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Tax tips for the recently divorced

If you have been through a divorce in the last year, you have likely realized that the finalization of your divorce did not mean the end of your contact with your spouse. There are many additional steps to take, especially as you are separating your finances in the wake of your divorce. This also means that you will likely have to include or consult your former spouse when you are preparing your first post-divorce federal income tax return.

More than half of young mothers are unmarried

As most of our blog readers are probably aware, the number of children being raised in single parent households has significantly increased in the past few decades. Now, for the first time, more than half of mothers who are under the age of 30 when they have children are not married at the time of their child's birth. This has likely led to an increase in family court petitions for child support, custody and related issues in Las Vegas and throughout the country.

Engaged on Valentine's Day? Why you should consider a prenup

About four million Americans got engaged on Valentine's Day, according to a recent survey. This means that, at some point in the next couple of years, about two million weddings will take place in Las Vegas and throughout the country. If you are one of the four million recently engaged, there is one detail that you should not overlook as you plan your big day: deciding whether to sign a prenuptial agreement.

How should you tell your Facebook friends about your divorce?

For some people, one of the most difficult aspects of divorce is the embarrassment factor. It can be humiliating to tell your family, friends and acquaintances that you are ending your marriage, knowing that many of them are probably judging you and speculating on the reasons for your divorce. This may be especially true if you use Facebook and other social networking websites, and have hundreds of 'friends' who may or may not really be friends at all.

Ex remembers Britney Spears' Las Vegas marriage and divorce

Although it took place more than seven years ago, the two-day marriage and ultimate divorce of pop singer Britney Spears and her childhood friend has again appeared in the news. Recently, Jason Alexander gave an interview to ABC News in which he detailed the series of events that took place leading up to, during, and following the 55-hour marriage.

Is there such thing as an 'Oscar Love Curse?'

If you have watched the Academy Awards in recent years, you probably remember the acceptance speeches of Best Actress winners Sandra Bullock, Kate Winslet and Hilary Swank, during which they tearfully thanked their husbands for their love and support. And you probably also remember when, just a few months after winning their Oscar, the actresses' marriages ended in divorce.

Divorce may be more painful for young Las Vegas couples

Common sense dictates that a divorce should be more difficult and painful later in life. After all, that is when most couples have had children, have purchased a home together, and have combined their lives in many more intricate ways. But according to a new study, divorce may actually be more physically and emotionally painful for younger people who have not been married as long.

Including college costs in your divorce settlement agreement

In Nevada and most other states, court-ordered child support payments generally stop when a child turns 18 or is otherwise deemed to have reached adulthood. As such, most child support agreements do not usually include any orders or instructions on how the parents should fund their child's college education.