Vol 59 – Calculating Judgment Arrearages

Just as there is more than one way to skin a cat, there is more than one way to calculate an arrearage – and it can make a big difference in the total owed. For many years, Nevada lawyers have relied on little but logic and the words of the controlling statutes, but now there is some guidance from the Nevada Supreme Court. Lawyers who represent both those who are owed money, and those who owe it, must be up on the matter to competently represent their clients’ interests.

Vol. 58 — Video Conference Rule

A legal note from Marshal Willick about the failure of court administrators to carry into effect the Nevada Supreme Court’s video and audio appearance rules (and an explanation for my lengthy hiatus). Lawyers live in a world of rules.  But there are good ones and bad...

Vol. 55 — Shrinks Gone Wild 3

A legal note from Marshal Willick about a wee bit of attempted blackmail, from those who really should know better, and what the court system should do about it. Numerous problems relating to Mental Health Professionals (“MHPs”) involved with the court...

Vol. 51 — Shrinks Gone Wild 2

A legal note from Marshal Willick about pervasive problems in Nevada with Mental Health Professionals (“MHPs”) involved with the court system. For over a year, we have been increasingly alarmed at how MHPs have been given latitude, and accorded deference, entirely out...

Vol. 48 — When Does a Divorce Actually Happen

A legal note from Marshal Willick about when a divorce actually occurs. To laymen, it seems obvious that when a judge says “I declare you divorced,” and the proverbial gavel bangs, parties are divorced.  But, as in many areas of law, it is not that simple; the law has...

Vol. 44 — JPI Violations and Contempt

A legal note from Marshal Willick on whether violation of a Joint Preliminary Injunction can constitute contempt of court, and more generally on appreciation of “place” by the folks collectively making up the justice system. A split has developed in the family court...

Vol. 43 — The Concept of Settlement

A legal note from Marshal Willick on the basic concept of settlement negotiations, and how some lawyers are not doing any service for their clients, or the courts, by adopting positions outside the scope of rationally possible results. Previously, these notes have...

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