Thursday, February 26, 2015

Jurisdictional Requirements for Domestic Violence Victims in Las Vegas

Attorney Ross Goodman
520 S 4th St,
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702) 383 – 5088
Fax: (702) 385 – 5088

Domestic violence cases are easy to file in Las Vegas, but they are not automatically accepted by the court. The plaintiff should meet several jurisdictional requirements first, before the case can be accommodated in court. Some cases are dismissed because they lack subject matter jurisdiction (as decided by the judge). If you are a defendant, make sure that you hire a A prominent domestic violence lawyer who knows if the plaintiff or your complainant do not fall under any of the following requirements:

·         The victim is your spouse/former spouse           

Victims of domestic violence who fall under this category should be 18 years old and above. It could also be an emancipated minor. The victim could also share a child with you or both of you are expecting a child.

·         The victim is a household member or a former household member       

Aside from spousal relationships, domestic violence could also happen between a parent and a daughter/son. A house helper could also become a domestic violence victim especially if they are staying in the place of the accused.

·         You and the victim are in a dating relationship 

Most domestic violence cases happen between a man and a woman. So whether they are married or not, it is still possible for domestic violence to occur in this type of relationship.

These are just a few examples of some jurisdictional factors that a judge considers to make sure that a certain case is in fact under domestic violence. 

If you are looking for an experienced lawyer that specializes in domestic violence and other criminal cases in Las Vegas, look no further. Atty. Ross C. Goodman is one of the best lawyers in his field. If you need his services, just call (702) 383 – 5088 or visit his office at 520 South 4th Street Las Vegas, NV 89101.