Divorce & Custody Blog

What to Say to a Friend Going Through a Divorce

August 4, 2017

Your friend breaks the news that she and her husband are going through a divorce. It could be a shock or you may have seen that coming a mile away. It’s a good idea to ask if she knows whether they are going to file a joint petition or have a contested divorce. That way…
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What is Marital Waste?

July 6, 2017

Marital waste is when one spouse spends community money, or community assets irresponsibly or for their sole benefit. For example, buying a brand new sports car or going on a lavish shopping spree could be marital waste. What Happens to Community Property in a Divorce? Nevada is one of nine community property states. Which means…
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Divorce Housekeeping

April 25, 2017

You’ve done the research, and you’re ready to move forward. Step one is to meet with a divorce attorney to learn your rights and options for moving forward with your life. Call us to schedule your consult. Step two is planning and preparing for the consult. In fact, the sooner you start your divorce planning,…
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Second Saturday Divorce Workshop

February 21, 2017

Second Saturday is a divorce workshop where you hear from three different speakers who are each specially skilled at explaining the three main issues of a divorce;  laws, finances, and emotions. Divorce attorney Philip Spradling will be discussing the five areas of each divorce, the two ways to file a divorce in Nevada, and walk…
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Half; the Four Letter Word in Divorce

December 21, 2016

Dividing the Money, Assets, and Business Some states follow community property rules and other states follow equitable distribution rules for divvying up assets during a divorce. However, regardless of the state’s rules, the math typically equals out to half. Fighting the “half” is not productive. Instead you need to familiarize yourself with what needs to be…
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Top 9 Divorce Mistakes

December 21, 2016

You are about to embark on a challenging journey that can sometimes be full of pitfalls, hidden traps, and unexpected routes. Hopefully, you have a good divorce lawyer who can warn you, and explain to you what is coming. Even then it’s good to do a little research and learn for yourself. To help with…
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I’m Divorced! Well…Almost

December 21, 2016

Litigating a divorce requires both spouses and the divorce lawyers to devote a huge amount of energy, money, emotion, and time.  Even if the divorce is an uncontested divorce ,  the process can suck up a lot of energy.   You can imagine that when the judge drops the gavel for the last time, everyone involved…
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New Holiday Traditions

December 20, 2016

The first holiday being separated or divorced can be the worst? Because old traditions or past routines are out of sync with the new you. One piece of advice given to us by a wise marriage counselor is to use this time to start new traditions. You have a clean slate to start something new…
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Retroactive Child Support and Arrearages

December 8, 2016

In Nevada, both parents of a child have an obligation to provide for their minor child’s “necessary maintenance, health care, education and support.” NRS 125B.020(1). But what happens when a parent doesn’t pay for the child’s support? This article addresses the rights of various parties to retroactively collect child support, and/or to obtain arrearages for…
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Women Filing Divorce More Than Men

December 8, 2016

The 1960s hit song “These Boots Are Made For Walking” by Nancy Sinatra definitely rings true for 21st century women. A 2000 published study in the American Law and Economics Review revealed that more than 68 percent of divorce petitions are filed by the gals and not the guys. So, why are women the gender…
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