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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 are…
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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 to…
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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 that…
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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 your…
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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 make…
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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 a…
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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 an…
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