• WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE FILING FOR DIVORCE

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    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE FILING FOR DIVORCE

    1. Am I Going to Win?

    Win what? What is a win? No one wins a divorce. You will lose, your spouse will lose and most importantly, if you have children, they will lose. The income you have…

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  • What Just Happened?

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    What Just Happened?

    You just spent time in Las Vegas family court listening to attorneys discuss intimate details of your life and a judge making decisions about those intimate details. Your head is swimming…

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  • Know Your Judge

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    KNOW YOUR JUDGE: A GUIDE TO CLARK COUNTY FAMILY COURT JUDGES

    More so than in other courts, decisions rendered by judges in family court are highly discretionary. Judges are human and fallible. Their personal biases, philosophies, and life experiences influence and inform their rulings and “tip…

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  • Pecos Law Group Announcements

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    Bruce Shapiro was recently named as one of the best Las Vegas family law lawyers by  Mountain States “Super Lawyer,” US News and World Report, Best Lawyers in America and Vegas, Inc.

    Paul Lemcke was recently named as one of the best Las Vegas family law lawyers, by Mountain States “Super…

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  • To Leave Or Not To Leave:

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    The Hidden Ramifications of Moving out of the Marital Home
    An issue which universally arises in the dissolution of a marriage is who will leave the marital home. The decision to move out has significant legal implications, but, because it often takes place long before the initiation of the divorce…

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  • Community Waste in Nevada

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    By Bruce I. Shapiro, Henderson, Nevada
    Published in the Nevada Family Law Report, Fall 2010
    Reprinted with Permission from the State Bar of Nevada ©2010

    1. Introduction

    NRS 125.150(1)(b) provides that in a divorce action, a court shall attempt to make an equal division of the community property “except that the court may…

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  • A Positive Approach to Negative Equity

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    Presented by:
    Robert P. Dickerson, Esq. and Shann D. Winesett, Esq.
    December 2, 2009

    I. INTRODUCTION.

    In the days of escalating property values, Nevada family courts had no difficulty in adhering to Nevada’s paradigm of presumptive equal distribution of community property. Most divorcing couples owned a marital home with a pot of equity…

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  • Herz v. Gabler-Herz:

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    WEALTH AS A PROPER CONSIDERATION IN SETTING CHILD SUPPORT AWARD.

    By Bruce Shapiro, Henderson, Nevada

    Published in the Nevada Family Law Report, Fall 1993

    Reprinted with permission from the State Bar of Nevada 2011

    INTRODUCTION

    In a recent issue of Inter Aliai attorney Ronald F. Logar criticized the Nevada Supreme Court for its decision…

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  • Willful Underemployment Under NRS 125B.080(8)

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    Willful Underemployment Under NRS 125B.080(8)
    Bruce I. Shapiro, Las Vegas, Nevada

    Published in the Nevada Family Law Report, Winter 1998

    Reprinted with permission from the State Bar of Nevada 2011

    The parents of a child have a duty to financially support their child. Child support is set pursuant to the statutory presumptions…

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