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Shelter for animals of domestic violence victims coming to Reno

Many perpetrators of domestic violence don't limit their assaults to their spouse or significant others. Often they harm their victims' beloved pets to further torture their victims or get them to return home if they do leave. The director of one Las Vegas shelter says she's heard gruesome stories of how "abusers leveraged the pet against (the victim)."

Advice for single parents following a divorce

Divorced Nevada parents will generally have a lot of questions about single parenting methods that will benefit their children. In fact, parents are well-served to study up on single parenting advice to ensure their children are not hurt by their divorces. In the meantime, however, the following simple pieces of advice will be very helpful to newly single parents.

Is there an alternative solution to a prenuptial agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is not something that is easily brought up with your soon-to-be spouse. In fact, many Nevada residents are shy to bring up the need or desire for a prenuptial agreement because they're afraid it will make them seem distrustful or selfish. In fact, this is not the way future spouses should view prenuptial agreements, but instances where a prenup is impossible, future spouses may want to consider setting up an Asset Protection Trust.

The effects of domestic violence on children and their classmates

We all know that domestic violence can have a serious impact on children, even if they aren't the direct victims of the violence. Witnessing it in the home between their parents or other adults can cause emotional and behavioral issues that can impact the rest of their lives.

What are the legal causes of divorce in Nevada?

Under Chapter 125, Dissolution of Marriage, Nevada law offers three causes for divorce by which Nevada spouses will be granted the dissolution of their marriages. Whenever a spouse seeking divorce comes to a Las Vegas family law attorney, the attorney will ask a series of questions to determine which of these causes of actions the particular divorce will fall under. This article will discuss those causes of action exactly as the law describes them.

Tips for moving on once your divorce is final

Even non-contentious divorces can be draining. The process may seem like a never-ending series of meetings, document-signings, working out a parenting plan and possibly moving to a new home. Even if you have assets that allow you to live comfortably, adjusting to a new, scaled-down lifestyle can be challenging.

Legal separation as an alternative to divorce

Through legal separation, Nevada couples can dissolve different parts of their marriage agreement without actually finalizing their divorce. Legal separation is an excellent way for married couples to take a long-term break from their marriage -- especially in cases where either one or the other spouse is not quite certain about beginning divorce proceedings.