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Does Every Divorce Need a Divorce Attorney?

Not every divorce or legal separation needs a divorce attorney. Some divorces only involve minor issues which allows couples to file an uncontested divorce. If you have a short-term marriage, very few assets, and no children you should consider filing an uncontested divorce. Uncontested divorces are quicker and less expensive.

If your divorce is more complex, involves valuing and dividing assets, involves child custody issues, or involves conflict, you will want to review your case with one or more divorce lawyers. This is called a contested divorce. Reviewing a contested divorce with a divorce attorney helps in evaluating the likely outcome of your case.

Whether you decide on an uncontested divorce or contested divorce you will have questions. Most clients have never been through a divorce and do not know what to expect or what to ask. For example, what is the difference between a legal separation and a divorce? How do we calculate child support? Can I evict my spouse? How long does a divorce take? How much does a divorce cost?

Our website provides the answers to most of these questions. Review our site for answers to your general questions. Then give us a call to schedule a consult with one of our divorce attorneys to discuss the specifics of your case.

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Military Divorce Guide

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Divorce & Custody Tools


Child Support Calculator

In Nevada, child support amounts are set formulas based on type of custody, number of children, and the gross monthly income of the parents. Our online calculator quickly and easily calculates the monthly amount of child support a parent should be paying, or receiving.
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Spousal Support Calculator

Nevada doesn’t have a an absolute spousal support formula. Even so, we built a spousal support calculator to give you anidea of the amount judges may order. Our alimony calculator is based on several decades of personal experience of what judges view as “just and equitable”.
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Marrital Balance Sheet

This marital balance sheet lists all the assets and debts of the marriage, and how you would like them divided. This balance sheet can form the basis of a divorce settlement. By listing all property and debts both spouses get a vivid picture of how the assets can be divided.
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Child Custody Calendar

We created a calendar to help you design and sample a child visitation plan. Enter in days the child will spend with the mother, and which days with the father.
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Malmquist Formula

Spouses will often pay bills on a separate property home. In most cases the community has now earned a portion of the value of the home. This calculator helps figure out the amount the community has earned.
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Our Divorce Attorneys


Stacy Rocheleau, Esq.

Stacy is the founder of Right Lawyers. In 2020 she was elected to be a Family Court Judge and no longer practices at the firm. But Stacy’s 18 years of family law experience still influences the firm. Her legal style and intellect have been passed down to the firm’s attorneys. Bio & resume…


Rock Rocheleau, Esq.

Rock is the managing attorney and husband of Judge Stacy Rocheleau, who founded Right Lawyers in 2004. Rock started at the firm as an office administrator. While working during the day he attended UNLV's School of Law at night. Rock's unique value is his creative thinking skills. He is always looking for new ways to solve his client's legal problems. Bio & resume…


Brittney Salvatore-Perkins, Esq.

There are lawyers, and there are divorce lawyers. The difference is instantly noticeable. Brittney gets a large percentage of her divorce clients through referrals from her past clients. This is because client’s feel she is accessible, knowledgeable, and a true divorce attorney. Bio & resume…


Meredith Weiner, Esq.

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Meredith’s goals were always to practice law. She started in criminal court. Criminal court is an excellent place to become a great trial lawyer. And, Meredith has become a great trial lawyer. Now, Meredith focuses on using those skills in divorce court. Bio & resume…

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