Divorce Rates During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on everyone. Many people found themselves suddenly unemployed and unable to make ends meet. Schools have shuttered, and plans have changed. Unfortunately, the sudden upheaval has left married couples in challenging positions at times….


New Child Support Formula in Nevada Begins Now

Thousands of Nevada residents will be impacted by the new legislature in place, relating to child support. If you have a current child support order in place, it’s important to understand how these changes may affect you. Our experienced Las…


The Granting of Temporary Protection Orders Has Been Expedited

Protecting victims of domestic violence is a noble concern for the judiciary system. Now, those victims just received more protection, thanks to the Las Vegas Family Court. As of January 28th of this year, a significant change has been made…


Pets & Divorce: Who Keeps the Pup?

In California, there is a new law granting judges the authority to settle disagreements over who keeps the family pet(s) after a divorce. Perhaps not so surprising: these laws are set up to mirror the way courts handle child custody…


Blue Diamond Shooting was a “Domestic Dispute”

On August 11th, witnesses watched as a security guard was fired from the Ross store on Blue Diamond and Valley View. Shortly after that, the man returned with a gun and started shooting. The shooting was later classified as a…


New Federal Tax Plan Means Changes to Rules about Alimony

The 2019 tax plan involved some extreme changes that will affect alimony payments, from January 1st, 2019 onward. What Did The Old Laws Say? Prior to January 1, 2019, if a couple divorced or separated, the spouse who paid the…


California Man Charged With Killing His 5-Year-Old Son During a Difficult Divorce and Custody Battle

If you saw the image of the little boy before his untimely demise, the sweetness of that image may still haunt you: his chubby cheeks, his innocent gaze, the silver cross hanging around his neck. What could have driven anyone,…


Can Married Same-Sex Couples File Joint Bankruptcy?

If you are legally married to your spouse, the bankruptcy code allows both of you to file a joint bankruptcy case instead of filing two separate individual bankruptcy cases. A joint petition can be advantageous for many reasons. When a…


Child Custody and Leaving Nevada: Druckman v Ruscitti

In Nevada, every parent, regardless of marital status, is entitled to equal rights to his or her child. This means that parents are entitled to a relationship with their children whether or not they are married. Additionally, Nevada statutes state,…


Medical Marijuana and Child Custody in Nevada

As many citizens know, Nevada recently enacted a law to allow for safe, regulated access to medical marijuana from businesses. This has led many people to wonder how legally obtained medical marijuana may affect child custody disputes between conflicting parents….