Family Law

Family law in Nevada involves the domestic relations of families and can encompass or affect many other areas of law, including property, contract, and criminal law. You will want an experienced family law attorney who is experienced in other areas of law too.

Jurisdiction

Nevada courts can obtain jurisdiction over your divorce when one or both parties has lived in Nevada for six weeks with the intent to remain indefinitely. If you have questions about jurisdiction over a divorce, call a family law attorney. When you say to yourself, I need a family lawyer, call us.

However, if children are involved, Nevada courts can usually only obtain jurisdiction over the children once they have resided in Nevada for six months and it becomes their “home state.” If there are jurisdiction issues, you will want an experienced family law attorney to determine whether Nevada is the appropriate setting for litigation prior to spending money needlessly.

Divorce

You may review our pages on different types of divorce listed to the left, including contested divorces, uncontested divorces, and joint petitions. Divorces are among the more complex trials in the legal system, implicating multiple talents, disciplines, skills, and laws. When you are divorcing, you will want an experienced family law attorney. When you say to yourself, I need a divorce lawyer, call us.

Property Settlement

Divorces involve the division of assets and debts, large and small. It is important to know what is and what is not community property or separate property in Nevada and a Las Vegas family attorney can assist with the determination. Property settlement can be achieved through negotiation, mediation, and litigation. You should have an experienced family law attorney to provide you experienced family law representation when your divorce has property settlement issues.

Alimony

Alimony involves payment by one former spouse to the other former spouse. Alimony calculations involved many factors which an experienced family law attorney can review with you at a consultation. Because alimony discretionary under Nevada law, experienced family law representation from a family law attorney is required. When you say to yourself, I need a family lawyer, call us.

Legal Separation

You may learn more about legal separation in Nevada by clicking on the link to it on the left. Legal separation is generally called “separate maintenance” in Nevada and can be as complex as a divorce, therefore experienced family law representation from a skilled family law attorney is vital. Spouses may wish this alternative to divorce for many reasons which they discuss in private with an attorney. If you are seeking a legal separation, you will want an experienced family law attorney.

Child Custody

We review each of the types of custody in more detail if you click on the link listing on the left. Child custody includes physical custody and legal custody. Both types of custody are so important to your parental rights that failing to have an experienced family law attorney can result in consequences you may regret. Courts must or should address each type of custody when issuing an order or decree to ensure that there is no confusion as to parental rights. An experienced family law attorney will battle for you in child custody proceedings. When you say to yourself, I need a family lawyer, call us.

Child Support

Child support in Nevada is determined by various factors, including the types of custody that were established and the incomes of the parents. The factors are extensive and the facts or circumstances of your case must be fleshed out and applied to those factors by an experiences family law attorney. Learn more and call an experienced family law attorney for legal assistance.

Paternity

Paternity in Nevada is addressed in more detail on its own page. Paternity involves the rights of fatherhood, which can vary depending on whether the father is or was married to the mother, and, if not married, has established paternal rights through the courts. Paternity is usually established through conduct or DNA. An experienced family law attorney will explain your parental rights. When you say to yourself, I need a family lawyer, call us.

Relocation with Children

If you live in Nevada with your children and want to move or you want to prevent the other parent from moving with the children, you should consult with a Nevada attorney who has experience with relocation cases. There is more discussion on this issue under the link for relocation. Relocation is a very difficult process requiring an experienced family law attorney.

Domestic Violence

Unfortunately some parents think that domestic violence is reasonable and some think that it is reasonable to falsely accuse the other parent. Experienced family law attorneys have seen many instances of this in court. Neither is correct and both can have long-lasting effects on legal rights as well as the emotional and physical well being of all involved. Because domestic violence can affect many of your rights, an experienced family law attorney is crucial.

Restraining Orders

If you must protect yourself against the abuse of someone who lives with you, you should obtain a temporary protection order, but you should consult and experienced family law attorney first. Temporary Protection Orders are issued by family court even if it involves people who are not related by blood or marriage but have lived together. It is important to not abuse this process and consultation with an experienced family law attorney is advisable.

Adoption

Adoptions are happy moments at family courts that break up the constant drama of endless domestic disputes that the judges hear day in and day out. Adoptions can still be difficult proceedings and an experienced family law attorney can shoulder some of the stress involved. If you are seeking to adopt a child in Las Vegas and wish to have legal representation from an experienced family law attorney to guide you through the process, please contact us.

The Law Offices of Louis C. Schneider and Associates’ Family Law Practice is devoted helping clients with a full range of family law issues. Mr. Schneider is an experienced family law attorney, practicing in Las Vegas his entire career. Even if the problem you are having is not included here, please give an experienced family law attorney a call so that we can help you.

Don’t wait. Even a very small problem can become a major matter if it is not handled appropriately and professionally by a family law attorney before it is too late.

Louis C. Schneider is an experienced divorce lawyer in Las Vegas and will work with you to determine the most appropriate solution for your unique legal situation. During the process, he will protect your financial interests and your parental rights.

Our experienced family law attorney handles the full range of family law issues involved in divorce cases. If you have any family issue that you think will require a Las Vegas divorce attorney, give us a call. We can provide experienced representation and a caring and supportive team.

Our experienced family law attorney can guide you to the appropriate non-legal help you need, be it counseling or mediation services.

Our experienced family law attorney will be by your side through the legal process and inform you of your rights and options.

If the issue ultimately leads to legal action, our experienced family law attorney will prepare you for your court date and take on all the legal angles to defend your case.

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