What to Know About Divorcing in Nevada When One is Part of a Special Population

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This is the first post in a series I will be writing which will discuss unique issues that divorcing couples often face if they are a part of a special group or population. In most Nevada divorces the issues of contention are largely the same; child custody, division of property, and spousal support are generally the main points of concern. However, there certain populations who are forced to worry about additional issues on top of the already stressful process of divorce. In the next coming posts, I will be addressing common worries and questions which I often hear in such situations.

During the course of this series I will attempt to answer common concerns which I frequently hear from Nevada residents who are a part of a specialized group. Topics which I will address include:

  • How a divorce is impacted when one partner is undocumented and residing in the country illegally
  • How the Supreme Court’s recent ruling of support in favor of gay marriage will affect same-sex couples who wish to divorce in Nevada
  • How child custody is decided if one spouse has dual citizenship and wishes to return to their home country following a divorce
  • Issues that a couple should consider if one spouse has a chronic illness or physical disability
  • Issues that a couple should consider if one spouse is mentally incapacitated by head trauma, dementia, or developmental disability and is unable to participate in the divorce

In many cases, when a person has a unique issue then it can be frustrating to find answers about how this issue will be impacted during divorce. Too often, a spouse is misinformed prior to filing and is informed later that their divorce may be delayed or complicated by the facts of their specific situation. It is my intention with this series to provide the general information necessary to those who belong to one of the above situations, so that prior to filing for divorce, a spouse is prepared for how the Court will handle their situation.

If you belong to a unique population, it is important to hire an attorney who understands how the Court will view your case. Contact an experienced Las Vegas family law attorney today to set up a consultation.


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