• Quickie Nevada Divorces

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    Nevada had a reputation in the 1960’s and 1970’s of being a place for having liberal divorce laws and obtaining fast divorces. This portrayal of Nevada was often seen in movies and television show and it became a destination for people around the country who did not want to…

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  • Separate Property Claims in Nevada

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    NRS 123.220 provides that all property, other than that stated in NRS 123.130, acquired after marriage by either husband or wife, or both is community property. NRS 123.130(2), however, provides:

    All property of the husband owned by him before marriage, and that acquired by him afterward by gift, bequest, devise,…

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  • Child Support Awards in Shared Custody Cases

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    Bruce I. Shapiro, Las Vegas, Nevada
    Introduction
    Only one-half of this country’s children live in a “traditional nuclear” family.1 As more children live in split homes, issues involving child support in shared custody arrangements will continue to emerge. Unfortunately, it generally emerges as a means of obtaining a reduction in one…

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  • Nevada Divorce Law: Child Support When Joint Physical Custody

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    As set forth in Wright v. Osburn, 114 Nev. 1367, 1369 (1999), where the parties equally share joint physical custody of the children, the court must calculate the appropriate percentage of gross income for each parent, “subtract the difference between the two and require the parent with the higher…

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  • What You Need To Know Before Filing For Divorce

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    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 been supporting your household with over the years will now be divided and…

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  • Welcome to Our Las Vegas, Nevada, Family Law Blog

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    On behalf of Pecos Law Group on Tuesday, October 12, 2010

    If you have a family law matter that needs to be resolved, you want an experienced lawyer to protect your interests. The decisions you make will stay with you for many years. You want attorneys who know and understand…

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  • Our Attorney: Bruce I. Shapiro

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    Location:
    Henderson, Nevada
    Phone:
    702-388-1851
    Fax:
    702-388-7406

    Mr. Shapiro attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and received his Bachelor’s degree in 1984 and his master’s degree in 1986. He graduated from Whittier College School of Law in 1990, Magna Cum Laude. He has practiced in family law since 1990 and has served as a…

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  • Our Attorney: Stephen R. Minagil

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    Location:
    Henderson, Nevada
    Phone:
    702-388-1851
    Fax:
    702-388-7406

    Stephen R. Minagil has over 30 years experience representing clients throughout Nevada, and currently provides legal services in all areas of family law, criminal law, and matters involving administrative agencies.

    Mr. Minagil has lived in Las Vegas since 1963, graduating from UNLV in 1974 (American History) and Southwestern University…

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  • Our Attorney: Shann D. Winesett

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    Location:
    Henderson, Nevada
    Phone:
    702-388-1851
    Fax:
    702-388-7406

    Shann D. Winesett represents clients in all forms of domestic relations matters, including divorce, complex custody disputes, relocation litigation, paternity, adoptions, post-divorce modifications of custody, visitation, child support and alimony, guardianships, personal injury and business litigation. Mr. Winesett also represents a wide variety of business clients in disputes…

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  • Our Attorney: Paul A. Lemcke

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    Location:
    Henderson, Nevada
    Phone:
    702-388-1851
    Fax:
    702-388-7406

    Mr. Lemcke received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science (with a specialization in International Relations) from Tulane University in New Orleans in 1985, and his law degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1988.  During his second year of law school, he lived in London,…

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