Divorce & Custody Blog

Second Saturday Divorce Workshop

February 21, 2017

Divorce attorney Philip Spradling will be a special guest speaker at Second Saturday’s March Divorce Workshop. Since 1988 Second Saturday workshops have offered non-biased legal, financial, and emotional advice for women going through a divorce. Second Saturday was created by the Women’s Institute for Financial Education, the oldest and most trusted non-profit devoted to female…
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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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I’m Divorced! Well…Almost

December 21, 2016

Litigating a divorce requires both spouses and the divorce lawyers to devote a huge amount of energy, money, emotion, and time.  Even if the divorce is an uncontested divorce ,  the process can suck up a lot of energy.   You can imagine that when the judge drops the gavel for the last time, everyone involved…
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New Holiday Traditions

December 20, 2016

The first holiday being separated or divorced can be the worst? Because old traditions or past routines are out of sync with the new you. One piece of advice given to us by a wise marriage counselor is to use this time to start new traditions. You have a clean slate to start something new…
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Retroactive Child Support and Arrearages

December 8, 2016

In Nevada, both parents of a child have an obligation to provide for their minor child’s “necessary maintenance, health care, education and support.” NRS 125B.020(1). But what happens when a parent doesn’t pay for the child’s support? This article addresses the rights of various parties to retroactively collect child support, and/or to obtain arrearages for…
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Women Filing Divorce More Than Men

December 8, 2016

The 1960s hit song “These Boots Are Made For Walking” by Nancy Sinatra definitely rings true for 21st century women. A 2000 published study in the American Law and Economics Review revealed that more than 68 percent of divorce petitions are filed by the gals and not the guys. So, why are women the gender…
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Differing Parenting Styles Led to “Brangelina’s” Divorce

November 21, 2016

As divorce lawyers, we have seen firsthand that differing parenting styles can result in a divorce. Although opposites often attract in dating, some of those differences can become less complementary when it comes to raising children. The qualities that led you to fall in love with someone as a person don’t always translate to harmonious…
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Deviating from Nevada’s Child Support Formula

November 14, 2016

In Nevada, as in most states, the amount of child support to be paid by either parent is prescribed by a statutory formula. “Statutory” means a law made by Nevada’s state legislature. These are the laws judges and attorneys must follow. The child support formula can be found under Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 125B.070, or…
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When to Modify Child Support

November 14, 2016

Child support amounts, ordered by the court, can be modified. However, the Nevada courts understand financial situations are not Mt. Rushmore and can change. To accommodate the changes Nevada has created rules when child support can be modified. To modify child support there needs to be a change in circumstances. There are typically three circumstances…
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