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Contested Divorce

A contested divorce occurs when the spouses do not agree on the terms of the divorce at the outset of the divorce proceedings. They may be disputing child custody timeshare, alimony, or division of business and real estate holdings.   Attorneys may assist to negotiate, mediate, or litigate. 

If you have personal or business wealth, protecting your financial interests in divorce is a concern of utmost importance. The law firm you choose should have sufficient liability coverage insurance to ensure that your financial interests are protected even from rare mistakes.

If you received an inheritance during your marriage or have had substantial gifts made to you, you will want to ensure that this property is not transmuted into community property if you are anticipating imminent divorce. Failure to protect what is only yours, may result in sharing your property with an ex-spouse. Schedule an appointment with an attorney when you obtain large value assets and want to be protected during divorce.

Nevada is one of the community property States and the laws of community property require the courts to divide asset from a marriage. All property obtained during a marriage will be presumed to be community property. The court must consider all property acquired during marriage to be community in nature and subject to 50/50 split, unless there is an exception. Certain property is considered to be separate property, not subject to division, meaning it belongs to one spouse alone. Separate property includes, property owned prior to the marriage, or property one spouse received as a gift or through a will or inheritance.

Sometimes property that was once separate may become community property if it is considered to be co-mingled or gifted to the community. Co-mingling can occur, for example, by depositing separate property funds into the spouses' joint bank account. Gifting could occur by using separate property funds to improve a community residence. When the marriage is dissolved the court attempts to make an equitable, though not necessarily equal, division of the community assets and awarding each spouse their separate assets.

The Jacks Law Group, PLLC will listen to your desires and goals to determine the best solution for your legal issues. During court process, we will ensure your financial interests and your parental rights are protected.

When you need a Las Vegas divorce law firm, you should consult with Las Vegas divorce lawyer David R. Jacks, Jr., Esq. The Jacks Law Group, PLLC will keep your best interests in mind, including the costs associated with legal assistance, and shall help you with your contested Las Vegas divorce.

It is important to have a Las Vegas divorce lawyer who has lived in Las Vegas for many years and knows the courts, the judges, and other lawyers.  An attorney who is not ready to go to court is not ready to help you with your contested Las Vegas divorce. 

Your contested Las Vegas divorce will require legal analysis using state-of-the-art online applications to review the various legal sources that apply to your case, including: Nevada Supreme Court Opinions, Nevada Revised Statutes, Nevada Civil Procedures, Nevada Rules of Court, Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure, Eighth Judicial District Court Rules, Las Vegas Municipal Codes, Clark County Municipal Codes, and state and local administrative law. 

The above legal sources will be considered by your divorce lawyer and applied to the issues and circumstances involved in your contested Las Vegas divorce.  Your contested Las Vegas divorce will require application to the laws in the sources above to your specific facts.  Your divorce lawyer will use his legal training, which includes trial experience, negotiation experience, and continuing legal education requirements to develop the best strategy to resolve your contested Las Vegas divorce. 


The information about divorce in Henderson or Las Vegas 
contained on this page is not intended to be legal advice about divorce in Henderson or Las Vegas.  Your divorce in Henderson or Las Vegas matter should always be evaluated by a Henderson or Las Vegas divorce lawyer.  You should treat divorce in Henderson or Las Vegas with the seriousness it requires.  Just as you would not likely conduct surgery on yourself, you should not represent yourself in court regarding your divorce inHenderson or Las Vegas matter.  At the very least, consult with a Henderson or Las Vegas divorce lawyer—multiple times if necessary if you insist upon representing yourself.

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