Commingling Separate and Community Property

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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

Can Alimony Be Modified?

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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

Paternity Issues in a Las Vegas Divorce

Paternity in Las Vegas Divorce

Typically, the parentage of children to a marriage is clear: The married parties are the legal parents of the children. If, however, there is a question as to the identity of the biological father, or if the children are from a previous relationship, then issues of paternity might arise. In a divorce, it is important… Continue Reading

Pros and Cons of Divorce Mediation

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Divorce mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution under which divorcing spouses mutually agree to negotiate toward a settlement. This is done with the help of a neutral third-party divorce mediator. The mediator does not issue binding decisions like a court. Instead a mediator helps resolve the issues and bring the parties together to… Continue Reading

Coping With Contested Divorce

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Even an uncontested divorce can be emotionally challenging, combining feelings of loss and any number of other emotions. But when the divorce is contested, dealing with an angry ex can make the process even worse. Contested divorces are likely to last longer than uncontested divorces, involve significant conflict, and thus carry higher legal fees. In… Continue Reading

Gray Divorce: A Growing Trend

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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

Business Owners and Divorce

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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 I Date During a Divorce?

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Divorce is an opportunity to kick-start the next phase of your life. You get to decide who you want to be after your divorce. That could mean finding new hobbies, moving to a new location, getting a new job, or starting a new relationship. While you are not legally prohibited from dating while the divorce… Continue Reading

International Child Custody Disputes

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Child custody disputes are often emotionally-charged and complex. When one or both parents maintain a residence outside the United States or are considering relocating to a foreign jurisdiction, many additional complications are likely to arise. Below, our seasoned Las Vegas child custody attorneys address some of the issues to consider in international child custody disputes…. Continue Reading

Community Property in Las Vegas Divorces

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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