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How the 2-2-3 child custody plan works

The 2-2-3 child custody plan is a common arrangement selected by Nevada parents who have a 50/50 child custody agreement. This plan has some pros and cons that parents will want to consider before choosing it, but before discussing the benefits and advantages, let's describe how it works:

The 2-2-3 plan essentially involves the child living Monday and Tuesday with the first parent; Wednesday and Thursday with the second; and Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the first parent. The schedule continues into the second week by starting with the second parent on Monday and Tuesday, and alternates in this fashion.

New law will allow leave for Nevada domestic violence victims

Nevada's governor has signed a law that mandates Nevada employers to give workers leave time if they, anyone in their family or in their home are victims of domestic violence. The law will go into effect at the beginning of 2018.

This is an amendment to current state law that requires employers to make certain reasonable accommodations for employees suffering domestic violence and prohibits them from discriminating against them for that reason.

What are my options for receiving child support payments?

In the state of Nevada, child support recipients have two options for receiving their child support money from the other parent of their children. Those options are to have the money deposited directly into your personal bank account or to have it credited to a Nevada debit card in your name.

With the first option, your child support money will go directly into your checking account by way of direct deposit each month. You can then withdraw the money when you wish, and use the cash to pay for your children's expenses, or save it in the account for future expenses that could arise.

What should I know about divorce and taxes?

Are you considering divorce but haven't thought about the tax implications? Now that you've gotten serious about your relationship with your current spouse, it's time to get serious about your relationship with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Here are a few things you'll want to keep in mind about taxes and divorce:

What constitutes domestic violence in Nevada?

Up until the past decade or so, domestic violence was thought of by most as a crime one romantic partner committed against the other. It's only in recent years that word "domestic" has come to be understood as covering anyone that has maintains a close, familiar relationship with his or her abuser.

Nevada state law allows any person that is alleged to have engaged in using some type of coercion, power or violence against another to be charged with domestic violence.

Have your co-parenting game plan in place before school starts

With back-to-school sales in full swing, many divorced parents are thinking about how they'll share the parenting responsibilities of homework, extracurricular activities and dealing with their kids' teachers and coaches as well as who will have the kids during vacations.

If you and your co-parent have a well-drafted parenting plan, this can make such things easier. Be sure to review it, though, to ensure that it still works as your kids go into higher grades and take on new activities or start a new school.

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.