Archives for FAMILY LAW

Child Support

Caring for a child after divorce is more than just having them stay at your house every other weekend or calling them before bedtime. A big part of caring for a child is financially supporting them. Many parents make child support payments as a way to provide for their kids after divorce. What is Child Support For?            Child support payments are a way for one parent to offer financial support to their children when that parent can’t be with them all of the time. The other parent is responsible for delegating those funds to costs
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MCDONALD LAW GROUP RECEIVES 2016 BEST OF HENDERSON AWARD

Henderson Award Program Honors the Achievement HENDERSON May 18, 2016 — McDonald Law Group has been selected for the 2016 Best of Henderson Award in the Legal Business Services category by the Henderson Award Program. Each year, the Henderson Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Henderson area a great place to live, work and play. Various sources of information were gathered and
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NEVADA DIVORCE 101

The State of Nevada, the marriage capital of the world, is known for quick and easy marriages. But with 13.9% of Nevadans being divorced, it is also the divorce capital of the world. If divorce hasn’t affected you personally, chances are it will affect a family member or friend. Here are some basics to consider: Grounds/Causes for Divorce: The grounds for divorce are outlined in NRS 125.010. Most people choose “incompatibility.” Incompatibility is a “catch-all” provision. The mere fact that one party wants a divorce, even if the other party doesn’t, proves incompatibility. Nevada is a “no-fault” state, which means
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CHILD CUSTODY & SUPPORT; WHEN CIRCUMSTANCES REQUIRE CHANGES

Going through a divorce and/or custody battle can be one of the most difficult times in a person’s life.  Once the process is finished and the orders have been filed with the Court, the majority of people who have had to endure the process of establishing child custody and support may never have to revisit this difficult process again.  However, if you and the other parent have an agreement in place with regard to the custody, support or visitation of children from your relationship or marriage then there may come a time when that court ordered arrangement may need to
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CHILD CUSTODY BATTLES IN NEVADA: OUTCOME FAVORS THE PREPARED

Unfortunately, child custody battles are often part of divorce. If you and your spouse can’t reach an agreement about custody, being prepared is a necessity if you want to succeed. It can no longer be assumed that the mother will get custody of the children. The preference in the state of Nevada is Joint Custody for both Physical and legal custody. The judge considers the “best interests of the child” based on evidence provided. To succeed in your claim for primary custody, you will need to prove to the judge that it is in the best interest of the children
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FAMILY LAW

Family law (also called matrimonial law) is an area of the law that deals with family matters and domestic relations, including: marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships; adoption and surrogacy, child abuse and child abduction. We are often asked what are the key aspects of what we do and how that can help people through a challenging time. With our knowledge & experience, we assist you to achieve: an understanding of your rights & obligations during separation the property settlement you are entitled to proper levels of financial support for you & your children divorce & understanding the consequences of time limits protection of
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GRANDPARENTS LEGAL RIGHTS

I often have grandparents with questions relating to their rights to see their grandchildren in Nevada. Historically, the Courts were quite liberal in granting visitation rights to grandparents, as it was believed to be in the best interest of a child to have continued relationships with grandparents if they have formed a bond with them. Recently I had a Grandmother come see me about these issues. Her Grandson and his mother resided with her for more than a year.  The mother passed away and the Grandson was then returned to the custody of his Father. The Father refused to allow
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