This post is being written to conclude and recap my series on how Nevada’s community property laws impact a Las Vegas divorce. I felt it was necessary to write on this issue due to the fact that the division of property and debt can lead to some of the largest disputes when a marriage is ending. While our state’s laws on these issues may seem straightforward, they can quickly become complicated. The goal of my last several articles has been to provide information which will help people to understand their situation and options. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a family law attorney. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I have addressed several topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have analyzed include:
- Establishing whether assets are “community” or “separate”
- How community property division impacts alimony
- The need for Nevada residents to enforce their divorce decree
I chose to address these issues for multiple reasons. First, our state’s community property laws are sometimes not as straightforward as they seem; while determining whether assets should be divided between the spouses may seem simple, disputes can arise as to whether such items are separate property. Second, many do not realize that any award of alimony will be impacted by the amount of assets and debts that each party will receive at the end of the case. Finally, spouses sometimes err by waiting to enforce the property requirements of their divorce decree. Under our state’s laws, if a spouse waits more than six years to enforce their rights then they will lose the ability to do so.
One point I stressed throughout these articles is that you should contact a Las Vegas divorce attorney if you are going through the end of a marriage. By immediately retaining counsel, you can gain a better understanding of your situation and put a plan in place to resolve your matter as efficiently as possible. I devote my practice to the handling of domestic relations law and I am ready to assist you.