"Divorce Property Division" Category

4 Costly Mistakes In a Las Vegas High Asset Divorce

High asset divorce cases are always complicated legal matters. The more financial assets there are to divide, the more complex the divorce process. This is particularly true in contested divorce matters where the you and your soon to be ex disagree on how the assets are to be split. Our Las Vegas divorce attorneys discuss… Continue Reading




7 Mistakes Professionals Make in Divorce

Going through divorce proceedings are some of the most challenging times in one’s life. The very nature of divorce is inherently stressful even if both spouses agree on dissolving the marriage. When one or both spouses are professionals it can be even more so. The necessity of dividing marital assets and agreeing on child related… Continue Reading




Bill Gates Divorce

Bill Gates, the world’s fourth-richest person, and his wife, Melinda, recently announced that they are getting a divorce after nearly 30 years of marriage. They have an estimated combined net worth of $144 billion. The divorce was filed in King County Superior Court in Seattle, Washington. The divorce has captured public attention and has raised… Continue Reading




Business Owners and Divorce

Divorce is complicated enough when dealing with standard marital assets such as bank accounts and family homes. And when one or both parties to the divorce have an ownership stake in a business, matters can quickly become even more complex. Is business ownership subject to division in divorce? How do you value or apportion business… Continue Reading




Can Alimony Be Changed After Divorce?

Alimony, also called spousal support, is an aspect in some divorces. Alimony is not always granted but can be, especially when one spouse has a significantly higher income. In Nevada, alimony awarded at the end of a divorce proceeding is generally categorized in one of three ways: permanent, temporary, or rehabilitative. Temporary alimony typically has… Continue Reading




Can Alimony Be Modified?

The family court’s decree of divorce is intended to be the final word on the various issues involved in the divorce, including property division, child custody, and alimony. The courts, however, recognize that not everything can be set in stone. Life circumstances may change and a set alimony award may become inappropriate in the future…. Continue Reading




Comedian Chris Rock Files for Divorce

Just after the past Christmas Holiday comedian Chris Rock quietly filed for divorce in New Jersey from his wife of almost 19 years, Malaak Compton-Rock. Of course quietly is a relative term when it’s a world-famous celebrity. The comedian asked for privacy during this difficult time. And most of the press so far seems to… Continue Reading




Commingling Separate and Community Property

In Nevada, all marital or community property is subject to division upon divorce. Community property includes all assets acquired during the marriage, with limited exceptions (such as inheritance and gifts specifically to one party, or assets covered in a pre or post-marital agreement). Generally, separate property is property already in possession of each party before… Continue Reading




Community Property in Las Vegas Divorces

Every divorce involves the distribution of marital property in some form. Different states have different rules about what constitutes marital property. Complicating the divorce process are issues such as separate property before marriage and prenuptial and post nuptial agreements. These are some of the different factors family courts will use in evaluating who gets what… Continue Reading




Divorce and Business Valuators

Most business owners invest their savings and countless hours to make their business a success. And with almost half of new businesses failing within five years, there certainly are no guarantees. So when one or both divorcing spouses own a business, the process becomes complicated. Every business owner should know about divorce and business valuators…. Continue Reading




Divorce and Social Security Benefits

When you divorce, all of your income and assets obtained during the divorce are subject to distributions that are not covered in a pre or post-marital agreement. Not all forms of income are treated the same, but all may come into play. There are special rules for certain assets such as pension funds, retirement benefits,… Continue Reading




Do You Qualify for Alimony Payments in Your Divorce?

One of the most contested issues in divorce cases concerns alimony payments. Typically one party thinks they deserve it and the other party doesn’t want to pay it, or at least not the full amount that’s being asked for. In this article our Las Vegas divorce attorneys set the record straight on alimony payments. Temporary… Continue Reading




Gray Divorce: A Growing Trend

While divorces among younger age groups have leveled off or even begun to slightly drop in recent years, divorces among couples aged 50 or older have skyrocketed over the last three decades. Sociologists suggest that many factors have led to the rise in these so-called gray divorces including: Life expectancy increases The availability of online… Continue Reading




How Can You Challenge a Las Vegas Prenuptial Agreement?

Prenuptial agreements, often called “prenups,” are contracts entered into between parties in anticipation of marriage. Prenups are increasingly common among couples marrying in the 21st Century, and no longer just reserved for the wealthy and the famous. Family courts may, or may not, defer to prenuptial agreements when it comes to dividing marital property and… Continue Reading




How Do I Protect My Rights and Assets During Divorce?

Your divorce attorney protects your rights and assets during divorce. If you have chosen a skilled and dedicated divorce lawyer, they will protect you. Listening to their advice and the reasons behind their strategy is paramount to achieving the best results. The best Las Vegas divorce attorneys know how to limit emotions in a divorce… Continue Reading




How is Alimony Taxed or Deducted?

Divorce comes with a whole host of financial considerations. Property divisions and alimony are two of the most important financial aspects in a divorce proceeding. These two issues will affect the quality of life of both parties immediately, and many times, for years after the divorce is final. Our Las Vegas divorce lawyers typically find… Continue Reading




Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos’ Record $160 Billion Divorce is Final

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos have finalized their divorce which, at roughly $160 billion, set a financial record that will be difficult to top. The ex-couple owns roughly 16% of on-line behemoth Amazon.com. Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in 1994 and is its current CEO. He also has a wide range of other financial interests including The… Continue Reading




Las Vegas Alimony Awards

The financial dealings in a divorce case often include a consideration of whether alimony is appropriate. Long term marriages generally have more positive alimony related factors than short term marriages. Las Vegas alimony awards are a form of financial support provided to one former spouse by the other. Either divorcing spouse can make a request… Continue Reading




Las Vegas Contested Divorces

Divorce is usually a unique experience in one’s life. Therefore, few participants understand the intricacies in contested divorce proceedings. But it’s important to acquire the right knowledge in order to get through the process with as little stress as possible.  This article discusses the key factors in Las Vegas contested divorces. First, it’s critical to… Continue Reading




Lottery Winnings in a Las Vegas Divorce

There have been cases where one spouse wins a lottery or comes into another form of financial windfall during a Las Vegas divorce case. If you win the lottery or achieve some other significant financial upside, but are separated or in the middle of a Las Vegas divorce, what happens to your money? Do you… Continue Reading