Preparing for Divorce

September 19, 2017

You’ve done the research, and you’re ready to move forward.  You might not want the divorce, but you know it’s happening.  Now, what do you do?  Step one is to meet with a divorce attorney to learn your rights and options for moving forward with your life.   Step two is planning and preparing.  …
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What to Expect in Divorce Mediation

September 18, 2017

Divorce mediation cannot force you into something. Let’s just get that out of the way now. The court may require that you attend family mediation, that doesn’t mean you have to agree to a single thing there. Of course, if you go in with that attitude, you are looking at a long, drawn out, and…
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What is Community Property?

August 29, 2017

Nevada is a community property state. It is one of the nine states in the  which divide the assets and debts equally rather than equitably.   Equally is “half”, hence the urban legend that during a divorce everything is dividing in half.  Can a couple decide to split property differently?  For example can they split…
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What Kind of Divorce is Right for You?

August 26, 2017

Either you or your spouse has decided that you want to end your marriage. But what type of divorce is best for you? There are two main types of divorce: uncontested and contested divorce. Your choice can determine whether your divorce will be simple and cheap or difficult and expensive. If you would like more…
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What to Say to a Friend Going Through a Divorce

August 4, 2017

Your friend breaks the news that she and her husband are going through a divorce. It could be a shock or you may have seen that coming a mile away. It’s a good idea to ask if she knows whether they are going to file a joint petition or have a contested divorce. That way…
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What is Marital Waste?

July 6, 2017

Marital waste is when one spouse spends community money, or community assets irresponsibly or for their sole benefit. For example, buying a brand new sports car or going on a lavish shopping spree could be marital waste. What Happens to Community Property in a Divorce? Nevada is one of nine community property states. Which means…
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Post-Divorce Checklist (The Final Steps)

April 25, 2017

Your divorce decree is final. Take a deep breath. Walk outside. Feel the sun on your skin and the breeze in your hair. Listen to the passing cars and the wind. The hard part is over. Now you can start rebuilding your life. Divorce is never the end. It’s the beginning of something better. There…
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Second Saturday Divorce Workshop

February 21, 2017

Second Saturday is a divorce workshop where you hear from three different speakers who are each specially skilled at explaining the three main issues of a divorce;  laws, finances, and emotions. Divorce attorney Philip Spradling will be discussing the five areas of each divorce, the two ways to file a divorce in Nevada, and walk…
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Half; the Four Letter Word in Divorce

December 21, 2016

Dividing the Money, Assets, and Business Some states follow community property rules and other states follow equitable distribution rules for divvying up assets during a divorce. However, regardless of the state’s rules, the math typically equals out to half. Fighting the “half” is not productive. Instead you need to familiarize yourself with what needs to be…
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Top 9 Divorce Mistakes

December 21, 2016

You are about to embark on a challenging journey that can sometimes be full of pitfalls, hidden traps, and unexpected routes. Hopefully, you have a good divorce lawyer who can warn you, and explain to you what is coming. Even then it’s good to do a little research and learn for yourself. To help with…
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