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Divorce: Is Your Spouse Hiding Something?

Let’s face it – divorce is emotional. More often than not there are hurt feelings, anger and many times, the desire to “Get Even!” In our practice we often hear people say things like "I will never give me ex one dollar" or "I'd rather go to jail than give my ex anything." Because of such hurtful feelings and other emotions, it is not uncommon in...

Divorce, Alimony And Taxes: Delaying Your Divorce Can Cost You

We can all agree that paying taxes and getting divorced are two things that suck. So imagine, getting divorced, paying alimony and paying taxes on your alimony...that really sucks! The reality is that anyone who gets divorced and has to pay alimony after December 30, 2018 will have to pay taxes on the alimony payments made to their ex . . .thank you new ...

Divorce and Owning A Business

It is not uncommon for spouse to work together or even own a business together. But being partners in business when your marriage is ending can be difficult. When it comes to deciding who will own the business, who will work in the business or how the business will be divided after a divorce can be complicated and often adds another layer of complication to...

Nevada Alimony Made Easy - The Answers To Your Frequently Asked Alimony Questions

I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say that getting divorced sucks! The uncertainty. The not knowing what will happen. The idea that it could affect your children, your finances and every other aspect of your life. We get it . . . Getting divorce can be overwhelming and very stressful. Add to that the idea that paying a lawyer to answer even ...

Child Abuse Allegations In Divorce and Custody Cases

I am sure you will agree with me that allegations of child abuse are far too easy to make. It simply takes a phone call to CPS or law enforcement by someone using the right words to jumpstart an investigation that can take months or even years to resolve. Because it is so easy for anyone to allege child abuse, it often makes law enforcement's and CPS' jo...

Simple Answers to Your Child Custody Questions

There is so much information available on the internet, at the Courthouse, through TV and other media as well as through friends and family about child custody. It seems like everyone has an opinion about or knows someone that has been through a child custody battle . And. . .. I’m sure you will agree with me though that a lot of the information can...

Nevada Name Change Made Easy The Answers To Your Legal Name Change Questions

There are many different reasons why someone might want to change their name. Perhaps they have had a nickname their entire life and want to make it “their official name.” Maybe they got divorced and never changed their name and now they want to be rid of their prior married name. Whatever the reason, making a legal name change can be intimidating. There a...

The Truth About Las Vegas Divorce

In researching this article, I did a quick google search for “Las Vegas Divorce.” I was absolutely blown away by the number of LIES and FALSE PROMISES contained on other websites about Las Vegas Divorce. If you did the same search I did then I’m sure you have also seen websites that promise “Divorce in 1 day” or “Divorce for $100.” Frankly, these sites a...

What If My Spouse Doesn't Hire A Lawyer For The Divorce?

In Las Vegas, our Self Help Center makes it very easy for people to represent themselves in Family Court. Some choose to represent themselves to save money. Others do it because they believe "hey, it's a divorce. How hard can it be?" Regardless of the reason, if your spouse decides not to hire an attorney for your Las Vegas Divorce, you should know what to ...

Law Enforcement Divorces

We all know that divorce happens no matter what the profession someone is in. Being a law enforcement officer is no different. One of the most important things for any Las Vegas law enforcement officer to know when he or she is considering a divorce is that there are Las Vegas divorce attorneys who specialize in such cases. For the most part, law enforcemen...

Who Gets The Dog In The Divorce?

As a Las Vegas family law attorney, we see it all. Most recently, we have had a number of cases where divorcing couples cannot decide who is entitled to the family pet. I currently have at least two cases where the only remaining issue for the judge to decide is "who gets the dog?" As an avid dog lover myself, it is hard to imagine that someone other ...

Tips For Protecting Yourself During Divorce

Even if you have been planning to divorce for some time, there are steps you should take before you file and during the divorce that will better prepare you and protect you, your children, your finances and your case once the divorce process begins. Protecting Yourself 1. Do Not Sign Anything: If you know you are getting divorced o...

The Case Management Conference In Nevada Divorce

A Case Management Conference (CMC) is required in almost every divorce and custody case in Nevada. This is a hearing that is usually scheduled by the Court within 90 days of the complaint being filed. If you are a party to the divorce proceeding, your attendance at the CMC is required. A Case Management Conference is a time when the judge tries to find...

Divorce Tips For Men

Going through a divorce is hard no matter what your gender. The legal impact of divorce, however, can be much more devastating for men than it can for women. Sadly, even in this day and age, there are still biases at work against men in our family court that often affect your finances, your relationship with your children and even your property. Our office ...

Do You Really Need A Lawyer For Your Family Court Case?

In a perfect world, our family courts would give anyone going through a divorce or custody case a free lawyer just like they do in criminal court. Unfortunately, our family law courts are far from perfect. Representing yourself in your divorce or custody case may be tempting. After all, lawyers cost money and the forms for a do-it-yourself divorce or custody...

5 Tips For Getting The Most From Your Family Law Attorney

As family law attorneys, we can promise you that every single case we handle is unique because every family is unique. What might work for a spousal support award in one case may not work in another. Likewise, a custody schedule for one family may not be the best for the children of another family. Despite the uniqueness of each case, there are things you ca...

5 Things Fathers Should Know About Child Custody

As family law attorneys, we handle a lot of cases involving father’s rights. Most of the time, our clients are genuinely caring fathers who only want to have a fair and equal relationship with their children. However, there is so much misinformation about father’s rights in family court, that we felt it was necessary to write this article with the top 5 thin...

Top 5 Questions About Prenuptial Agreements

There are a lot of misconceptions about prenuptial agreements. As family law practitioners, we hear all kinds of crazy questions about prenups. Most of the time, our clients are afraid to ask even the most basic questions. We have prepared this list of the most commonly asked questions about prenuptial agreements to help dispel some of the myths about prenup...

Top 10 Tips For Representing Yourself In Family Court

If you read our last post and decided that you want to represent yourself in your family law case, or that you simply cannot afford any attorney to represent you, we have put together our top 10 tips for representing yourself in family court as follows: 1. Learn about family court and your family court judge. You need to know that once a ...

Fault In Nevada Divorce

As a family law attorney in Las Vegas, I have heard more than once from a prospective client "my spouse had an affair and I want the judge to know all about it." In most divorces in Clark County, the fact that a spouse had an affair, or was abusive, or gambled, is often times overlooked because Nevada is a no-fault jurisdiction. While no-fault divorce is t...