Divorce & Custody Blog

Tom Brady & Gisele Divorce Nicely

November 5, 2022

Fans have buzzing about the alleged divorce between Tom Brady and his super model wife, Gisele Bündchen. Sources confirm their issues arose between the couple when Brady retired from the NFL, and then unretired. It’s believed Bündchen was upset when Brady chose his career over his family again, with a short-lived retirement that revealed his…
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Un-Common Law Marriage

October 8, 2022

What is a Common Law Marriage?Common law marriage is a relationship where a couple lives together for a long period of time and holds themselves out to friends, family and the community as “being married” without ever going through a wedding ceremony or obtaining a marriage license.Common law marriage is older than the Liberty Bell….
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We Have Been Separated for 12 Years. Are We Still Married?

June 21, 2022

Brian and Susan Peters have been married for 16 years.   They have not physically lived together for 12 years.   Susan moved to Las Vegas 10 years ago.  They have not even lived in the same state for 10 years.  Are they still married?Yes, they are married,  You are married until a divorce decree is filed…
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A Las Vegas Guide to Bentley’s Law

May 10, 2022

According to MADD (Mother Against Drunk Drivers) one person dies every 52 minutes from drunk driving.  Each one  preventable and unnecessary.  Making matters worse is the number of parents  who are killed by a drunk driver.   Leaving behind hundreds of orphans to be cared for.   This needless death leaves the families to carry the financial…
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The Ghost in the Divorce

March 22, 2022

You may have heard there are similarities between divorce and the death of a loved one. Both experiences are full of strong emotions often accompanied with stages of grief.  Just like the loss of family member a person going through a divorce can experience stages of grief.   Even if you wanted the divorce.The typical stages…
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Kim & Kanye Granted Bifurcated Divorce

March 4, 2022

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were granted a bifurcated divorce.  What this essentially means is Kim and Kaye were returned to single status even though issues like custody or dividing community assets has not been fully resolved.The most common reasons for this request is a spouse may be looking to remarry soon, or the couple…
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Spousal Support Roulette – The Taylor Story

November 13, 2021

The hardest scenario in negotiating a divorce is when one spouse is asking for spousal support (aka alimony).  So, when Chris Taylor asked how much spousal support he should pay his wife I took a deep breath.We can provide clients reasonable advice on child custody schedules and dividing assets and debts.  Giving clients child support…
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Do I Qualify for My Ex-Spouse’s Social Security Benefits?

August 27, 2021

Are you a retiree, or almost a retiree, and going through a divorce?  If so, you will want to know how a divorce affects your Social Security.  Here are some basics on how Social Security benefits work.Much of this information comes right from the Social Security Administration (SSA) website. This article will attempt explain the…
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The Organic Divorce. No Hormones Added.

August 12, 2021

 Who Moved My Cheese, is a story of two mice, “Sniffy” and “Scurry”. The two mice come upon a pile of cheese. They become dependent on the cheese and establish daily routines based on all of the cheese they have. One day, however, the cheese is all gone. Sniffy noticed the cheese supply was shrinking…
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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 new…
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