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July 2012 Archives

How to help step-siblings get along

On our Las Vegas family law blog, we have written several blog posts about co-parenting and navigating other tricky relationships in the wake of a divorce. But we have never discussed one issue that plagues many post-divorce or blended families: how to help new step-siblings get alone.

Nevada divorce case raises questions about campaign contributions

A high-profile divorce case has launched a debate over the propriety of Nevada judges deciding cases in which an election campaign contributor is a party or otherwise has a stake in the outcome. The decision in the case could affect the upcoming campaigns of all 82 Nevada district court judges, which are scheduled to take place in 2014.

Las Vegas wedding lands dad in jail

A father has been sentenced to serve six months in jail for allowing his 16-year-old son to marry in Las Vegas. This is not because the marriage was illegal: under Nevada law, minors can get married with the consent of a parent or legal guardian. The father was convicted for criminal contempt of court after allegedly violating a family court order.

How does divorce affect your career?

It goes without saying that divorce is a stressful experience. It is also time-consuming, expensive and, at times, extremely frustrating. As such, it is no surprise that the stress of a divorce can affect other areas of your life, including your performance at work and your career as a whole.

First comes a prenup, then comes marriage

If you are like most of our Las Vegas readers, you probably believe that only wealthy people sign prenuptial agreements prior to marriage, and that they are therefore not important for the average middle-class Nevada resident. However, that may not be the case. There are many other situations in which a prenuptial agreement, or prenup, can come in extremely handy.

After divorce, how can parents move around and out of Nevada?

If you are newly divorced, you are probably becoming aware of the new financial constraints that you are now living within. Not only was the divorce itself costly, but you are also now living on one income instead of two, potentially making your previous lifestyle completely unaffordable. This might mean, for example, that you can no longer to afford your current home or that you need to find a less-expensive child care provider.

The potential tax consequences of the Holmes-Cruise divorce

Last week, it was announced that Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise are planning to divorce, leaving fans either completely shocked or wholly unsurprised, depending on their opinion of the Holmes-Cruise marriage. But regardless of their celebrity status, Holmes and Cruise must now go to work hashing out the same issues as other, non-celebrity couples in Las Vegas and throughout the country, such as property division, alimony, and child custody and support, among others.