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Holographic Wills (Not the same as a hologram)

By Lidia G. Rincon, Esq. Black’s Law Dictionary defines “Holographic Will” as “One that is entirely written, dated, and signed by hand of the testator himself.” Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 133.090 defines “Holographic Will” as “A will in which the signature, date and material provisions are written by the hand of the testator, whether or

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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

 By Lidia G. Rincon, Esq. Depression is not a normal part of aging.  Depression is a medical condition that manifests itself differently in younger and older adults.  Although treatable, depression often goes undiagnosed, especially among older adults.     According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, depression is more common in individuals who suffer from

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Program Spotlight – Pro Bono Program

At Nevada Legal Services, we also have a wide range of issues that can be addressed through the Pro Bono Program.  Family Law, Bankruptcy and Wills are some of the most common areas that our pro bono attorneys take on.  By completing an intake through our website, in person, or over the phone, we can

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Avoiding Unwanted Surprises – The No Surprise Act

Thousands of Americans face unexpected medical bills every year. Simply having health insurance is not enough for many to avoid this reality. Many hospitals have made it difficult for average Americans to determine whether they are in-network, in which their insurance will cover the expenses, or out-of-network, where the individual may be responsible for all

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‘Tis the Season for Taking

I don’t know how you feel but I feel like the phone scammers are getting more creative and their phone calls are out of control.  One day, it is the warranty center calling me to tell me my car warranty is about to expire and the next day, I learn that my social security number

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Dear TRC Counselor

Dear TRC Counselor, I moved here from out of state last winter and the unit I moved into has had so many problems.  There is a cockroach problem and there is a leak under the sink that the landlord has yet to fix properly.  When the landlord came to fix the leak, he did not

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World AIDS Day

Founded 1988, Worlds AIDS Day became the first ever global health day to celebrate and commemorate the lives, legacy, and future direction of persons living with or impacted by HIV/AIDS.  Celebrated annually on December 1st, World AIDS Day brings together individuals from differing walks and experiences with the purpose of prioritizing HIV/AIDS and health equity.

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Record Sealing Class

It may come as a surprise to learn that individuals with a criminal history may seal their criminal record. If you are interested in sealing your criminal record, the first step requires you to decipher what crimes you have been convicted of and/or charged with. To do this, you will need to obtain your Criminal

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Dear TRC Counselor,

Dear TRC Counselor, My landlord is charging me late fees during the pandemic!  Are they allowed to do this?  It is not fair for them to take thousands of dollars in rental assistance from CHAPs and then turn around and charge me 6 months of late fees that are now posted to my tenant portal.

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