Family Law

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

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 the court to ask for visitation rights.  A Las Vegas family law attorney at Pintar Albiston LLP can provide you.. [Read More…]

Does My Mother Need a Guardianship?

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 protecting himself. When a person is no longer able to act, ideally there will be a durable power.. [Read More…]

What are the Grounds for Annulment in Nevada?

Annulment is very different from divorce. Divorce acknowledges that your marriage existed and was valid.  Annulment ends the marriage and treats it as though it never occurred.  Many people pursue annulment as an alternative to divorce because they believe there is a stigma attached to divorce or because they have religious beliefs that dictate an annulment is preferred. A legal annulment granted by the state is different from the annulment that may be granted by a religious institution, but some people still prefer this method of.. [Read More…]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Guardianship

Guardianship becomes necessary when it is determined that someone is not able to manage his or her own affairs. Children have guardians because they cannot legally make decisions or act on their own behalf.  People who are mentally incompetent or who are physically incapable of caring for themselves may also need to have a guardian appointed. Guardianship can provide protections for a ward, but it is not always an ideal situation.  If you are concerned about who will manage your affairs if you become sick or.. [Read More…]

I Am Still Paying Child Support Even Though the Custody Arrangement Has Changed – Do I Have to Continue Paying?

There are standard formulas used in Nevada to determine the amount of child support that a parent is obligated to pay when the parents are not raising children together. The child support formulas take into account the number of shared children that a couple has, as well as the combined family income of both parents and the percentage of income that each parent earns. It is important to go through the legal process of getting your custody and support orders altered so you can protect yourself.. [Read More…]