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    Can I Request a Child Support Increase?

    When your child support orders were originally drafted, you and your ex-spouse were in specific financial situations. But, after a few years, you may have experienced more costs, less income, etc. In these situations, you may wonder what your options are for increasing child support, and if the courts will approve such a request. It is important to realize that […]

    What Happens if You Serve Alcohol to Minors in Nevada?

    With Christmas and New Year’s just around the corner, soon there will be holiday parties with family and friends across the state – and minors are most likely to attend. As the host, you may want to give the party of the century, but before you think about giving a few innocent drinks to minors at your parties, you should […]

    Can You Sue for a Hospital Acquired Infection?

    Infections in a hospital are not uncommon. In fact, they are one of the leading causes of patient deaths in the United States. According to recent data, 1.7 million patients will acquire an infection from a hospital stay each year – and 99,000 of those patients will die, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Infections come […]

    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 […]

    What Happens if You Leave the Scene of an Accident in Nevada?

    If you have a driver’s license in the state of Nevada, you are legally obligated to adhere to the rules and regulations of the road. After an automobile accident, you are required to remain present at the accident until released by law enforcement or until you have exchanged information with the other driver. If you choose to leave the scene […]

    When Can an Assault and Battery Become 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 is when someone attempts to use physical force against someone else or has intentionally made that individual fear that physical bodily harm is imminent. Battery, on the […]

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