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    What Is a Catastrophic Injury in a Personal Injury Claim?

    A personal injury claim requires some form of injury to be valid – whether it is a brain injury, wrongful death, illness, paralysis, etc. While all injuries are serious to some degree, not all injuries are classified as “catastrophic.” A catastrophic injury is something that requires significant medical treatment, typically on an emergency and grand scale. These injuries are severe […]

    How Much Spousal Support Will I Receive?

    Spousal support, also known as alimony, is permitted under NRS 125.040. Nevada law provides four types of spousal support that may be awarded in a divorce case, but it is important to understand that not all divorces result in spousal support awards. The Types of Spousal Support The four types of spousal support are meant to fill the gap between […]

    Things to Consider When Drafting a Custody Agreement

    A child custody agreement is the initial framework for divorcing parents that establishes how each is to act in their co-parenting role. This single document can determine a lot; therefore, it is critical that it is drafted correctly the first time. Conflicting statements, gaps, and even a neglect to follow Nevada laws can harm your ability to enforce the agreement. […]

    Custody Agreement Provisions

    A child custody agreement is critical for successful co-parenting post-divorce. These documents influence how you will act as a co-parent and what your obligations are under the court and to the child. Agreements will discuss how you and the co-parent will work out living arrangements, as well as the child’s daily life – right down to healthcare, schooling, and even […]

    Federal Court vs. State Court: What is the Difference?

    The U.S. Constitution is what established a federal court system that is shared between the federal government and state governments. Each state has their own federal and state court system, with distinct differences between them. It is important that you understand these differences, especially if you are facing a federal crime versus a state crime. Jurisdiction of Federal and State […]

    Assault and Battery: Is Assault a Felony?

    There is plenty of confusion when it comes to understanding the differences and definitions between assault and battery – often because the two charges can be used together in the same sentence.  Assault has differing titles and can mean different things depending on where the crime was committed. In some states, assault can mean intentionally making an individual fear that […]

    Tips for Dealing with Police During Traffic Stops

    There are cases every day where simple traffic stops turn into violent acts, injured parties, or worse yet, charges for more serious crimes. Regardless of why you are being stopped by Nevada police or highway patrol, it is important that you understand your rights and act accordingly. While officers have a duty to protect the public, it is easy for […]

    A Quick Guide to Filing Medical Malpractice Claims in Nevada

    Hospital errors and physician errors are becoming increasingly common, which has sparked more interest in medical malpractice claims in the state of Nevada. Whether you or a loved one has been injured, it is important that you understand the laws and the process of filing these claims. Most importantly, you should seek immediate counsel from an attorney. An attorney can […]

    Understanding the Residency Requirements for a Nevada Divorce

    There is a lot of incorrect information out there about establishing residency in the state of Nevada for a divorce proceeding. One of the more common questions attorneys receive is whether or not residency will be an issue. The courts do look for proof of Nevada residency when filing a divorce; therefore, it is important that you have your facts […]