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April 2013 Archives

Should veteran's disability pay be called income during divorce?

Nevada lawmakers are considering a measure that would make veteran's disability payments from the government exempt from divorce proceedings. This means that the money paid to veterans who were injured in combat would not be considered "income" for the purposes of spousal support, property division, or child support in the state of Nevada.

Father files suit alleging misconduct in child support process

A man is suing his former girlfriend's new boyfriend, alleging that together with his ex, the other man conspired to conceal her financial situation from the court during a child support proceeding. The proceeding ended in an unusually high award for the mother of the child, who is now 5-years-old.

Beware of online activity during a divorce

Most Las Vegas readers will send off a text message or an email without thinking twice about it. These quick forms of communication don't take a lot of forethought or effort to dispatch, and as a result most people would admit that they've sent something they wish they hadn't.

Divorce versus annulment

As the dispute between reality television star Kim Kardashian and her (hopefully) soon-to-be-ex husband, basketball player Kris Humphries drags on, many Las Vegas readers are wondering what the big deal is and why they cannot come to an agreement. One of the major factors at play here is that the two cannot decide what legal mechanism they should use to end their marriage. While the average reader might think that choosing between a divorce, annulment, or dissolution does not make a difference, the truth is that it can be a very impactful choice.

Religious views of judge at issue in custody appeal

The religious and personal beliefs of a district court judge were the main issue in the appeal of a child custody decision that was recently heard by a three judge panel in a state appeals court. On appeal, the father of the children cited comments made by the judge during the original trial stating that she agreed with the mother as to a specific religious belief.

Will my soon-to-be spouse be stuck with my debt?

There are many important financial questions to consider when preparing to get married in Nevada. In addition to basic concerns like who is responsible for living expenses and what sort of lifestyle is affordable, many couples these days are also concerned about their debts and how that could impact their future spouse. These issues often get muddled as each partner seeks to come to the aid of the other and to help settle financial differences in order to start a new life together. However, financial distress can be one of the leading factors in a divorce, so these issues should be taken seriously from the start.

Selling shared property can be complex during divorce

When it comes to dividing shared real estate, the equation during a divorce can be tricky. In some cases the soon-to-be-ex spouses can agree on which one should take possession and eventually ownership of the shared home or apartment as part of the overall divorce settlement. In other cases, it can quickly become clear that neither spouse wants to continue to live there, and that means that the time has come to try to sell the property.

Real Housewives shows have higher than average divorce rate

When news broke this week of another cast member from Bravo's Real Housewives franchise filing for divorce, it led many fans of the shows to realize that the cast members seem to experience a rather high divorce rate. In fact, across all of total of six locations where the realty show is filmed, the featured women have a divorce of over 51 percent.