Intel & FAQ

Check here for legal updates and answers to your frequently asked questions about Nevada law. Please note: the law changes regularly and this website's content may not always indicate the current state of the law. Information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. If you require legal advice, please contact The Gersten Law Firm or consult with an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.

Basic Facts about Buying a Gun in Las Vegas

If you consider buying a gun in Las Vegas or elsewhere in Nevada, you need to know about the laws that apply. Some categories of individuals are not eligible to purchase a firearm. If you are disqualified from buying a gun, it is illegal for you to p… Read More
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When Should You Consider a Prenuptial Agreement?

Nevada community property laws apply to all married couples who reside in the state, but it is possible to modify application of those laws. One way to accomplish modification is for prospective spouses to enter into a legally enforceable prenuptial… Read More
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Categories: Nevada Family Law

When Can You File a Paternity Lawsuit in Nevada?

A detailed Nevada statute governs a court action relating to parentage, which is also referred to as a paternity lawsuit. The judge can decide matters relating to child custody, visitation, and child support in a paternity action. This article explai… Read More
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Categories: Nevada Family Law

How Long Does It Take to Get a Nevada Divorce?

When a spouse considers ending a marriage, one of the first questions often is how long it takes to get a Nevada divorce. The answer depends on the circumstances of the married couple. Getting a Nevada divorce requires a judicial proceeding, and the… Read More
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What Is a Nevada One-Signature Divorce?

When a married person pursues a divorce in Nevada, the process can follow one of several different paths, depending on the circumstances between the spouses. One possibility is for a spouse to obtain a default divorce, sometimes referred to as a Neva… Read More
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Doctrine of Teenage Discretion in a Nevada Custody Case

In a Nevada custody case, a judge may take into account a child’s preferences concerning custody and visitation, if a child is of suitable age and maturity to express their wishes. In most cases, the court considers a child’s preferences only whe… Read More
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Getting a Divorce in Nevada: Essential Facts

Although getting married in Nevada is easy, ending a marriage through a Nevada divorce is more involved. If you’re considering getting a divorce in Nevada — whether in Las Vegas or elsewhere in the state — it’s important to understand the bas… Read More
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Categories: Nevada Family Law

What Is a Plea of Nolo Contendere in a Nevada Criminal Case?

In many criminal cases, entering a plea of nolo contendere, also referred to as no contest, is an alternative to pleading guilty in a criminal case. A no-contest plea is usually part of a plea bargain negotiated by the defendant’s criminal defense… Read More
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What Constitutes Assault with a Deadly Weapon in Nevada?

Assault and battery are two different offenses in Nevada. A broad range of conduct may give rise to an assault charge. If an assault involves a deadly weapon, the category of the crime and the potential penalties increase significantly. Many items ca… Read More
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What Is the Difference Between Theft and Larceny in Nevada?

Theft and larceny offenses often cause confusion. Theft is a broad category of crimes against property under Nevada laws. Larceny is a particular type of theft. To make things even more confusing, there are multiple categories of larceny. This arti… Read More
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