How to calculate time for filing a response in Nevada:
When served with legal paperwork in Nevada that requires a response, a party must know when the response is due and how to calculate the time for that response. Nevada has a clear defined rule on the calculation of time which can be located at Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure 6 aka a NRCP 6. NRCP 6 states that if the period to file a response is less than eleven (11) days, the intermediate Saturdays, Sundays, and non judicial days are not included in the calculation. If the time for response is more than eleven days, those days would be included. Where the document requiring a response is sent by mail or electronic means, the rules specifically allows for an additional three days for filing a response. NRCP 6(e). Further the day that the act, event or default occurs from when the period of time is to start is not to be included in the calculation. For a complete text of NRCP 6, please see the following link: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/courtrules/nrcp.html. This provision applies in Nevada’s District Courts only only and should not be relied upon for the calculation of time in a court room or state other than Nevada District Court.
If you are uncertain about the required response time in your case or how to calculate a response time, you should speak with an attorney. If you fail to file a response in a timely manner, a default or other repercussions could occur which may have an impact on your case.
This article is not meant to be all-inclusive or a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney in your own jurisdiction. If you are involved in a legal matter and have questions, you should contact a competent attorney in your own jurisdiction.
K. Beth Luna, Esq. is licensed in Tennessee, Florida and Nevada. The information provided is based upon Nevada law only. If you are looking for information for another jurisdiction, please contact an attorney in that area. The Luna Law Firm handles child custody matters on a regular basis in the Reno, Carson, Nevada area.
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