• NEW CHILD SUPPORT LAWS COMING TO NEVADA

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    For many years, the child support guidelines in Nevada have remained the same. In the case of a primary physical custody order, the presumptive child support amount to be paid to the custodial parent is based on a specific percentage of the non-custodial parent’s gross monthly income: 18% for…

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  • How Divorcing Couples with a High Net Worth May be Affected by the New Tax Law

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    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has important ramifications for all couples considering divorce this year, but several of its provisions will be especially impactful on couples with significant assets and/or incomes. Such couples will want to seriously consider finalizing a divorce in 2018, before the new…

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  • A Twenty-First Century Conundrum: What Happens to Frozen Embryos When a Couple Separates?

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    The court battle between actress Sofia Vergara and her ex-husband, Nick Loeb was recently big news. Years ago, Vergara and Loeb created two embryos through in vitro fertilization (IVF) and froze them, agreeing to keep them in storage. After Vergara and Loeb broke up and divorced, they disagreed about…

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  • THE FUTURE OF ALIMONY How the new tax law could affect divorce in Nevada

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    If you pay or receive alimony, you are familiar with the tax consequences; alimony is deductible for the payer, and reportable as income to the recipient. Beginning in 2019, the questionably named “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” will drastically change the way alimony is treated for tax purposes. Alimony…

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  • Do premarital agreements with “loyalty clauses” encourage divorce?

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    The Daily Mail Online reviewed this question in a recent article. A family law firm in Great Britain that analyzed the evidence believes that they do.

    A premarital agreement, or prenup, is a legal document prepared in advance of a couple’s marriage. When properly prepared, they are generally considered to…

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  • Pecos Law Group Welcomes Kirby Wells

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    Pecos Law Group Welcomes Kirby Wells
    Pecos Law Group is pleased to announce that long time attorney Kirby Wells has joined the firm in an Of Counsel capacity. Kirby has been practicing law in Nevada since 1973 and will focus his time on a select number of complex divorce cases…

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  • Sex Addiction: A Real Disease or an Excuse for Bad Behavior?

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    As the number of reports and accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior grows, so does the number of high-profile offenders seeking help for their “sex addiction.” Our society tends to be more sympathetic to those whose transgressions are caused by a disease, than to those who have no such excuse….

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  • Parents May Not Legally Make Decisions For Their Children When They Turn 18

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    A recent article in The Wall Street Journal suggests that parents often overlook certain legal documents they may need when their children turn 18. Just because you are still writing the checks, does not mean that you are still entitled to receive information about, or make decisions for, your…

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  • Annual State Bar of Nevada Advanced Family Law Program December 7, 2017

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    Announcements

    1. There has been a change in the times of several speakers due to schedule conflicts, so please note all programs are subject to change.

    2. Judge Tao is unable to appear due to his schedule, but Justice Gibbons will be replacing him. Justice Gibbons, Justice Pickering and Court of…

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    Bruce Shapiro of Pecos Law Group was named the Best Lawyers 2018 Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Las Vegas.

    Pecos Law Group is proud that its lawyers have received this honor in the four out of the five past years.

    Family Law Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers…

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