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Community Debts In Nevada

By Kainen Law Group |

Nevada is a community property state, meaning that when couples divorce, all the property acquired during their marriage is generally split equally, with few exceptions. However, many couples forget that the couple’s debts must also be paid. It is important to keep in the debts in mind when addressing a divorce, lest your ex-spouse’s… Read More »

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Determining Parental Unfitness

By Kainen Law Group |

The policy of the courts in the State of Nevada is to make all custody determinations based upon the best interests of the child or children concerned in a specific case.  While state policy suggests a preference for both parents to remain in a child’s life, if it is deemed to be necessary in… Read More »

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Social Security And Divorce

By Kainen Law Group |

When two people divorce, this does not necessarily mean that their lives are forever divided, especially when discussing issues surrounding retirement and estate planning. For example, even divorced spouses may be able to claim Social Security benefits on each other’s work records depending on the specific situation that one or both may find themselves… Read More »

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Busting Myths About Nevada Divorce

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Nevada has something of a history as a ‘divorce destination,’ in light of the fact that in the early and middle 20th century, it was a place where almost anyone could obtain a quick divorce. However, this has given rise to misunderstandings and erroneous beliefs which can create problems when people try to obtain… Read More »

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Alimony In Nevada: What Is Temporary Alimony?

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Sometimes, during divorce proceedings, a court will order one spouse provide the other with temporary alimony. This concept can be confusing to many people, as most alimony orders are ultimately temporary in that the are only for a fixed period of time (generally not lifetime) and can be modified. However, there is a specific… Read More »

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Is My Spouse Hiding Assets?

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In many divorces, especially those involving people with high net worth, asset division can become complex, even within the framework of community property rules. On occasion, one spouse will attempt to hide assets from the other, or to somehow put those assets out of reach. There are ways to try and discover this misconduct,… Read More »

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Alimony In Nevada: What Is Periodic Alimony?

By Kainen Law Group |

There are different types of alimony commonly awarded in Nevada divorces, and by far the most common is what courts call periodic alimony. Generally, this is what one thinks of as “alimony” in most divorce proceedings, but even so, there are common misconceptions about such awards. It is important that you understand what an… Read More »

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When A Parent Is Unfit

By Kainen Law Group |

Nevada custody and child support laws are founded upon the principle that the parent or the court must always act in the best interests of the child or children involved. Sometimes, this can mean that the court must make the determination that one or both parents are unfit to exercise custody or visitation rights…. Read More »

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When Your Spouse Can’t Be Found

By Kainen Law Group |

When you want a divorce, you want the process to be as painless and expedient as possible, including quick service of process, quick proceedings and quick ending. However, on occasion, particularly where the separation has occurred years before the proceeding, it is possible for one spouse to have no idea where the other is… Read More »

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Commingled Separate Property In Divorce

By Kainen Law Group |

Nevada is a community property state, which means that any asset or debt acquired during the marriage will be equally divided between the spouses during a divorce, absent a compelling reason to make an unequal division. However, when determining which assets are community assets, sometimes there will be confusion and questions over certain assets… Read More »

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