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What's the worst mistake I could make in a high-asset divorce?

Most people would rather have as much wealth and abundance as possible. However, when it comes to divorce, a large marital estate means more complicated divorce proceedings. Indeed, divorce may be one of the few arenas in which the less you have the better off you are.

As you might imagine, when trying to estimate the value of different assets and property -- and when trying to figure out who should get what -- it's easy for high net worth spouses to make costly mistakes during their divorce proceedings. This begs the question: What is the absolute worst mistake a high net worth spouse could commit in a divorce?

Is your child experiencing sleep issues during your divorce?

Even the most amicable divorces can be difficult for kids. Their world as they know it is being turned upside down. It's not surprising that many children whose parents are splitting up have a difficult time sleeping.

There are things that parents can do to help children who are having sleep issues due to anxiety. Talking to them and letting them share their feelings is helpful. Reassure them that your feelings about them haven't changed. The less they have to keep their feelings bottled up, the better off they'll likely be.

Should I get a legal separation?

When it comes time to admit that your marriage is irreparable -- for whatever personal reason -- it's also time to decide if you will seek a "legal separation" first or go straight into a divorce. Although most Nevada couples simply think that divorce is the way to go, there are some great benefits to legal separation that you might want to consider.

Legal separation should not be confused with "informal separation." A court actually has to approve of your legal separation, which usually involves the approval of an agreement between yourself and your spouse that involves decisions about child custody and asset division.

Actress accuses ex of revenge porn and stalking

Actress Mischa Barton says that she would be "terrified" if she saw the ex-boyfriend whom she says has been trying to sell video of the 31-year-old engaged in sex to various companies for $500,000. Barton may be best known for to many people for her role in the TV series The O.C. from 2003 to 2006.

Barton is suing her ex for trying to distribute what her attorney says is "revenge porn." However, she is also taking steps to keep him away from her permanently. Although she has obtained temporary restraining orders (TROs) against him, she says that he's been "lurking" near her home as well as texting her. She also says that he showed up at a friend's house where she was staying.

Domestic violence in Nevada: A continuing problem

In the year 2017, one would not expect domestic violence to be a problem like it was in the past, but that couldn't be further than the truth. Paying specific attention to the treatment of women, researchers have found that a woman gets beaten or assaulted every nine seconds in the United States. In 2016, 24 women died of sexual and domestic violence.

Alarmingly, among Nevada residents, 33 percent of men and 44 percent of women admitted to suffering from violence from their intimate partners. According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, this is much higher than national averages, which show 25 percent of women and 11 percent of men admitting to the same.

Why addiction can lead to divorce

Addiction can lead to divorce, even when the spouse who eventually asks for the divorce really wants to save the marriage. In some cases, it can get so bad that there's simply no other option.

For instance, one woman who was in Alcoholics Anonymous said that she got divorced twice. In both cases, her spouse was also addicted to alcohol. While she took steps to curb her own addiction, her spouses did not, and she was forced to walk away from the marriages.

Reasons to ask for a child custody modification

In most cases, a Nevada judge will honor the existing child custody orders if custodial disagreements arise. However, there are certain circumstances in which a parent can request a child support modification and prevail in the matter.

Here are several scenarios in which a family court judge might provide the child support modification you desire:

Another reason to take domestic violence seriously

Domestic violence is a very serious issue in its own right, and it likely deserves more attention than it gets. However, some people don't really take it as seriously as they should.

Some experts say this could be an issue that has horrific consequences. After all, studies have found that many mass shooters have domestic violence in their past. They say that giving more attention to violence in the home could help people spot red flags that may show an even more dramatic event is coming.

7 benefits of a prenuptial agreement

It used to be that asking your soon-to-be spouse to sign a prenuptial agreement was one of the most controversial things that a fiance could do. However, these days would-be spouses, and society, in general, are a lot more open to the idea of a prenuptial agreement. After all, so many marriages end in divorce that a prenup just makes sense.

Let's take a look at seven of the most significant benefits of a prenup:

Domestic violence shelter director found not guilty in abuse case

The former director of Nevada's most well known domestic violence shelter, Shade Tree, was found not guilty on charges that he battering his own girlfriend on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Las Vegas Metro Police had arrested and charged the 37-year-old defendant with misdemeanor domestic violence back on March 5 after he allegedly had attacked his live-in girlfriend.

According to the police report in the case, the woman allegedly slapped the man after arguing about how he had spoken to her. At the time, the woman reportedly told responding officers that he said he had been waiting for an opportunity to attack her. He then jumped on top of her and began beating her all about her body.