Frequently Asked Questions
Sometimes, a hearing that was scheduled will be continued or called-off. If a hearing is continued, it will likely be reset for another date while call-offs happen for a variety of reasons. For example, one of the parties may file a motion in the case, and the hearing won’t be able to go forward until a judge addresses the motion, or in some cases, a defendant may agree to plea, eliminating the need for the hearing altogether. If you receive a notification that a hearing is no longer happening, you do not need to attend court. You will be notified if a new date is set.
For answers to questions concerning child support services or how to make a child support payment, please visit The Division of Welfare and Support Services home page.
Fraudulent Check Diversion Program payments can be made with Cashier's Checks, Money Orders or Credit Cards at the following locations:
Pay by mail with a Cashier's Check or Money Order. Mail payments to:WCDA, Attn: Fraud Check P.O. Box 11130 Reno, NV 89520
Pay in person with a Cashier's Check, Money Order or Credit Card at:Mills B Lane Justice Center 1 South Sierra St, 4th Floor Reno, NV 89501
Pay online with a Credit Card here. Credit Card payments can be made online or in person. Credit Card payments will not be accepted by mail or by phone.
Victims of Fraudulent Check crimes can find more information here.
The Nevada State Bar has a list of licensed attorneys in the area and some are listed by specialty.
If you can’t afford an attorney, you can contact Washoe Legal Services. There is also help available at the Washoe County Law Library located in the Second Judicial District Court building at 75 Court Street, Reno, Nevada. They have a program called Lawyer in the Library on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings with free legal help.
You will need to contact the Court Clerk’s Office for copies of court papers.