Divorce Attorney in Henderson

Going through a divorce is an emotional and challenging process. A divorce can be difficult and painful even if you and your spouse are on speaking terms. For couples with children, the process is even more difficult. At Leavitt Family Law Group, we understand the emotional toll of divorce and that the outcome can impact your future for many years. When you need an experienced divorce attorney in Henderson, we can help answer your important questions and are committed to representing your interests with compassionate guidance and leadership.

Divorce Agreements Are Complex 

There are many matters to be settled during a divorce. These include:

Asset or property division is often one of the most complex aspects of divorce, whether your divorce is contested or not. It involves dividing all martial property - both assets and debts. For high-net-worth individuals, asset division can be a complex and draining process. The Leavitt Family Law Group attorneys have the experience and resources to assist with high-net-worth divorce cases. 

Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce may be an excellent option for couples agreeing on all terms of the divorce. It is quicker and cheaper than a contested divorce and can keep your case out of the hands of the court. Although you are not required to use an attorney to obtain a non-contested divorce, there are some critical reasons why you should.

First, it's easy to miss important divorce agreement elements and need to go back and start over. An experienced divorce attorney will review your agreement, draft an enforceable and valid agreement, and ensure that all documents are filed correctly. This saves time and money and avoids unpleasant surprises down the road.

The second reason to consult with an experienced divorce attorney is to ensure that the agreements are fair to both parties. A divorce is usually an emotional event, even when the split is amicable. A spouse that feels guilty or wants to move on quickly will often agree to give up far more assets than they should, especially when it comes to property division. Over the years, you may regret those decisions, but property division is final, and you can not go back and alter those agreements later.

An uncontested divorce can be less stressful and a good option for many couples. However, you should still consult with an experienced divorce attorney in Henderson before you elect this option.

Contested Divorce

A contested divorce occurs when spouses cannot agree on everything and usually involves filing a divorce complaint, exchanging financial information, and often involves a judge at a settlement conference. Obviously, a contested divorce is a more complex and costly process than an uncontested one. How complicated it becomes depends on several factors, including the complexity of the property, financial issues, child custody, and the attitudes of both parties. 

A contested divorce's biggest challenge is often ensuring that all assets and debts have been disclosed and correctly valued. In too many cases, the spouse with the most to lose will try to hide assets or undervalue them. In this situation, you need the services of an experienced divorce attorney willing to fight for your rights. Our firm focuses on this aspect of divorce proceedings to ensure you reach the best outcome. 

Nevada is a No-Fault Divorce State

For many people, one of the most confusing aspects of divorce is the concept of no-fault divorce. Nevada is a no-fault divorce state. When you file your divorce petition in a no-fault state, you let the court know you're seeking a divorce - you don't have to tell the court what led to the divorce. In Nevada, both spouses have an equal right to the property and assets acquired during the marriage. In fact, the state requires that assets be distributed equally during a divorce unless both parties agree to a different arrangement.

Child Custody - A Common Dispute in a Divorce

Child custody is another issue that divorcing parents face. Both parents are usually interested in ensuring maximum time with their children. There is a common belief that the courts favor mothers regarding custody. It is difficult to determine whether this is true or not. More mothers than fathers seek custody. So the higher rate of mothers with sole custody is likely a result of who asked for custody. This is important to understand. Just because you are the mother doesn’t grant you automatic sole custody status. If you are the father, it doesn’t exclude you from seeking sole custody. 

Nevada courts are concerned with the well-being of the children when deciding custody, not the gender of the parties who make the request. Joint custody is a common arrangement when the court considers both parents competent. The attorneys at Leavitt Family Law Group are experienced with child custody matters and are here to help.

Asset Division

Assets include homes, cars, businesses, savings accounts, etc.  There is a distinction between community property and separate property. Our firm focuses on asset division to ensure you get the best outcome to protect your future. 

Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)

This is a common part of divorce proceedings to ensure that 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 an experienced divorce attorney.

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. The attorneys at the Leavitt Family Group will work to ensure your rights are protected and you reach a divorce settlement that is fair to both parties.

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.