Family Court Candidates – 2020

Family Court Candidates – 2020

July 31, 2020

Below is your list of 2020 family court judicial candidates.   Each candidate  provided a picture and small bio about their legal experience. We added to each department, notes on which candidate received the Review Journal endorsement, Las Vegas Sun endorsement, and the results of an attorney poll.   The attorney poll consisted of 38 family law…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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. …
Read More

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,…
Read More

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…
Read More