LEGAL AID Guardianship Part 1 How to establish a guardianship over an adult or child
(music playing) ??? The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and the William S. Boyd School of Law have partnered for more than 14 years offering free legal information classes to the public. Our students, supervised by attorneys, teach classes on divorce, paternity, custody,.
Guardianship, bankruptcy, small claims and foreclosure. Over the course of our partnership with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, more than 45,000 people have attended our free legal education classes, learned important information on their particular legal disputes, and have gained an understanding of their rights under the law. We continually review and expand these programs.
To be responsive to changing needs in our community, and we are happy to provide them as a public service. This tutorial is part of our effort in making legal information more easily accessible to the public. ??? Welcome to the tutorial segment on establishing a guardianship in the state of Nevada. My name is April Green, and I am an attorney.
At the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, which I will call LACSN from this point forward. This community legal education tutorial is sponsored by LACSN and the William S. Boyd School of Law. The information is only intended to give general legal information about court rules, procedures and Nevada law. Nevada guardianship law can be found in Chapter 159 of the Nevada Revised Statutes.
The information given cannot take the place of a private attorney, however. You may contact the Legal Aid Center at 702.386.1070, extension 155, for an opportunity to sign up for a free 15minute consultation with a family law attorney to answer any questions you may have about your particular case. Before we begin, I would like to give you.
More general information about our program. The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, along with the William S. Boyd School of Law, provides inperson legal education classes on the subject of guardianship once per week in LasÂ Vegas. You may call the Legal Aid Center at 702.386.1070 and follow the prompts regarding the classes and to obtain more information about the location,.
Time and dates of the guardianship classes. The classes are free of charge to the public. After the class, you will be given information on how to apply for a free attorney, free legal representation, in your uncontested guardianship case. We only are able to provide attorneys in uncontested cases. If someone is likely to object to your guardianship thereby making it a contested guardianship case,.
Webinar How to Represent Yourself in Family Court
This is Billie Tarascio with Access Legal Modern Law. I am so excited to be here with you today for an upcoming webinar and, before we begin, I just wanna tell you a bit about me and what I do and what Modern Law does and what Access Legal does. I am a family law attorney here in Arizona. I’ve been practicing family law for the last 10 years. I absolutely love it and I am the owner of the family law firm Modern Law. Within my work that I do at Modern Law it’s become very clear that the vast majority of people are representing themselves and there are not enough resources out there for people who are representing themselves. In fact, it’s between 80 and 90% of you who are representing.
Yourselves in family court. Access Legal is a company that was created out of Modern Law to bring law firm resources available to you, the public, who are representing yourself. And one of the things that we are going to do is be offering these webinars. Today’s webinar for instance is on how to represent yourself in family court. And, I will warn you, it is an actionpacked hour of a tone of information; it is definitely a highlevel view of everything that you can expect to have happened in your family law case. As we move forward in the future we will have other webinars that are more specific, will drill down into the specifics of the.
Different areas and really answer your questions. Feel free to ask questions as we go and, if you have other webinars that you want to hear or questions that were not answered, feel free to reach out to me, either through Modern Law or through Access Legal. A little bit about Access Legal is that Access Legal is a legal doc prep entity. What that means is that it makes law firm resources available to you, including documents. And the same documents that we use within Modern Law have been made available to you through a very easy questionandanswer format on the Access Legal website at a fraction of the cost of working with an attorney. It’s really an outstanding resource that we are.
Very excited to offer and if you have more questions on that, let me know, but feel free to check out that website, the family law forum, the articles and the webinars. Thank you so much and we will get started. Today we’re going to be mostly focused on the process, which is long and not really easy. But we’ll also talk about the substantive law with regards to custody and divorce, because it does look like thatâ€”based on the pollâ€”that’s something that affects everyone. Let’s start at the beginning. The beginning is before you file or before you’re served. If you know that you are going to be facing a family law issueâ€”because you’re either facing.
A divorce or you’ve had a child out of wedlockâ€”before you go to the court house, there’s some things that you should do. We should determine what your objectives are; what is most important to you. This means really thinking about what your life is going to look like in 3 years. How do you see a custody arrangement working out? How do you see a parenting plan working for you and your children? Andâ€”everyone can still hear me, right? There are some people who are saying they can’t. Oh yeah, people are saying they can. Ok, fabulous! So, we’re going to look at what are the main issues. Do you want to stay in your own house? Do you want to continue being a mostly stayathome parent? Are you looking for financial security?.
What are your most important objectives and your biggest fears? The next thing that I’m gonna ask you to doâ€”after you really think about what your life looks like here in the next 3 years, 2 years, one yearâ€”is to gather your resources. The process of going through a family law case is long and hard. It’s a marathon, it’s not a sprint. I’m gonna ask you to really gather your resourcesâ€”both emotional and financialâ€”so that you can make the best determinations about how to achieve your objectives and set the correct expectation. How do you anticipate the opposing party will respond? Is it possible for the two of you to work together to come up with some solutions that.
Work for you? Because the bottom line is, as a family, if you’re not in a family court system, you decide how your family is going to operate. There is no statutes, there is no government, there is no one involved telling you how you are going to run your family. You can continue to have that only if you and the opposing party can agree on how your family will continue to operate after your breakup or your divorce. If that’s not the caseâ€”if you’re not able to come to an agreementâ€”then the statutes and rules apply and they will determine how your family is going to run. It’s usually not the best position for people to be in, so if there is any way for you and your opposing party to work it.