Entries by Tanika Capers

Ignorance is Not Bliss – New Auto Laws

While we are close to saying goodbye to 2019, I have discovered that many may be unaware of the implementation of 4 important new auto laws in 2018. While many may say ignorance of the law is bliss, there can be consequences to that ignorance. To avoid any cost consequences to your pockets, you should […]

AUTO MECHANIC’S LIENS

A “mechanic’s lien” is a statutory lien used to secure payment of provided labor, service, material, equipment, or storage.  Most people have heard of mechanic’s liens in regards to repairs to their vehicles.  Have you ever wondered what your rights are? CAN A GARAGE KEEP MY CAR UNTIL I PAY THE BILL? Yes! If you […]

Our Love/Hate Relationship with HOAs

Homeowners have a love/hate relationship with their Homeowner Associations (HOAs).   You rarely hear someone say, “I love my HOA Board.”  The purpose of an HOA is to preserve, maintain and enhance the homes and property within the subdivision.  Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?  But not all HOAs are equal.  An HOA that regulates that neighbor with […]

ARE THERE RENT INCREASE REGULATIONS?

As we are seeing daily, construction is booming in Las Vegas.  This has led to an increase in property values and taxes, and for some tenants, an increase in rental prices.  This article addresses rent increases in dwellings under Chapter 118A and manufactured home parks under Chapter 118B of the Nevada Revised Statutes. In dwellings […]

Mental Health Pt2

Last month, we noted May is “Mental Health Month” and that Nevada has a substantial shortage of mental health professionals but ranks near last in access to mental health care (Mental Health America, 2018). News 4 and Fox 11 in Reno on February 21 of this year, ran a story by Kim Burrows, named “Nevada […]

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is “Mental Health Month” and I was surprised that not only does Nevada have a substantial shortage of mental health professionals but ranks near last in access to mental health care (Mental Health America, 2018). “We have a huge shortage of psychiatrists here in Las Vegas,” Dr. Gregory P. Brown, a psychiatrist in Las […]

GANGA AND WORK

If you don’t know what Ganga means, good for you.  It’s also known by the names, Mary Jane, Weed, Dope, Grass, Mary Jane & Reefer.  If you still don’t know what  I am speaking of…I am speaking of MARIJUANA.  Marijuana has made its way into every facet of our lives whether we want it too […]

New Tax Laws – What You Need to Know

New Tax Laws – What You Need to Know It’s been almost a year since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) brought sweeping changes to the American tax system. Sitting down to do your taxes in the next few weeks – or talking with your tax preparer – will involve tackling the most sweeping changes […]

Help During The Shutdown

As the longest shutdown in U.S. history continues, furloughed and government workers wonder can they be evicted? Can their lights be disconnected? Will their water service be shut off? Unfortunately, all these things can legally occur. But don’t fret, legislation is being introduced to protect said workers from the legal consequences of being unpaid. Nevada […]

The FIRST STEP ACT

The Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person Act or FIRST STEP Act reforms the federal prison system and seeks to reduce recidivism.  The act was signed by President Donald Trump on December 21, 2018.   The Act shall, among many provisions: allow for employees to store their firearms securely at federal prisons; restrict […]