How Family Law Attorneys Help Resolve Child Custody Issues

Child custody issues often become controversial, especially in cases that include a painful separation for the parent. Child custody issues are also exacerbated in cases where the child is born out of wedlock. The Nevada family courts consider many factors when determining a child custody case. The principle of best interest of the child is applied in all cases related to child custody. Recently, … [Read more...]

How Do I Know When My Parent Needs a Guardian?

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Many medical conditions can affect a person’s ability to make decisions on his own behalf.  Everything from drug addiction to brain damage from an accident to dementia can cause someone to be of unsound mind and unable to make informed decisions in his or her own interest. Unfortunately, many of the medical conditions that affect cognitive abilities become significantly more likely as people … [Read more...]

How Do You Decide Division of Holidays After Divorce

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There are myriad issues with how parents should share visiting time after a marriage ends.  One of the biggest issues for many families is a decision on how holidays should be divided.   Parents should try to work out division of holidays after divorce together whenever possible. Involving the courts is likely to be the most costly way to resolve the question of how holidays should be shared. … [Read more...]

How to Serve Divorce Papers to a Spouse Who is Out of State

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When you file for divorce, your spouse has the right to be notified about the fact that you are trying to end your marriage. Your spouse has the right to receive your request to dissolve your union and to provide a response. Your spouse also has the right to argue for his or her preferred division of property, assets, debts, and custody. In order to make sure that your spouse gets the right to … [Read more...]

What are the Grounds for Divorce in Nevada?

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Traditionally, divorces were limited to situations where one or both of the two spouses involved in the relationship had done something to cause an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.  A couple could divorce, for example, as a result of abuse or neglect or adultery but could not divorce simply because they no longer loved each other or wished to be married. This resulted in divorces where … [Read more...]

How Do You Calculate Child Support in Nevada?

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Child support is a financial contribution that each parent makes in order to help provide financial support to his or her children.  Child support is generally required until a child has become emancipated. For most kids, this appears at age 18, or at age 19 if the child is still going to high school at the age of 18. A parent is always going to be obliged to pay child support, even if he or she … [Read more...]

Who Pays for Medical Insurance After a Las Vegas Divorce?

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When a divorce occurs, there are many changes that take place. If you and your child were covered under your spouse's health insurance in the past, this may no longer be the case once the marriage has come to an end. It is important to make sure that you have proper health insurance coverage and that your child does as well. An experienced Las Vegas divorce lawyer can help.  Determining who … [Read more...]

Not Being Allowed to See Grandchildren: What Are Your Rights?

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In the state of Nevada, all decisions related to child custody and visitation are made based on what is in the best interests of the child. Nevada Code Section 125C.050 specifically addresses the situations in which certain non-parent relatives are able to request visitation of a child.  If you are not being allowed to see grandchildren, it can be very frustrating. You may be able to petition … [Read more...]

Does My Mother Need a Guardianship?

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For many people, there comes a point when they can no longer manage their own financial affairs or make their own decisions. This may occur when someone becomes physically or mentally incapacitated or when someone becomes seriously ill.  Family members and loved ones who become aware that a person can no longer act on his own must step forward to protect the person who has become incapable of … [Read more...]