Las Vegas Divorce Court Lawyer

Making the decision to divorce can be a painful one. With that decision comes the uncertainty of the future and difficult questions to be answered.

In fact, you may be wondering how the divorce process works, what your rights are, what happens with the custody of your children, how much child support you could be entitled to, how your assets could be divided, whether you are entitled to alimony, or how you will financially survive after a divorce is completed.

Rest assured that we at Leavitt Family Law, have the answers to all of your most important questions and the experience and proven track record to accomplish your most critical goals.

The Henderson, NV based law firm of Leavitt Family Law is committed to aggressively representing your interests with compassionate guidance and leadership. Please contact us today for a no-obligation phone consultation with an actual attorney.

Child Custody - Most Common Dispute in a Divorce

When going through a divorce, when you have children, both parents have a massive interest in ensuring the maximum time with their children.  There is a common belief the courts favor the mothers when it comes to custody disputes.  It is difficult to determine if this is in fact true because more mothers seek custody of the children than fathers do.  So the higher rate of sole custody who are mothers can largely be attributed to who asked for custody in the first place.  This is important to understand. Just because you are the mother, it doesn’t grant automatic sole custody status, and if you are the father, it doesn’t exclude you from seeking sole custody.

In cases where there is amicable efforts by both parties, a joint custody is common, this is also common in cases where both the mother and the father are competent parents and the court sees value in the children spending time with both parents.  The court is primarily concerned with the well-being of the children when deciding custody arrangements, not the gender of the parties who make the request.

Other Important Factors in a Las Vegas Divorce Case

  • Asset Division

    This can include a house, cars, businesses, savings accounts, etc.  There is a distinction between community property and separate property.  Our firm focuses on this aspect of the divorce proceedings to ensure you get the best outcome.  This can mean helping to define assets as more community or more separated, depending on the case.

  • Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)

    This is a common part of the divorce proceedings to ensure the asset distribution is equal.  With over a dozen factors on how this number is determined, it becomes extremely important to have your case prepared by a professional.

Select a Las Vegas Divorce Specialist

Divorce is a high stakes game.  If you lose in the courtroom, your life will look far different than if you win.  This could be the difference or thousands or 10’s of thousands (or more) per month for years to come. Our belief is if we put in the extra effort now, it will improve the quality of life for our clients as well as their children’s lives for years to come. Just like having a partner that doesn’t fit causes a lot of pain and troubles later, so does not paying careful attention within the divorce proceedings to ensure your rights are protected.

Schedule a Las Vegas Divorce Consultation

Contact us by phone or email to arrange for your confidential family law consultation with one of our attorneys. We promise to listen to you closely, answer your questions and advise you of your complete range of legal options.

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