• Adult Adoption: Where It Came From, How It’s Been Used, and Why Adults Decide to Adopt Other Adults

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    Adoptions have been performed for millennia. The Code of Hammurabi, a code of law used by the ancient Mesopotamians as far back as 1754 B.C., mentions adoption. One of these laws dictated that if a man took in a male child and “brought him up” as a son, then…

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  • Must Ask Questions Before Hiring Your Divorce Attorney

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    You’re thinking about getting a divorce and the prospect of dealing with what might be ahead can be overwhelming. Protect yourself by consulting with a divorce attorney immediately, so you know how to safeguard your interests. One of the most common regrets in divorce forums is not hiring an…

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  • A Basic Overview of The Divorce Process

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    One of the biggest fears in a divorce case is the unknown. One way to address that fear is by understanding what to expect of the process.

    In general, a divorce begins with a document called a “complaint.” The complaint is filed by the person initiating the divorce. That person…

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  • Jennifer Willis of Pecos Law Group

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    Pecos Law Group is proud to announce that
    attorney Jennifer Poynter-Willis’ article “Determining Community Property
    Assets and Debts in a Divorce Case” was published in the COMMUNIQUE, the
    official publication of the Clark County Bar Association (February 2019).  The article attempts to assist litigants with
    discovery mechanisms as a means to determine a…

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  • When Child Custody Remedies Aren’t Enough: Tortious Custodial Interference

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    Though it does not
    happen often, sometimes a parent encounters a situation in which the other
    parent or a third party has wrongfully withheld a child from that parent for an
    extended period or has alienated a child from that parent to the point that
    reunification may not be possible or take a…

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  • Which Family Court Judge is Right for Your Case?

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    I am often “told” by prospective clients
    that they want a certain gender representing him or her in their divorce. While
    it is certainly up to an individual whom they choose to represent him or her in
    a divorce action, it is up to attorney to give the appropriate advice.  The “best…

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  • Bruce I. Shapiro of Pecos Law Group

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    Pecos Law Group is proud to announce that attorney
    Bruce Shapiro’s most recent article, “Establishing and Developing a New Family
    Law Practice:  Part 4:  Marketing, has been published in the Winter
    2019 issue of the Nevada Family Law Reporter.

              This most recent article describes how
    lawyers should always market themselves and opines that…

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  • “I Feel Like I’m Being Watched”: Spying by Family Law Litigants

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    Those who own and
    use smartphones are likely aware of the lack of real privacy present in today’s
    world. Perhaps you’ve noticed Facebook ads for items you previously Googled. Maybe
    you were the victim of ransomware on your computer, resulting in a loss of
    important documents.  

              These issues are particularly relevant
    in family…

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  • Nevada Divorce Cases 101

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    Family court has its own
    procedural rules, which is why it is important to hire an attorney experienced
    in the field to handle your case. The following is a simplified, bare-bones
    outline of what you can expect during your divorce case:

    Hiring an attorney: You will likely
    consult with at least one attorney before…

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  • Deviating from Nevada’s Child Support Presumptions

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    Part 1: Introduction and NRS
    125B.080(9)(a)

              The
    Child Support Enforcement Amendments of 1984 required all states to develop
    advisory mathematical guidelines to calculate child support awards by October
    1, 1987.  As a result, the Nevada
    legislature enacted NRS 125B.070 and 125B.080 in 1987, which statutes were
    modeled after Wisconsin’s percentage of income formula.

              The
    Family Support…

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