What if a Divorce Decree Omits Assets?

The Revenge Lexus. The Jane Holster Story

July 13, 2021

It is no secret divorcing spouses sometimes look to “get even” with their soon to be ex.   Or look for ways to punish their spouse for perceived wrongdoings during the marriage. One common tactic to harm their spouse on their way out the door is to make an expensive purchase.   For example, they purchase a…
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Where Do Judges Get the Law?

May 28, 2021

Judges are the final authority in the courtroom.   Their decision is the final say.  At least when it comes to your divorce or custody case.  If you and your spouse cannot reach an agreement, the judge will make the final decision for you.  If you cannot agree on who will get custody the judge will. …
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Dividing Dishware & Beanie Babies

April 16, 2021

Do you and your spouse need to divide the dishes, silverware or Beanie Babies during a divorce? Yes, your dishware and other personal property, like a Beanie Baby collection, need to be divided evenly in a divorce.  Appliances, furniture, tools, furniture, and even the PlayStation(s) (for those gamers) are divided.  Technically, cars, RV’s, and boats…
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Divorcing a MISSING Spouse

March 20, 2021

It takes two to tango and two to file a divorce.  You cannot file a divorce without your spouse’s signature or without their notice.  You need to know where your spouse is living, or at least be able to talk with them to get a signature.   You definitely need their address to give them notice…
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Uncoupling Before Filing.  The Better Way to Divorce. 

February 25, 2021

The woman was clearly upset, crying to me over the phone that she wanted a divorce.  Her husband was a terrible drunk and was getting more and more violent.  This was their second marriage, and she was ready to give up and move out. The home was their primary asset, and she said couldn’t afford…
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What Your Judge Thinks is All That Matters

January 9, 2021

  A new client of mine, going through a child support issue, said to me “I don’t care what the judge thinks!”  We were discussing how a judge in family court has the descretion to determine how much monthly income she earned.  My response was, “You better care, because what the judge thinks is all…
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Are Christmas Gifts Community Property?

November 29, 2020

Tis the season to be giving.  Tis also the season when divorce rates increase.  A question we were recently asked is how the divorce courts divide expensive gifts given in years past. Normally, the divorce court will divide all community property equally in a divorce.   Is that car you gave your spouse or that jewelry…
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How Filing a Divorce Affects Your Will

October 12, 2020

If you are in the process of getting a divorce, you should update your will, trust, or life insurance beneficiaries. This is a critical because you are legally married until the judge signs the final divorce decree.  Which means if you were to pass away before the divorce is final, your ex-spouse may be receive…
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Family Court Candidates – 2020

July 31, 2020

Below is the list of 2020 family court judicial candidates.   Each candidate  provided a picture and small bio about their legal experience.  We added notes on which candidate received the Review Journal endorsement and Las Vegas Sun endorsement. Family court judges are important part of our community.  We hope with this information will  help you…
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How Divorce Couples Can Split the Homeowner Tax Deduction

July 31, 2020

If you are divorced, or are divorcing, and just sold your home then filing for the tax deduction raises a few questions.   Can you file for the tax deduction if you are divorced? What happens if your ex-spouse will not agree to file your taxes together? The purpose of this article is to provide couples…
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