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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 ...

Nevada Guardianship: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

Almost everyone needs a little help from time to time and some people may need help more than others. Children and the elderly especially may need help when making big life or legal decisions. They may also need assistance when it comes to managing their finances or dealing with creditors. In Nevada, guardianship offers those who cannot care for themselve...

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 Domestic Violence By The Numbers

Chances are you or someone you know has been involved in an incident of domestic violence. As Las Vegas attorneys, we often see domestic violence in all areas of the law including, but not limited to, criminal defense matters, divorce cases, restraining orders, CPS cases and even in guardianship cases. To properly address these issues as your prospective ...

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 ...

Grandparents Rights Made Simple

The love between a grandparent and a grandchild can be all-encompassing. Grandparents are often there to help their own children, to love and support their grandchildren and sometimes grandparents can even find themselves being the sole care provider for their grandchildren. However, when the relationship between a parent and grandparent suffers it can ofte...

5 Simple Things Every New Parent Needs To Know About Making A Will

I'm sure you can agree with me that as new parents, you are probably worried about protecting your child's future and you want to ensure that your baby will have the best things in life. Thinking about creating an estate plan, especially a will, can be daunting when you are in the mist of celebrating a new life. But I'm also sure you will agree with me that...

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...

5 Simple Steps To Your Nevada Annulment

I'm sure you'd agree with me that Vegas is a place where people come to party and can find themselves leaving with a spouse. As a Las Vegas Family Law Attorney, we get calls regularly asking about annulments. However, not everyone that gets married in Vegas, can get an annulment in Vegas. By the time you are done reading this article, you should leave with...

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 ...

Adopting Step-Children

Families come in all shapes and sizes. In Nevada, blended families are common. Often, with blended families, the question may arise regarding the adoption of stepchildren. Like any other adoption case, adopting step-children is not always an easy process. This article how step-children adoption works and what you can expect. Adoption is usually the most rew...

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 ...

Child Custody Rights Of Unmarried Parents

As a Las Vegas Family Law Attorney we hear all of the time from parents who are not married. Many of them are not sure what their rights are when it comes to child custody. Others still believe they have no rights to custody of their children unless they are married. This uncertainty can often lead parents to establishing a pattern with their children that r...

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...