The Brewer Blau Law Group recently filed a Landreth v. Malik motion to remove a husband’s tort claims against wife from civil court to be consolidated with their divorce.  The issue: Can a spouse sue the other spouse in civil court when they have a preexisting divorce action in family court which involves facts which substantially overlap those that will determine child custody and support?  The Supreme court of Nevada seems to have answered that question in Landreth. The family court should hear all matters between two parties in a meretricious (marriage like) relationship. however, consolidation in the family court is not mandatory so it is up the court to determine if a separate action survives or is merged into the divorce.

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