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Michael Becker

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Criminal, DUI-DWI, Immigration, Accident & Injury, Family Law
Criminal defense, immigration, personal injury and family law attorney in Nevada

Las Vegas lawyer Michael Becker has over twenty-two years of experience. He practices criminal defense, immigration law, family law, and personal inju... (more)

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Stacy Rocheleau

Divorce & Family Law, Car Accident
10 plus years of divorce, family law experience

My legal career started as an associate attorney for a local Las Vegas law firm, which did not last long due to my unmistakable streak of independence... (more)

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Alex B. Ghibaudo

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Divorce & Family Law, Child Custody, Divorce, Criminal, Accident & Injury
Practicing the Art of Law

Practicing the Art of Law Mr. Ghibaudo is the sole owner of Alex B. Ghibaudo, PC. Mr. Ghibaudo is originally from Southern California. After gradua... (more)

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Michael I. Gowdey

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Criminal, Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family Law, DUI-DWI, White Collar Crime
Tough, experienced, hard nosed lawyer who will fight for you, guaranteed.

The Law Offices of Michael I. Gowdey, Ltd. is a full-service boutique law firm specializing in Criminal Defense, Personal Injury and Divorce and Famil... (more)

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Martin W. Hart

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Criminal, DUI-DWI, Felony, Traffic, Domestic Violence & Neglect

Nevada defense Attorney Martin W. Hart understands that certain criminal charges carry severe consequences for individuals and their families. Whether... (more)

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Nadin Jeannine Cutter Lawyer

Nadin Jeannine Cutter

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Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Business, Divorce
Nadin Cutter, Esq. specializes in business litigation, family law, and personal injury litigation.

Ms. Cutter greatly enjoys being an attorney and practices in the field of business litigation, family law (divorce & custody), and personal injury. By... (more)

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Darius F. Rafie

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Accident & Injury, Business, Real Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Insurance

Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, 1967; admitted to Nevada Bar 1997; admitted to Utah Bar 1996; admitted to practice in the United States District Court. Ed... (more)

Michael Vicente Castillo Lawyer

Michael Vicente Castillo

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Criminal, Business, Divorce & Family Law, Accident & Injury, Real Estate

As a former extern with the Clark County District Attorney's Office, he learned firsthand how “the other side” prosecutes cases. Now he's able to... (more)

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Peter B. Mortenson

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Accident & Injury, Business, Real Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Litigation

Born in American Fork, Utah, 1967; admitted to Nevada Bar 1995; admitted to practice in the United States District Court. Education: Brigham Young Un... (more)

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Jerome R. Bowen

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JEROME R. BOWEN was born in Denver, Colorado on May 22, 1963. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from University of Utah in 1988. During which... (more)

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LEGAL TERMS

OPEN ADOPTION

An adoption in which there is some degree of contact between the birthparents and the adoptive parents and sometimes with the child as well. As opposed to most ... (more...)
An adoption in which there is some degree of contact between the birthparents and the adoptive parents and sometimes with the child as well. As opposed to most adoptions in which birth and adoption records are sealed by court order, open adoptions allow the parties to decide how much contact the adoptive family and the birthparents will have.

CASE

A term that most often refers to a lawsuit -- for example, 'I filed my small claims case.' 'Case' also refers to a written decision by a judge -- or for an appe... (more...)
A term that most often refers to a lawsuit -- for example, 'I filed my small claims case.' 'Case' also refers to a written decision by a judge -- or for an appellate case, a panel of judges. For example, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing abortion is commonly referred to as the Roe v. Wade case. Finally, the term also describes the evidence a party submits in support of her position -- for example, 'I have made my case' or ''My case-in-chief' has been completed.'

CONFINEMENT IN PRISON

In most states with fault divorce, grounds for a spouse not in prison to obtain a fault divorce if the other spouse has been imprisoned for a certain number of ... (more...)
In most states with fault divorce, grounds for a spouse not in prison to obtain a fault divorce if the other spouse has been imprisoned for a certain number of years.

COMPLAINT

Papers filed with a court clerk by the plaintiff to initiate a lawsuit by setting out facts and legal claims (usually called causes of action). In some states a... (more...)
Papers filed with a court clerk by the plaintiff to initiate a lawsuit by setting out facts and legal claims (usually called causes of action). In some states and in some types of legal actions, such as divorce, complaints are called petitions and the person filing is called the petitioner. To complete the initial stage of a lawsuit, the plaintiff's complaint must be served on the defendant, who then has the opportunity to respond by filing an answer. In practice, few lawyers prepare complaints from scratch. Instead they use -- and sometimes modify -- pre-drafted complaints widely available in form books.

HEARING

In the trial court context, a legal proceeding (other than a full-scale trial) held before a judge. During a hearing, evidence and arguments are presented in an... (more...)
In the trial court context, a legal proceeding (other than a full-scale trial) held before a judge. During a hearing, evidence and arguments are presented in an effort to resolve a disputed factual or legal issue. Hearings typically, but by no means always, occur prior to trial when a party asks the judge to decide a specific issue--often on an interim basis--such as whether a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction should be issued, or temporary child custody or child support awarded. In the administrative or agency law context, a hearing is usually a proceeding before an administrative hearing officer or judge representing an agency that has the power to regulate a particular field or oversee a governmental benefit program. For example, the Federal Aviation Board (FAB) has the authority to hold hearings on airline safety, and a state Worker's Compensation Appeals Board has the power to rule on the appeals of people whose applications for benefits have been denied.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE

An order from a judge that directs a party to come to court and convince the judge why she shouldn't grant an action proposed by the other side or by the judge ... (more...)
An order from a judge that directs a party to come to court and convince the judge why she shouldn't grant an action proposed by the other side or by the judge on her own (sua sponte). For example, in a divorce, at the request of one parent a judge might issue an order directing the other parent to appear in court on a particular date and time to show cause why the first parent should not be given sole physical custody of the children. Although it would seem that the person receiving an order to show cause is at a procedural disadvantage--she, after all, is the one who is told to come up with a convincing reason why the judge shouldn't order something--both sides normally have an equal chance to convince the judge to rule in their favor.

BRIEF

A document used to submit a legal contention or argument to a court. A brief typically sets out the facts of the case and a party's argument as to why she shoul... (more...)
A document used to submit a legal contention or argument to a court. A brief typically sets out the facts of the case and a party's argument as to why she should prevail. These arguments must be supported by legal authority and precedent, such as statutes, regulations and previous court decisions. Although it is usually possible to submit a brief to a trial court (called a trial brief), briefs are most commonly used as a central part of the appeal process (an appellate brief). But don't be fooled by the name -- briefs are usually anything but brief, as pointed out by writer Franz Kafka, who defined a lawyer as 'a person who writes a 10,000 word decision and calls it a brief.'

MINOR

In most states, any person under 18 years of age. All minors must be under the care of a competent adult (parent or guardian) unless they are 'emancipated'--in ... (more...)
In most states, any person under 18 years of age. All minors must be under the care of a competent adult (parent or guardian) unless they are 'emancipated'--in the military, married or living independently with court permission. Property left to a minor must be handled by an adult until the minor becomes an adult under the laws of the state where he or she lives.

WRONGFUL DEATH RECOVERIES

After a wrongful death lawsuit, the portion of a judgment intended to compensate a plaintiff for having to live without a deceased person. The compensation is i... (more...)
After a wrongful death lawsuit, the portion of a judgment intended to compensate a plaintiff for having to live without a deceased person. The compensation is intended to cover the earnings and the emotional comfort and support the deceased person would have provided.