In the state of Nevada, inheritance money falls under the category of "separate property." It's not subject to asset division during a divorce, unless the spouse who received the inheritance co-mingled it with marital assets. Co-mingling of an inheritance happens when you deposit your inheritance money into a joint marital account, or when you use the money to benefit both you and your spouse or your family.
When a couple decides to pull the plug on their relationship, it's not all that uncommon that there may be hurt feelings between the pair which may, in turn, cause there to be legal wrangling involving financial matters, rights to housing, and other issues. It's during this time that couples can easily fall into the trap of assuming that no formalized agreement needs to be put in place to document this new chapter in their lives.
Sometimes parents can't come to agreement on who will receive primary custody of the children. If you're in a battle over custody like this, and you want to make sure you retain your custodial rights, you may want to review what the law says about the matter. This article will review the usual circumstances under which a judge will award primary physical custody to just one parent.
Now that spring break is nearly over, divorced parents are likely turning their attention to summer vacation. If you haven't already made plans, now is the time to do so.
The longer a couple is married, the more assets they acquire during their marriage. When the marital estate involves different kinds of assets, like bank accounts, investment accounts, businesses, multiple real estate properties and multiple vehicles, the process of dividing these assets can become very complicated.
Stopping domestic violence in your life is a lot easier from a technical and legal perspective than it is from a psychological perspective. Indeed, when you're involved in a love union with your abuser, you'll face a mix of very complicated emotions. For this reason, the first step you need to take to put the abuse to a stop may be to seek help from a mental health counselor.
As we've discussed here before, Nevada has the unfortunate distinction of being among the states with the most domestic violence-related homicides. In the last year for which data is available, we ranked third in the nation.
It might seem obvious that people who are divorced would have learned some lessons about themselves and what they want from marriage that would make their next union successful. However, statistics show that second and subsequent marriages are more likely to end in divorce than first ones.
Nevada parents who are convicted of child neglect could lose their parental rights to their children. In fact, if police suspect that a child is being neglected, it's not uncommon for them to take the child into custody and deliver him or her to the Nevada Division of Child and Family Services. Once this happens, a parent could face legal challenges in getting the child returned -- especially if the parent is being held in jail.
Sometimes, divorce isn't the best option for your situation. For couples that are interested in taking a break without breaking the bonds of matrimony entirely, a legal separation might be in order.
Courts view the obligation to financially support one's children seriously, and it's rare that a parent will be relieved of this responsibility -- even if the parent files for bankruptcy. This article will review several things that parents need to keep in mind with regard to bankruptcy and child support.
The amount of child support you're currently paying or receiving was either decided by a family law court, or you and your ex agreed to the amount in an out-of-court settlement. Regardless of how you arrived at this figure, it's important to remember that it's not set in stone.
Child custody is something that parents don't truly want to have to battle over. Each parent wants what they think is best for the child, but when those ideas don't mesh together, the need for a battle becomes evident. As you go through child custody issues, we are here to help you think beyond the immediate problems so that your child can begin to enjoy at least a measure of stability.