The attorneys at Naimi & Cerceo Law Group have extensive experience handling divorce cases and all related matters for clients throughout Las Vegas and southern Nevada. The following are some of the common questions people have when facing the prospect of divorce. It is important to remember that everyone’s situation is unique and there is nothing that can replace the knowledgeable advice you can receive by meeting with a lawyer.
Contested divorce cases occur when the two parties are unable to agree on the terms of a divorce settlement. For example, one party may wish to have sole physical and legal custody of a child, and the other party may disagree. Other cases may involve disagreements over the division of property. Contested divorces are adversarial affairs that are argued in front of a judge who will make the ultimate decisions regarding the disputed issues.
Uncontested divorce cases are usually amicable. The parties are often able to reach an agreement on most of the major issues. Our attorneys have extensive experience in both contested and uncontested divorce cases, and we can help explore which option might be best for you.
High-asset divorces are often more complicated than those involving less property simply due to the fact that there is a lot of money at stake. Businesses, financial portfolios and real estate holdings are typically just some of the things that must be accounted for and properly valued. We work closely with forensic accountants and private investigators when necessary to ensure that all assets are uncovered and given a fair value.
Nevada is unique in that it is one of only a handful of states to follow a community property rule. This means that both spouses are considered to be equal owners of all income and assets that are earned or acquired during the course of a marriage. In other words, if only one spouse is bringing in an income over the course of the marriage, both spouses will have an equal claim to that income, even if one spouse did not work a single day during the marriage.
This differs from other states that hold that whoever acquires property or earns the income is the sole owner, although this property may still be divided to help ensure a fair and equitable division upon divorce. There are, of course, exceptions to every rule and we can let you know how the law is likely to apply in your case.
It can be tempting to put everything behind you following a divorce. However, there may be other considerations to keep in mind, such as changing the beneficiaries of your will or life insurance policy. In addition, a change in circumstances may require a modification to certain terms of your divorce agreement. We can let you know what things you should take into consideration after your divorce is complete.
Experience makes a big difference. Divorce attorneys seem like they are a dime a dozen. However, our founding partners have long-standing reputations within the legal community and are highly respected. We work as a team to help reduce costs and to ensure that someone will always be available to answer specific questions regarding your case. We have worked with many high-profile clients as well as those with significant assets. We understand that discretion is a must and we understand that aggressive advocacy is essential.