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.

Alimony Reduction:  Agreement by Acquiescence

June 20, 2013

Consider the following scenario: Husband and Wife have been married for 23 years. Husband and Wife still get along but have just grown apart. Husband and Wife get divorced.

TEMPORARY SPOUSAL SUPPORT:  Don’t Wait for the Court Order

June 20, 2013

​If you are facing divorce and are the primary wage earner in the family, you need to come to the realization that you will likely be required to pay temporary spousal support to the dependent spouse pending finalization of the divorce.

Summer Break…from Child Support?

June 20, 2013

Every year around this time I am asked whether or not it would be appropriate for a parent to receive a reduction or abatement in child support during extended summer visitation when the children are not with the parent who normally receives child support.

Divorce Decree Delays

June 20, 2013

​Long story short: You file for divorce. After a long and acrimonious battle you go to court and your attorneys finally negotiate a settlement agreement- not the perfect agreement, but one that both you and your spouse can live with

Child Custody after Prison

June 18, 2013

If your child’s other parent was in prison and has now been paroled you may believe that you have a slam dunk case for sole custody. This may or may not be true- it depends on the crime that the other parent committed and the present circumstances. Extremely violent crimes, like murder, usually result in a life sente

Co-Parenting: A Primary Focus of this Blog

March 20, 2013

As a family law attorney, divorced mother of one, married stepmother of one and mother of whom I will lovingly call the “linking child” (i.e. the child of a second marriage where one or both spouses have children from a prior marriage),

Co-Parenting: No Bad Mouthing

March 20, 2013

In a perfect world we coparent with our ex-spouse amicably.