When Aretha Franklin died in 2018 without a legal will (intestate), she joined a remarkably long list of legendary stars, including Bob Marley, Sonny Bono and Prince, who also did the same. By simply not preparing an estate plan, she made the task of settling her affairs much more complicated and expensive for her heirs. … Read more

If you are seeking or going through a divorce, you have likely been inundated with advice and anecdotal accounts from friends and family. While well-intended, the information relayed to you by friends and family may not be entirely accurate or applicable to your case.  To help you sort fact from fiction, we handpicked nine (9) … Read more

  Is​ the Family ​​Court​​ open?​​ ​ The short answer is, yes. Following Governor Sisolak’s declaring ​​a state of emergency in Nevada in response to the ​​outbreak of Corona​​virus Disease, ​​Nevada Chief ​​Court​​ Justice Pickering and Eighth Judicial District ​​Court​​ Chief Judge Bell ​​issued Administrative Order 20-01 on March 13, 2020, which dictates ​​alterations to ​​Court​​ procedure … Read more

co-parenting

Our Family Wizard (OFW) is a program that is designed to assist your family in your new co-parenting roles. Transitioning from spouses to co-parents following a divorce or separation can be difficult, especially if the issues that led to the separation or divorce continue to affect the parents’ relationship. This can be particularly problematic, however, … Read more

Now that marijuana is legal for recreational use in Nevada, our Family Courts are likely to face tens of hundreds of cases involving parents who use marijuana and do not believe this should infringe on their custodial rights.  Courts traditionally restricted the contact between marijuana users and their children. Possessing and using the substance was … Read more

When couples start thinking about divorce, one of the first questions they have is: How much does a divorce cost? This is the most common question we hear, and understandably, people are frustrated with our answer: “It depends.” Unfortunately, every divorce is different, and some can involve complex issues, and multiple factors can dramatically affect … Read more

Social media can not only ruin your marriage, it can ruin your divorce. Because we can, many of us share personal information about ourselves on social media and networking sites. Although you may believe you are sharing your information with one or only a few individuals you think you can trust, don’t be so sure … Read more

In today’s changing economy, it is important to understand under what circumstances an order for alimony may be modified.  While litigants can read the law and understand it, knowing what actually happens in the courtroom is not always the same as the law.  In Nevada, both the basis of an award of alimony and the … Read more