romance, but this impression is now beginning to soften. The truth is that if all marital unions were first marriages taking place between two young adults with no children and no significant personal assets a prenuptial agreement may indeed seem unnecessary. But these days, marriage is simply not the same institution that it was in years gone by.
People generally go to the same hair stylist over a number of years once they find one they like because the stylist gets to know what the client's preferences are and he or she has had the opportunity to understand the specifics of the client's hair. This is true of estate planning as well in terms of the need for ongoing adjustments and the value in gaining an understanding of the specifics of the client's case.
The matter of estate planning is unique in that it is something that you do that is not intended to benefit you personally. When you plan your legacy you are doing it for the well being of your family members, and people who procrastinate before they take the time to consult with an estate planning lawyer to devise a plan may be losing sight of this.
Estate planning lawyers will always remind clients that they have choices when it comes to asset transfer. Simply using a last will is unnecessarily limiting, and you must consider the realities of probate because wills are intended to go through probate.
Many baby boomers grew up listening to the Rolling Stones song "Time Waits for No One." Some of them are finding out just how true this is when it comes to retirement planning. Elder law researchers are interested in the preparedness of baby boomers for retirement because so many of them are reaching their senior years at more or less the same time. There are some 10,000 people applying for Social Security every day and this will continue for a couple of decades, according to experts.
There is such a thing as living a charmed life, and a lot of people will tell you that their dogs are doing just that. Indeed, many Americans have a tendency to spoil their best friends and who can blame them? Dogs are loyal companions who provide you with endless hours of entertainment while acting as protectors.
Avoiding asset erosion is one of the primary goals of estate planning, and the most powerful source of this erosion that must be reckoned with is the federal estate tax. If you're wondering if you are going to be subject to the tax and how much your heirs will have to pay, you are not alone. And strangely enough, there is no definitive answer.
There are multiple ways to transfer your assets to your loved ones after your passing. Many people assume that a last will is the best way to pass along their legacies. Though a last will is indeed an option and a frequently used one at that, it is not your only choice and many people would say that it is not the best choice.
Most people are not opposed to paying taxes that they feel are fair and properly used, but it is very difficult to accept levies that overstep the boundaries of logic and respect for personal property. The estate tax is the target of a lot of criticism, and though it was repealed for 2010 this is a temporary repeal for just the one year.