Understanding the Guardianship Process in Las Vegas Nevada

What is Guardianship

No-one likes the idea of getting old and feeble and progressively losing the ability to look after yourself, but in the end it happens to nearly everyone. Here in Nevada, it’s quite possible for an elderly person to need caring for, yet they have no immediate family to do so and are dependent on a Guardian. The Guardianship process has been under the spotlight recently as there have been many … [Read more...]

What Did You Know About Nevada’s Unique law on Electronic Wills?

Unsigned Nevada electronic will

Wills are very important legal documents. They are also very old fashioned in the sense that just about everywhere in the civilized world there must be a paper document with a signature on it made by the person who has made the will. You would think that in this day and age of electronic communication and data storage that there would be an opportunity for electronic will making. And there is, … [Read more...]

Equitable Adoption in Nevada

adoption in Nevada

Divorce can be a messy business, especially here in Nevada. Nevada and Maine have the highest rates of divorce in the country, although Florida, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Oregon come close. Nevada had a 14% rate of divorce recorded last year. One of the most challenging aspects of a divorce is working out who is going to gain custody of children and who is responsible for paying for spouse and … [Read more...]

A Nevada Prenuptial Agreement Explained

Prenuptual Agreement in Nevada

There is a general conception that divorce rates are on the rise. In fact, there seems to be no real statistical evidence to back that up, at least in the last decade. However, whether the rate of divorce is rising or not, it is still quite high, especially in states like ours. Nevada has the dubious distinction of sharing the country’s highest divorce rate (with Maine!). It’s no wonder that many … [Read more...]

Getting Divorced in Nevada

Divorce in Nevada

Going through the motions of separation and divorce after being married can be a very stressful process. There are decisions to be made about property and assets, spousal support and child custody as well as financial support for any children. In some cases, decisions can be quite amicable and there is no need for an attorney’s help or the court to intervene and make a ruling of its own. However, … [Read more...]

Child Custody Decisions in Nevada

Child Custody in Nevada

It is an unfortunate reality that more than 40% of all marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. Nevada is no different to anywhere else in the country as far as the incidence of divorce is concerned. Often the people who are most affected by a separation or divorce are the joint children of the couple going through the divorce. Sorting out the custody of a child or children can be fraught with … [Read more...]

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Represent Yourself In A Divorce

Man Representing Himself in Court During A Divorce Trial

Are you considering self-representation in your divorce case? Perhaps you and your spouse are on amicable terms and want to reduce costs. Or maybe you think it’s best to deal with one another directly to move things forward, since lawyers will just get in the way and potentially make matters more contentious than they already are.   Whatever your rationale, representing yourself (or … [Read more...]

10 Qualities To Look For In A Divorce Lawyer

Qualities of a divorce lawyer

Divorce can be one of the most stressful events of your life, and depending on how contentious your particular situation is, the process may last months or even years. When you consider the sensitivity and significance of the issues, the impact they can have on you and your family, and the fact that you may be working alongside your divorce lawyer for a long period of time, you realize just how … [Read more...]

Marriage Annulment: What happens in Vegas can definitely stay in Vegas

Reasons for Anulment in Nevada

You have recently been married and congratulations are in order. But what if you are having second thoughts about your partner and you can no longer see yourself growing old with them on your porch, sipping iced teas together? If you have decided that married life is not for you, an annulment may be the best course of action, depending on the actual reason for which you’re seeking an … [Read more...]

Planning Ahead for Your Child’s College Education

saving money for college

If you’re going through a divorce and your child is very young, it’s probably not at the forefront of your mind to consider negotiating your child’s college education with your soon-to-be ex-spouse. However, this is exactly the time you should be discussing it. If you wait until your child is closer to college-bound age, well after your divorce is finalized, you and your ex-spouse may have your … [Read more...]