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.
As Las Vegas couples move through the process of divorce, it is easy to overlook many details that seem fairly inconsequential at the time but which, if overlooked, could result in significant trouble down the road. One of these commonly-overlooked details is health insurance. Under most employer-provided insurance policies, the finalization of a divorce means the end of insurance coverage for the non-employee spouse.
If you are thinking about ending your marriage, you may be overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices and decisions facing you. Should you file for divorce, dissolution or legal separation? Joint or sole physical custody? Joint legal custody? Child support, alimony, or a lump sum payment? Sell the house and divide the proceeds or keep it? Who should get the car, the piano, the jewelry?
Often, when couples are nearing the possible end of their marriage, they decide to live separately for some time to see whether they would be better off divorced. This is usually referred to as a trial separation, and is done informally with no legal intervention. However, spouses who are still on the fence about divorce may want to make their split formal with a legal separation.
When you make the difficult decision to separate from your spouse or end your marriage, you will likely find yourself in a complicated new world full of difficult choices and confusing legal options. Even the most basic decision - whether to seek an annulment, a legal separation, or a divorce - can be daunting if you aren't sure what each of those options provides. Here is a brief guide on these family law procedures and what each entails.
When couples stand at the altar and proclaim that they will support each other in sickness and in health, most anticipate fulfilling that promise in their twilight years, after they have lived a long and happy life together. Few couples foresee their "in sickness" pledge coming due in the beginning, or even the middle, of their marriage. But the reality is that people of all ages get sick, at all stages of life, and they rely on their spouses for support during a difficult illness and, hopefully, recovery.