Shann D. Winesett Becomes Certified Family Law Specialist

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Pecos Law Group is pleased to announce that Attorney Shann D. Winesett is now certified as a Family Law Specialist with the State Bar of Nevada. Mr. Winesett joins a small group of Nevada attorneys who has met the qualifications for family law specialization and passed the exam.

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Social Security Benefits and Divorce

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Divorcing parties often asked about Social Security benefits when they are divorcing.  It is important to for divorcing parties to understand the Social Security is federal law, which preempts state law.  In states like Nevada, which presumes property acquired during marriage is “community property, this is not accurate with…

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Withdraw Funds From Your 401(k) Without Penalty

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We are offering a relatively new legal service that may be of interest to your clients. Because of the early withdrawal penalty, retirement funds can, at times, become trapped in an under-performing 401(k).  In such cases, an intra-marriage qualified domestic relations order can be used to remove the funds…

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Alimony and Retirement

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Divorcing later in life has unique challenges, including retirement. At what age may a divorcing party retire?  Does a party want to retire for the sole purpose of not paying the other spouse alimony?  Does the party plan to go back to work after the divorce?  Did the parties…

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Why Professional Athletes Should Have Prenuptial Agreements

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Almost one-half of marriages in the United States end up in divorce. It is far easier identify potential problems in a future marriage, or address the issues in a future divorce, in a prenuptial agreement, than at the time of divorce.  If you and your prospective spouse cannot agree…

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