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Unfortunately, relationships dissolve. When you and your spouse face irreconcilable differences, your best option may be to move forward with divorce proceedings. And even if your spouse agrees, even if the separation is amicable, there may be times when you feel overwhelmed. You may question if you are doing the right thing for yourself. You may question if you are doing the right thing for your children. Retaining qualified legal counsel ensures you will have an advocate when faced with such adversity. If you are facing a family law matter, such as divorce, child custody, or child support, hiring the team at Marzola, Ruiz & Leyva Group is your best bet. Call (702) 707-4878 to schedule your free and confidential consultation today!
WHAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED WHEN FILING FOR DIVORCE?
There are four primary areas of concern when preparing for divorce and they are: property division, alimony, child custody, and child support. If you do not have children, you will most assuredly have less work to do in completing the process.
The State of Nevada is, what is known as, a “community property” state meaning that all property acquired during the marriage, by either spouse, during the marriage is equally divided. However, there are several notable exceptions to this rule. For instance, if a prenuptial agreement or other contract was entered into by both parties prior to the marriage, the property may not be equally distributed. If the property was solely owned by one spouse, said property may not be equally distributed. In addition to the division of marital assets, a judge may determine that alimony must be paid from one spouse to another.
Alimony, also referred to as spousal support, is a direct payment from one spouse to another, which ensures the lower income earning spouse can remain financially solvent during divorce proceedings and for a specified period thereafter. Alimony can be temporary, short-term, rehabilitative, or permanent. Securing qualified legal representation will ensure your interests are protected and your liability is minimized.
HOW ARE CHILD CUSTODY AND CHILD SUPPORT IMPACTED BY DIVORCE?
Child custody and child support are often the most contentious part of divorce proceedings. For obvious reasons, emotions tend to run high as this topic is breeched. The State of Nevada recognizes two types of child custody; physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody describes whether a child lives with his/her parent at least part of the time. While legal custody refers to a parent’s ability to make important decision in their child’s life. What school the child attends, what religious organizations the child affiliates with, and what medical treatments the child receives can all be determined by the parent with legal custody. For those reasons alone, you should have already picked up a phone to hire quality legal representation. Call (702) 707-4878 to schedule your free and confidential consultation today!