House and gavelThis is the first post in a series which will explain the application of Nevada’s community property laws to a Las Vegas divorce. I have previously discussed how community property rules apply to divorces in particular situations. Due to interest in the topic, I am going to expand on that discussion by addressing other issues which spouses often face. One point I cannot stress enough is that property division often raises complicated issues of law and fact. It is, therefore, important that you retain a family law attorney who is experienced in handling such matters. If you or a loved one need assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.

I will be addressing multiple topics over my coming articles. Issues which I will analyze include:

  • Proving whether assets and liability are part of the community or separate
  • How property division can impact spousal support
  • Why it is important to immediately enforce the terms of your divorce decree

I have chosen to address these topics for varying reasons. First, whether or not something is “community” can sometimes become a complicated legal issue. It is important to understand how the discovery process can be used to help you prove your case. Second, many spouses do not realize that the calculation of alimony is impacted by the assets and debts which each party will have after the case is concluded. Finally, if a party does not enforce the terms of their property settlement within six years then, per Davidson v. Davidson, they may lose the right to do so.

If you are involved in a contested divorce then contact my office today to speak with a Las Vegas lawyer. I devote my practice to the handling of domestic relations law and I take pride in the level of service my office provides. Contact us today.