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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.

Nevada Community Property Laws: How to Protect Separate Property in a Marriage (and Divorce)

Under Nevada community property laws that apply to a divorce, the spouses divide all property acquired during a marriage, except for property clearly identified as separate property. Often, separate property becomes community property subject to divi… Read More
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Categories: Nevada Family Law

Parental Kidnapping or Abduction of a Child Under NRS 200.359

When parents share custody of a child under a court order or by law, a Nevada statute makes it a criminal offense for either parent to detain, conceal, or remove a child without written permission of the other parent. Parental kidnapping or abduction… Read More
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Probation and Parole: Differences and Similarities

Probation and parole are both types of conditional release following conviction of criminal charges. In some ways, they are similar — but there are also significant differences. Probation may allow you to avoid going to prison. Parole may be grante… Read More
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Emergency Child Custody Orders in Nevada: When Can You Get One?

Under Nevada law, judges have authority to issue many different types of court orders relating to child custody. All custody matters are subject to requirements established in state statutes. A specific law governs the authority of a court to issue a… Read More
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Categories: Nevada Family Law

Understanding Restraining Orders in Las Vegas

Nevada has laws that protect individuals from threats of harm in many different situations. Courts have authority to issue restraining orders — also called protection orders or protective orders — in appropriate circumstances. If you face a poten… Read More
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Can You Get Modification of an Alimony Order in Nevada?

When a married couple gets a divorce, the final divorce decree may include provisions for payment of alimony by one of the spouses. Under limited circumstances, the court may grant a request for modification of an alimony order at a later time. Since… Read More
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Categories: Nevada Family Law

What Happens to Your Business in a Nevada Divorce?

In a Nevada divorce, state community property laws apply to a business in the same way as other marital property. Complex issues may arise when a spouse owns or has an interest a business. In most situations, there are several different ways that a p… Read More
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Categories: Nevada Family Law

Child Custody Issues in a Nevada Divorce

When a married couple with children decide to end their relationship, they often face difficulty in resolving child custody issues in a Nevada divorce. Sometimes parents can resolve the issues and reach an agreement, which is subject to court approva… Read More
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Categories: Nevada Family Law

How Does Las Vegas Divorce Mediation Work?

When a married couple divorces, significant issues relating to property and children must be resolved before the court can issue a final order. If the spouses cannot agree on resolution, Las Vegas divorce mediation is an option for finding areas of a… Read More
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Categories: Nevada Family Law

What is the Necessity Defense in a Las Vegas DUI Case?

If you face a drunk driving charge in Las Vegas, a criminal defense attorney uses a range of strategies to defend against the charge. One strategy that applies in some circumstances is the necessity defense. Specific requirements must be met before y… Read More
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