• Custody Litigation Involving Gender-Diverse Children

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    A custody case out of Texas has made headlines recently after Senator Ted Cruz called a Dallas mother’s support of her child’s gender identity “abuse,” prompting more than 2,000 parents and pro-LGBTQ advocates to repudiate the comments.
    Case law involving the parenting of gender-diverse children is limited and has evolved…

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  • State Bar of Nevada Annual Advance CLE Program

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    On December 5, 2019, State Bar of Nevada will hold its annual Advance Family Law Continuing Education program. Topics include: “Everything a Family Law Firm Should Know About Employment Law but Probably Doesn’t; “Family Court Essentials of Blockchain and Bitcoin;” “How Legalized Marijuana is Impacting Custody Litigation. Other topics…

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  • Pecos Law Group December 2019 Blog

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    In Nevada all is Community Property Until Divorce
    In Nevada, all income acquired during marriage is community income. NRS 123.220. In fact, “the wages of either spouse during marriage are considered to be community funds regardless of which spouse earns the greater income or which spouse supports the community.” Norwest…

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  • Should Each Party in a Divorce Action Have His or Her Own Attorney

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    An attorney should not attempt to represent both parties in a divorce action. An attorney may accept the parties’ assurances that they desire no adversity or that there is substantial agreement concerning the manner of termination. Experience has shown, however, that if there is any considerable property or minor…

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  • Pecos Law Group November 2019 Blog

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    Divorce in Nevada: Custody Law

    Physical and legal custody involved separate legal rights and control distinct factual scenarios. In determining both types of custody, the “sole consideration is the best interest of the child.” Parents are encouraged to cooperate and negotiate a custodial arrangement for their children before going to…

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  • “Our Money:” When Couples Commingle Finances

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    In an episode of the television show Portlandia entitled “Sharing Finances,” the unemployed Doug and his breadwinner girlfriend Claire decide to open a joint bank account after the idea is propositioned marriage-proposal-style. Things go downhill, however, when a charismatic salesman talks Doug into splurging on a hot tub, and…

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  • Pecos Law Group October 2019 Blog

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    Marriage Planning and Divorce Planning in Nevada
    When you get married in Nevada without a prenuptial agreement, you are expressly consenting to be bound by the laws of Nevada upon a divorce. Prenuptial agreements may not be considered “romantic,” but ugly divorces are even less romantic. It is generally easier…

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  • 16th Annual State Bar of Nevada Advanced Family Law Program

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    December 5, 2019
    8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    6.5 CLE credits, (1.0 ethics credit pending)
    3100 W. Charleston Blvd.
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Lunch courtesy of LawClerk

    Award sponsored by vegas west attorneys.

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

    9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.: “Everything a Family Law Firm Should Know About Employment Law…

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  • Divorcing in Middle-Age Can Be Devastating – Both Personally and in its Financial Consequences

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    The impact of divorce on all married couples is uniformly difficult, from the inevitable hemorrhaging of time, emotion, and money in getting to the split, to the realization that you have built a life around a personal and economic union that is coming to an end, to the fear…

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  • “We Can’t Buy Food Because Dad Spent All Our Money:” Parental Alienation Syndrome vs. Divorce Related Malicious Parent Syndrome

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    The term “parental alienation” is often thrown around in custody litigation – sometimes legitimately and sometimes not so much. “Parental Alienation Syndrome” was first named by psychiatrist Dr. Richard A. Garners in the 1980’s and occurs when a parent attempts to turn a child against the other parent, often…

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