• There’s More than One Way to Be a Father: Overview of Nevada’s Paternity Statutes

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    It is a well-known trope, and sometimes a real-life situation: A man raises a child for years, then discovers, by admission or DNA testing, that he is not actually that child’s biological father. What happens after that? Is he no longer legally responsible for that child? What are his…

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  • 17th Annual State Bar of Nevada Advanced Family Law Program

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    Family Law CLE

     

    December 3, 2020

    8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

     

    6.5 CLE credits, 1.0 ethics credit, 1.0 substance abuse credit

     

     

    8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Introduction by Bruce Shapiro.

     

    9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Christina Carl, Worldwide Litigation, “Finding Happiness in a Pandemic. Tips on How to Find Balance and Embrace Our…

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  • Too Close to Home: Protections for Tenants Who Have Experienced Domestic Violence, Harassment, Stalking, or Sexual Assault

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    Whether one has ever experienced or witnessed domestic violence, harassment, stalking, or sexual assault or not, it is easy to imagine the horror that can ensue after such an attack or stalking, especially when a victim is unable to get out of a lease agreement to move away from…

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  • Pecos Law Group November 2020 Blog Topics:

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    Private School Tuition;
    Joint tax returns during divorce;
    What just happened in court;
    Child abductions under the Hague Convention;
    Cohabitation and alimony;
    Marriage Planning and Divorce.

     

     

    WILL FAMILY COURT ORDER PARENTS TO PAY PRIVATE SCHOOL TUITION FOR THEIR CHILDREN?

     

    The threshold determination is whether private school is in the best…

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  • Cryptocurrency: An Overview

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    Cryptocurrency – chances are you’ve heard of it. But what is it? How does it work? Who is using it and for what? Simply put, cryptocurrency is a sort of online currency that can be exchanged for goods and services. Most cryptocurrency needs to be purchased with real currency,…

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  • DISCRIMINATION IN FOSTER CARE PLACEMENTS

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    According to the Office of the Administration for Children & Families, in 2018 there were approximately 437,283 children in foster care. While about a third of those children were placed in the home of a relative, nearly half were in nonrelative foster family homes. While 43% of the children…

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  • A General Guide to the Most Common Types of Bankruptcies

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    If you have found yourself in a position where you are unable to pay your bills, you should absolutely consider scheduling a bankruptcy consultation with a lawyer. Once you schedule your consultation, you should attempt to compile your financial documentation for your consultation. Financial documentation will likely include paystubs,…

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  • School Re-Opening Plans and How They May Affect Custody Schedules

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    Clark County schools were closed on March 15, 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially, Governor Sisolak planned to close schools until April 6, 2020 when cases of COVID-19 began to spike. As the pandemic went on, however, Clark County schools did not end up re-opening at…

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  • Judicial Non-Disparagement Orders Encounter a Constitutional Speed Bump

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    In Nevada and in other states across the U.S., courts have with increasing frequency attempted to counteract the emotionally charged and often abusive interactions between divorce litigants who share the custody of minor children, by imposing so-called “non-disparagement” orders. Non-disparagement orders are often issued during contentious divorce or child…

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  • Feeling Drained After Zoom Calls? You’re Not Alone

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    Have you, like the rest of America (and likely the world), been conducting meetings via Zoom since the pandemic began? Have you found that you feel drained and tired after Zoom calls? You’re not alone.
    Much is currently being explored and written about the psychological implications that the Covid-19 pandemic…

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