Archive for November, 2017

2017 Nevada Legislature Changes Venue Statute

The 2017 Nevada Legislature changed the state statute (NRS Chapter 13) related to venue. Venue is a term describing where in a jurisdiction, in this case Nevada, a legal action can or should be filed. The Legislature expands through Assembly Bill 102, subject to other consumer protection laws where a civil action can be filed, but allows a defendant in a civil action to object to the venue. Hayes and Welsh has experience handling civil matters in courts throughout Nevada. We can advise our clients on both the law and the strategy for selecting the venue for an action.

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Wage Garnishments Extended from 120 Days to 180 Days

On June 3, 2017, Nevada Senate Bill 230 was passed and signed into law. The most exciting part of this bill is that beginning on October 1, 2017, writs of garnishment for wages are now effective for 180 days, when previously they were only effective for 120 days. This will lock in a creditor’s right to garnish a debtor’s wages for an additional 60 days each time a writ of garnishment is served. The writ of garnishment will now only need to be renewed twice a year.

Are you ready to execute on a judgment? Our firm is experienced in all forms of judgment execution, including garnishment of wages and bank accounts, and the sale of real property through a sheriff sale. If you do not yet have a Nevada judgment, we can help. We are experienced at obtaining Nevada judgments and domesticating foreign state judgments to Nevada.

Megan K. Mayry McHenry, Esq.

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