Entries by Tanika Capers

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 […]

ARE YOU IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME TO FORECLOSURE? PART TWO

Last month, we spoke about home foreclosure. If you are about to be in the throes of the nonjudicial foreclosure process, I informed you to don’t give up because there is still hope. Have you heard of the Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program? The Foreclosure Mediation Program or “FMP” is a process where Homeowners and Lenders […]

ARE YOU IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME TO FORECLOSURE?

If your answer to the above question is yes, make sure you know your rights. When you take out a loan to purchase residential property in Nevada, you will likely sign a promissory note and a deed of trust. A promissory note is basically an IOU that contains the promise to repay the loan, as […]

Sealing Adult Criminal Records in Nevada

Nevada has one of the best criminal record sealing laws in the country. After waiting periods are met, most criminal records can be sealed (see waiting periods below). Criminal record sealing in Nevada typically takes about 4 to 6 months. If your record is sealed, it is hidden from public view. For legal purposes, it […]

Eviction Process Rules in Nevada

In Nevada, a landlord can’t begin an eviction lawsuit without first legally terminating the tenancy. This means giving the tenant written notice, as specified in the state’s termination statute. If the tenant doesn’t move (or reform—for example, by paying the rent or finding a new home for the dog), you can then file a lawsuit […]

“The Nevada Equal Rights Commission” Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Nevada state law and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct, explicitly or implicitly affects […]

Nevada…”At-Will” Employment and What It Means For You

Many people I encounter think that Nevada employers need to have a good reason to fire you, but that simply is not true. The truth is they just need to not have a “bad reason” to fire you. “At-will employment” is an employment relationship in which you may fire your employee at any time for […]

‘Nevada Pro Bono Services’

The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s Mission is to the preservation of access to justice and the provision of quality legal counsel, advice and representation for individuals who are unable to protect their rights because they cannot afford an attorney.  How this legal service is provided is through the Pro Bono Project.  The Pro […]

Divorce & Lassie

Divorce is a difficult and troubling time for most. Divorce gets especially hard when a couple has to determine what to do with Fido, Zeus or Sebastian.  The pet industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. For many Americans without children, or for even those with children, the family pet is just that – FAMILY. Thus, […]

“THE CREDIT CARD ACT OF 2009-PART II’ 12 CONSUMER PROTECTIONS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Last month, we learned about the ‘Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009’ promulgated by former President Barack Obama.   Let’s get to the nuts and bolts of what you need to know.    CARD Act highlights: 1. Limited interest rate hikes: Interest rate hikes on existing balances are allowed only under limited conditions, […]