Winning a Divorce. Is That Possible?

May 31, 2020

Before you win claim victory you need to define what “winning” means or what “winning” in divorce court looks like.   If winning means getting sole custody of the child, getting all the assets, having your spouse take all the debts, and you getting 75% of their income for alimony  you will surely be disappointed.   Divorce…
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Can Unmarried Couples Have Divorce Court Divide a Home?

April 28, 2020

Under Nevada law, a home purchased by a husband and wife is community property.   In a divorce all community property is divided evenly.  So, the house (technically the equity in the house) will be divided evenly. How Nevada law divides a home owned by a husband and wife is fairly clear.   But what happens when…
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Custody Exchanges During the Quarantine?

March 28, 2020

Even under the most favorable circumstances there can be friction between a mom and a dad over custody exchanges.  Dad is late for pick-up, mom is early for a pick-up, mom doesn’t want to allow dad’s girlfriend to be at the exchange, etc.  These are common issues that inflame custody exchanges.  Add a quarantine because…
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How to Divorce a Spouse Who Makes the Income

March 8, 2020

How do you divorce a spouse who makes all the money, controls the bank accounts, and controls the credit cards?   It’s not easy because you will need money to hire an attorney, and money to pay bills until you get a court date. Choosing to divorce your spouse, who controls all the income is a…
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Child Support Changes Are Coming

January 20, 2020

Child support calculations are changing in Nevada.  Federal Law requires each state to review their child support guidelines.  In 2017, the Nevada legislature asked the Division of Welfare and Support Services to review Nevada’s child support guidelines. The DWSS put together a committee and made some changes to Nevada’s child support guidelines.   The main changes…
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Your Text “Shall” Be Used Against You

November 22, 2019

The prominence of texting and social media has altered evidence used in a divorce.  You need to be careful when it comes to your texts, emails, and social media posts.  What you text “can and will” be used against you in divorce court. In any contested divorce, both sides are looking to persuade the judge. …
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Child Support in a Military Divorce

October 11, 2019

In any divorce, the issue of child support can be very contentious, but when one or both spouses is in the military, there are a number of special challenges that can come into play. This is because, unlike civilians, the military branches largely consider financially supporting their dependents is part of a servicemember’s solemn duty,…
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Child Custody in a Military Divorce

October 11, 2019

Following a divorce, sharing parenting responsibilities can be quite challenging for just about anyone. However, as far as military servicemembers are concerned, the issues can be even more complicated, based in part on both stateside assignments, which can put the servicemember anywhere in the country at a moment’s notice, as well as uncertainty regarding future…
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Military Divorce – Retirement & Benefits

August 18, 2019

When it comes to dividing up marital assets in a divorce, everyone should be aware that, while civil courts have the right to divide the asset, special rules apply to military benefits, especially pensions. That includes any retirement account, including pensions. If you contributed to the account during the marriage, it is considered community property…
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Jurisdiction of a Military Divorce

August 2, 2019

When a married couple wants to divorce and one or both spouses is a military service member, the first step in the divorce process is to establish which state and which courts have the jurisdiction, which is the authority to grant the divorce and handle other issues related to a divorce. That is because all…
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