What is a “Peremptory Challenge”

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Each party, as a matter of right in a divorce action, is entitled to change the judge assigned to a case by filing what is called a  “peremptory challenge.”   It must be filed for any reason, within a specific time frame, at a cost of $450.00.  Generally, each party…

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What’s in a name?

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The attorneys at the Pecos Law Group have prevailed in their attempts to ensure that parents, regardless of sex and marital status, have a fair opportunity to participate in the naming of their children.  In the case, Petit v. Adrianzen, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 15 (2017), recently published by…

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Jack W. Fleeman Named Partner at Pecos Law Group

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Pecos Law Group is pleased to announce that Jack W. Fleeman has been named as a partner.   Since joining Pecos Law Group in 2014, Mr. Fleeman has become a Certified Family Law Specialist in the state of Nevada; has been named as a Super Lawyers Mountain States Rising Star…

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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.

Mr….

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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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