What is Quiet Title?
What is it “quiet title”? Why do you have to do it? When we talk about quiet title, it has to do with real estate and as you may know, we do a lot of real estate related litigation and transactions at our firm, so this comes up quite frequently and we’ve litigated hundreds of […]May 8, 2020
How Divorce Impacts a Marital Trust
Something that has come up recently is the impact of divorce on a marital trust. In the trusts that we do at Morris Law Center, there is a section within the trust that lays out in general what happens in a divorce situation. This section is compliant with Nevada law, both the case law and […]May 1, 2020
Litigation Series Part 4: When Does Litigation End?
We are wrapping up our four-part litigation series here with the question “When does it end?” We already talked about filing a complaint and the time to answer the complaint in part one. Then, in part two we talked about the discovery process, which includes depositions and written questions to the other side as well […]April 24, 2020
Litigation Series Part 3: What is a Dispositive Motion?
We’re continuing our litigation series by talking about dispositive motions. What does a dispositive motion mean? A dispositive motion is a motion that you file generally at the end of discovery. After you’ve already obtained all the facts and documents and information you can from the other side and you think that you can win […]April 17, 2020
Can I have a Gun Trust in Nevada?
The simple answer is yes. A Gun Trust is a classified as a special purpose trust, meaning a trust set up to handle specific assets, such as guns, that may have more rules/regulations than ordinary assets. There are a couple things to consider when thinking about a Gun Trust. First, the trustee of the trust and any successor […]April 16, 2020
Litigation Series Part 2: What is Discovery?
Today we’re continuing our litigation series with “What is discovery?” When we jump into the question, what is the discovery process? The reason I mentioned this is because it is part of the litigation process. It’s what happens after you file your complaint. You serve it on the other side, the other side answers. And […]April 10, 2020
Landlord Maintenance and Unpaid Rent During COVID-19
There are many uncertainties surfacing during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the main areas of concern for Landlords and Tenants alike is how to fulfill their contractual obligations while navigating the very real impacts of C-19. If you are a Tenant, you may be wondering if you need to pay rent – the answer is […]April 8, 2020
Does the novel coronavirus allow a commercial tenant to avoid paying rent — or terminate a lease — without penalty in Nevada?
The novel coronavirus is impacting life throughout much of the world right now. Nevada’s Governor Sisolak declared a state of emergency on March 12, 2020. As part of that, the Governor began taking other administrative steps in an attempt to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus which causes the Covid-19 disease. On March 29, […]April 7, 2020
Litigation Series Part 1: When Does Litigation Start?
This is the first blog of a 4-part series on litigation. We’re going to begin here with the question When does litigation start? That’s a frequently asked question. And then the second part of this series we’ll talk about discovery and the discovery process. Third part of this series, we’re going to talk about what […]April 6, 2020
Attorney Liens in California vs. Attorney Liens in Nevada
Attorney liens are completely different in California than they are in Nevada. In Nevada and most states, attorney liens are generally creatures of statute. In California, they are entirely governed by contract with case law and ethical rules providing some limits, generally in a client’s favor. See e.g. Carroll v. Interstate Brands Corp., 99 Cal. App. 4th […]March 31, 2020