In the United States, nearly half of all marriages end in divorce and almost one-fourth of all children are born to unmarried parents. When married parents’ divorce or separate, or when only one of the unmarried parents has custody of a child, the court may order one parent to pay the other parent a certain portion of his or her … Read More
Financial issues are often the number one stress factor in marital relationships. In difficult economic times a lot of people who would not otherwise have considered bankruptcy are now filing for bankruptcy. Additionally, creditors are aggressively pursuing people in an effort to collect debts. In Nevada, both spouses are generally equally responsible for the debts incurred during the marriage. While … Read More
Divorce and custody matters can often be a long, painful and difficult process for the litigants and the children that are caught in the middle. There is often uncertainty during the pendency of the action as to issues such as who the children will live with, how much time the children will spend with each parent, and support of the … Read More
The legislature enacted a law in 2010, AB 1050, which included changes to Family Code Section 3042. Family Code Section 3042 stated, prior to the revisions which take effect on January 1, 2012, that the court “shall consider, and give due weight to the wishes of the child in making an order granting or modifying custody.” It is fair to … Read More
Tomorrow is promised to no man. So what happens to a divorce action and property if one party dies during a dissolution proceeding?
The answer depends upon several things, most notably: 1) Did the other party cause the death? and 2) Was the marital status terminated early by bifurcation?
For purposes of this article, I am going to assume that … Read More