Divorce & Custody Blog

Weathering the Divorce Storm

February 13, 2018

It’s time to divorce your spouse, but your spouse controls all of the money. You depend on their income. They control all the accounts. They pay the bills or deposit enough money in a joint account for you to do it. You have little to no savings of your own, not even enough to hire…
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Community Property & Separate Property

January 28, 2018

What is Community Property? Divorcing couples will need to divide assets, debts, and personal property.   In Nevada courts look to divide these items equally if there are considered community property.  The next logical question is “what is community property”? Community property is a label defining anything acquired after the date of the marriage.  A home…
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Must Know Definitions of Child Custody

December 6, 2017

Child custody battles can be the most challenging piece of being a divorce lawyers. We are biological wired to fight for our children. More so than we would fight over the washer and dryer, or the vehicles. Sadly, many of the fights are not over children. They are over ignorance of our rights, or ignorance…
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Las Vegas Votes RIGHT Lawyers as Best Divorce Lawyer in 2017

November 27, 2017

15 years ago, Stacy Rocheleau had a law degree and a passion for helping people. She rented an executive suite, hung out her sign, and began helping folks all over Las Vegas file uncontested divorce papers, divide their assets, calculate alimony, and write up child custody schedules. Her passion has grown into one of Las…
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The Genetic Nature of Divorce – It’s Not Your Fault

November 27, 2017

Most people go through a time during their divorce where they feel a horrible sense of guilt. “If only I’d done this”, “I shouldn’t have done that”, “This is my fault”. It might not be your fault. A new study found that there could be a genetic component to the nature of divorce. Something that…
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Women Attorneys Valued & Empowered

October 19, 2017

Wilson Elser’s Las Vegas WAVE team invites you to the Power of Women in the Courtroom, Boardroom and Beyond.  Join us to hear inspiring stories of personal and professional accomplishment and learn how women in power make their voices heard. Featured speakers will include: Las Vegas Mayor, Carolyn Goodman Nevada Supreme Court Justice, Lidia Stiglich Nevada Court of…
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Protect Your Lifestyle with a Summerlin Divorce Attorney

October 1, 2017

One of the most frightening things about a divorce is uprooting to a new home. This is especially true when you worry about your children. New schools. Maybe they always play with the other kids in the neighborhood. Perhaps there are parks near your home where your children feel safe. A Summerlin divorce attorney can…
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Preparing for Divorce

September 19, 2017

You’ve done the research and you’re ready to move forward. You might not want the divorce, but you know it’s happening. Now, what do you do? Step one is to meet with a divorce attorney to learn your rights and options for moving forward with your life. Step two is planning and preparing. Here are…
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What to Expect in Divorce Mediation

September 18, 2017

Divorce mediation cannot force you into something. Let’s just get that out of the way now. The court may require that you attend family mediation, that doesn’t mean you have to agree to a single thing there. Of course, if you go in with that attitude, you are looking at a long, drawn out, and…
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What is Community Property?

August 29, 2017

Nevada is a community property state. It is one of the nine states in the  which divide the assets and debts equally rather than equitably.   Equally is “half”, hence the urban legend that during a divorce everything is dividing in half.  Can a couple decide to split property differently?  For example can they split…
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