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Common Threats Made During Divorce And Custody Cases

It never fails that every week we get a frantic phone call from a client telling us that their soon to be ex is threatening to take inappropriate, and sometimes illegal action. Below we have listed common examples of threats made by a spouse during litigation. In our opinion, the best thing to do is ignore these statements and move forward with resolving ...

Tips For Holiday Visitation In Custody and Divorce Cases

The holidays are stressful enough without having to try to figure out visitation time with your children. Planning holiday visitation can create problems not only for divorced, or divorced spouses, but also for children. We offer the following tips to help you take some of the stress out of planning visitation with your children for the holidays. 1. Plan ...

Motion Hearings In Your Family Law Case

It seems lately that a lot of litigants are confused about appearing in family court for their motion hearing. Some litigants proceed to Court under the mistaken belief that the hearing is an episode of Springer where they will get to tell the judge all of the horrible, awful things their ex has ever done. Others bring an entourage of people with the expect...

Hire An Attorney Or Go It Alone?

It’s often been said that he who represents himself has a fool for a client. While you may be able to address a legal problem on your own, it is often the case that you are best represented by a qualified attorney rather than trying to handle a legal matter on your own. Sometimes hiring a lawyer is a no-brainer, such as when you get sued or when you're ...

How An Adoption Attorney Can Help You

If you are a family member, foster parent, friend or recruited adoptive resource, having an adoption attorney can greatly assist in easing the stress of going through the adoption process. In many cases, foster parents and other adoptive placements are usually shuffled through the adoption process with very little input and usually no legal representation. ...

Nevada Joint Petition Divorces

When clients come to see of us for divorce consultations, most of the time they are looking for the fastest, easiest and cheapest way to get a divorce. In almost every consultation, I ask my divorce clients if they have talked to the other side about the divorce and if they answer yes, I next ask why they cant do a joint petition. Most of the time, my divor...

The Good, The Bad and The Truth About Supervised Visitation

About once a week, I get a client demanding that their ex be forced to endure visitation with the children in a supervised setting. It usually takes a great deal of patience and a lengthy, but frank discussion, to get my client to understand that judges don’t just hand out supervised visitation like candy. Stated another way, supervised visitation is ...

Top 5 Myths About Father’s Rights In Child Custody Cases

Once again, we are writing about father’s rights in custody cases. No matter how many clients we see and how many consultations we do, we continue to hear the same misinformation about father’s rights and how custody works for dads. We have prepared this article to debunk some of the common myths regarding father’s rights in custody cases. 1. Mothers are...

5 Tips For Getting Divorced Fast

TOP 5 TIPS FOR GETTING DIVORCED FAST One of the first questions clients ask when pursuing a divorce is “how long will it take?” The time to get a divorce depends largely on how amicable both parties are, even in cases that are complex. If the parties are contentious and want to argue over everything, the divorce will take longer. If the parties agree to ...

Pitfalls of Family Court Mediation

In Clark County, Nevada if you are divorcing with children or going through a custody battle there is a very good chance you will end up at the Family Mediation Center (FMC) to attempt mediation with your ex. While mediation may seem like a nice idea, there are disadvantages to mediating custody and divorce cases especially in Clark County. Understanding th...

Picking a school for the kids after divorce

As the new school year approaches, my office is often flooded with parents desperately trying to determine where they child will attend school now that the client is divorced. Usually the questions include: who decides what school the kids go to, what if we can’t agree on the school, what if my school is the better school? These questions, and others, often...

How Social Media Can Affect Your Divorce Or Custody Case

Just this week, I was meeting with a client about her custody case when she handed me a printout of her ex’s social media page. I was shocked at the content and how freely he discussed the number of illegal and prescription drugs he was taking to “just get through the day.” He even included pictures of his pipes, other paraphernalia and several pill bottles...

Can CPS Force Me To Take A Drug Test?

Sadly, in researching this article, there are very few resources that explain parents’ rights when CPS is called to conduct an initial investigation. Believe me, we looked and looked, and had a difficult time finding cases across the country where Courts have specifically addressed a parent’s rights before CPS removes a child. In handling hundreds of CPS c...

Information About Filing A Nevada Divorce

Our office receives a lot of calls for divorce where we are just unable to assist the caller. We crafted this article to explain the basic requirements for filing a Nevada divorce. What are the reasons I can divorced in Nevada? Either spouse may file for divorce in Nevada as long as that spouse has statutory grounds for the divorce and meets the re...

DEFENDING ALLEGATIONS OF CHILD ABUSE FROM A PARENT ATTORNEY

Child abuse allegations appear to be on the rise. Many of the cases we see involve an angry ex making false accusations of child abuse to gain an advantage in a custody or divorce proceeding. While there are many false allegations of child abuse occurring, there are also real instances of child endangerment that might result in children being removed from a...

Hire THE BEST Divorce Attorney (For You)

In my practice as a divorce attorney, I have often been referred to as a fighter, a pitbull, honest, fair and sometimes even the “B” word. I’m not sure that these descriptions mean that I’m a better attorney than other divorce lawyer, but when I ask my clients why they feel my practice is better than others, the results are often the same. Likewise, the cri...

Fathers Rights In Family Court -Top 5 Tips

It still amazes me that to this day, with all of the arguments about gender equality, that fathers still believe that they do not have equal rights to their children. In Nevada, our custody laws have gone so far as to reiterate that preference is not given to a parent based on gender. In English, this means that mothers are not preferred over fathers. Fathe...

Tips For Modifying Nevada Child Support

Child support is the financial contribution made by one parent to help support his/her child. If you believe you pay too much or receive too little child support, Nevada law generally allows either parent to request support modifications. A recalculation will be done if any of the following is true: If you have an existing Court order for child support, ...

Making Divorce Less Stressful

Going through a divorce is a major life change and can be very stressful. To handle the stress of a divorce, there are things you can do to help ease your anxiety and make the process a little easier to handle. We offer these tips as a way to make your divorce easier to handle: 1. Treat yourself . If you are under stress from divorce now is the time to st...

Top Tips For Parenting Through Divorce

After handling over a thousand family law cases involving children, there are many behaviors we have seen that lead to happy children after a divorce. Unfortunately, we also see many behaviors that lead to miserable divorces, and as a result, miserable children. We are offering the following tips to those going through a divorce with children. By no means ...