In Landreth v. Malik, the Nevada Supreme Court determined that Nevada family court judges have the power to hear other types of cases besides family cases, however, only family court can hear family court cases. Once a default has been entered but the defaulted party secures an extension of time, a new notice of intent to default must be sent to that party if they again fail to timely respond:
Accordingly, because we conclude that a family court judge maintains all the constitutional powers of a district court judge, we hold that the family court judge did not lack judicial power or authority to consider the substantive and procedural aspects of Malik’s complaint and enter judgment in this case. Nonetheless, we reverse the default judgment because the district court abused its discretion in upholding the default judgment when Malik did not serve Landreth with proper notice of his intent to seek default after granting Landreth additional extensions to file an answer.
What this basically means is that couples that lived together in Nevada but never married can have a Nevada family court judge help decide the property division even though it would not be considered a family case since there was no marriage.
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