New Federal Tax Plan Means Changes to Rules about Alimony

The new tax plan involves some extreme changes that will affect alimony payments, staring as of January 1st, 2019. What do The Current Laws Say? As of the current laws, if a couple divorces or separates, the spouse who pays…


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….


How Long Does It Take To Get Divorced If My Spouse And I Agree On The Terms Of The Divorce?

There are two ways to obtain a divorce in Nevada: (1) Complaint for divorce and (2) Joint Petition for divorce. A Complaint for a Divorce is the method used when the spouses do not agree on all issues. On the…