Contested Divorce Lawyer Las Vegas
Las Vegas divorce cases can be modified both during the divorce proceedings as well as after the case has been concluded. Terms of a divorce case that can be modified include child custody, child support, alimony awards and the division of assets and debts.
There are two ways to modify a Clark County Family Court order. Contested divorce lawyers in Las Vegas
, Jennifer V. Abrams, Vincent Mayo, and Brandon Leavitt can file a motion with the family court requesting a modification to an existing order, or, in certain cases, an appeal can be made to the Nevada Supreme Court.
Types of Motions
Modifications to your divorce case happen through Motions filed with the Clark County Family Courts. The type of Motion filed is dependent upon the status of your case and the change being requested. Your Las Vegas divorce lawyer will consider your unique situation and recommend the best approach for you. The following types of motions are most common.
Motions to Modify are motions that request a change to a ruling that is already in effect. Motions to modify are often filed when there is a change in the circumstances of one or both parties. These motions can be filed to modify the terms of Alimony, Child Custody, Child Visitation, an existing Decree of Divorce, and other matters related to your divorce.
Motions for Reconsideration are formal change requests made to the Clark County Family Court judge presiding over your case. These motions ask the judge to reevaluate a previous decision that was made in your case. Reasons for filing a Motion for Reconsideration include, but are not limited to, the following: recently uncovered evidence of fraud, additional assets, mistaken facts, or a mistake in interpretation of the law.
Motions to Set Aside are motions that ask the judge presiding over your case to dismiss a previous ruling. When this happens, the previous ruling no longer applies to your case and the issues defined by the ruling return to a status of unresolved.
Family Law Appeals
In addition to the family court motions previously described, there is also a filing known as a Family Law Appeal. With a family law appeal, the motion is removed from the family courts and presented directly for appeal. An appeal is an expensive and lengthy process and should be undertaken only after careful consideration. Learn more about family law appeals
The circumstances of your case are unique. Las Vegas divorce attorneys
Jennifer V. Abrams, Vincent Mayo and Brandon Leavitt, have handled thousands of divorce modifications and will recommend the best approach for your case.
"I was introduced to Attorney Leavitt 2 years ago while going through a horrible, nasty, Jerry Springer style divorce. Mr. Leavitt was there for me with answers to any and all question and worked with me through the divorce and child custody battle. I as a father was awarded joint custody and all of the frustration I had was dealt with by Brandon in a swift, fast and supportive manner. He is a straight shooter with very high morals and ethics."