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Resolving child support issues

Divorcing parents in Nevada have a wide array of challenges before them as they begin to prepare for new lives. Some couples will opt to share custody, while others will decide on an arrangement involving a custodial parent and a noncustodial parent with visitation.

Why get a legal separation instead of a divorce?

When a marriage is faltering, spouses discover that they have a variety of options at their disposal. Many will try counseling to try to mend their differences, while others will experiment with trial separation. Still other couples come to the realization that their marriage cannot be repaired and opt for a divorce.

Divorcing parents can be superheroes in their kids' eyes

Superheroes are often idolized by young children. Superheroes do good deeds not only with super powers, but also with flair, great outfits and nifty sayings. Remember the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? "Cowabunga!" they would yell. And Thor would exclaim "Odin's beard!" Superman vowed to fight for "truth, justice and the American way."

Seeking to relocate with a child? Prepare for court scrutiny

Relocation with children to another state whether between married or unmarried couples requires extensive planning.  The moving parent needs either written permission from the nonmoving parent or a court order.  A court order involves an evidentiary hearing or trial unless the case settles.

What impact will divorce have on your estate plan?

Nevada is one of nine community property states. That means, if you get divorced in Nevada, the assets acquired over the course of the marriage are regarded as community property to be equally divided, unless ther is clear and convincing proof to the contrary. Likewise, debts acquired during the marriage are presumed community debts.