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7 benefits of a prenuptial agreement

It used to be that asking your soon-to-be spouse to sign a prenuptial agreement was one of the most controversial things that a fiance could do. However, these days would-be spouses, and society, in general, are a lot more open to the idea of a prenuptial agreement. After all, so many marriages end in divorce that a prenup just makes sense.

Domestic violence shelter director found not guilty in abuse case

The former director of Nevada's most well known domestic violence shelter, Shade Tree, was found not guilty on charges that he battering his own girlfriend on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Las Vegas Metro Police had arrested and charged the 37-year-old defendant with misdemeanor domestic violence back on March 5 after he allegedly had attacked his live-in girlfriend.

Are you worried you can't pay your child support?

Life circumstances are constantly changing. One day, we have a great job, and we're making a lot of money. The next day, we lose that job, and we're broke. It's just how life is, and Nevada child support laws recognize the fact that our incomes are constantly in flux. If you lost your job, and you're worried you can't pay your child support each month, you might be able to get approval from a family court judge for a child support modification.

Why verbal abuse does not impact child custody decisions

Despite the fact that it can have a lasting impact on a child's life, the majority of family court judges tend to share in the belief that verbal abuse should not have an impact on their child custody decisions. In case you're wondering why this is the case, it's important to look no further than to the United States Constitution and its First Amendment.

Calculating child support amounts in Las Vegas

Most non-custodial parents in the midst of a divorce want to know how much they are likely to pay in child support. Clark County laws offer guidelines concerning child support. They can point you toward an idea of how much you're likely to pay, but you will not know for sure until after you've reached a finalized agreement or received your official child support decree from a family court judge.