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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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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“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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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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NEVADA CHILD SUPPORT LAW

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1. NRS 125B.080: MODIFYING CHILD SUPPORT IN NEVADA

In Nevada, the district court has authority to modify a support order only upon the finding of a factual or legal change in circumstances since the entry of the last order. Rivero v. Rivero, 125 Nev. Adv. Op. 34, 25, 216 P.3d…

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Online Compatibility: Not Just for Dating Anymore

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Most are familiar with the online dating site Match.com, as it was launched 23 years ago. In the last two decades, this same “compatibility technology” has now expanded. To the surprise of many, the technology is now being used to place children in the foster care system with potential…

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Is Divorce Contagious? Science Says, “Maybe.”

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A stereotype that divorce attorneys are all too familiar with is the idea that divorce is “contagious,” and that the person who wants to get a divorce “got the idea” from a friend or relative. Divorce lawyers hear this accusation all the time from their clients, but an in-depth…

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