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CHILD SUPPORT:  A NEW SPOUSE’S INCOME AS PART OF THE CALCULATION

March 26, 2015

It is a common scenario in my office. Client, who has children from a previous marriage, and his fiancé come in to “just cover their bases.”

Child Custody:  Legal Custody and Physical Custody

January 29, 2015

There is a big difference between the two categories of child custody. All final decrees involving child custody must address both legal and physical custody. It is important to understand the difference and the impact one small word can have.

Coparenting Etiquette: Telephone Contact

January 20, 2015

Most parenting plans and nevada custody orders include a provision regarding the frequency of phone contact between parent and child during the other parent's custodial time. Typical provisions range from a mandated call once a day to unrestricted telephone access.

Five Ways to Avoid Child Custody Litigation

January 14, 2015

It is easy to fall into the trap of post-divorce litigation. The same personality issues that led to your unsuccessful marriage are the same reasons you continue tofight post-divorce. Custody litigation is extremely expensive and acrimonious for all involved.

Coparenting Etiquette:  Management of Children’s Technology

January 05, 2015

A parenting issue that worries most families, whether intact, separated or blended, is the proper management their children's access to technology. For divorced or separated parents, particularly challenging co-parenting dilemmas are presented when the parents do not see eye to eye on this issue. Children traveling bet

Co-Parenting:  Who Should Attend the Children’s Events?

October 07, 2014

From a legal standpoint, there are no consequences for anyone in this scenario. Some custody agreements specifically provide for birthday party arrangements, most don’t. This is one of those things that parents must resolve outside of the courtroom. Either parent can throw a birthday party and may invite whomever th

Co-Parenting:  When the Ex Won’t Exercise Visitation With the Kids

September 29, 2014

From a legal standpoint, there is nothing you can do to force Mom to take care of her son. Dad already has primary physical custody and should be receiving child support. A judge will not force a parent to exercise her custody rights. If you are incurring childcare costs because of her refusal to take her son on her w

Addictions and Child Custody

July 16, 2014

The most common issue I see as a family law practitioner is addiction. Many times the same addiction issues that lead to the divorce itself are a focus in the resulting custody proceedings.

Children’s Best Interests: Evidence of Marijuana Use in Child Custody Cases:

September 04, 2013

Even though marijuana seems headed towards being the next drug that is eventually legalized, taxed and regulated throughout the country (like alcohol), parents should not assume that marijuana use is acceptable in the lives of their children. Judges are fond of saying, “Children are entitled to a drug-free life.”

How Much Will You Pay for Child Support in Nevada

September 04, 2013

Child Support is governed by Statute. The Court will first determine your gross monthly income (pre-tax) and will use that number to determine the amount owed based on either a joint physical custody scenario or a primary physical custody scenario.