1. Divorce Really Is A Fresh Start For Most
It’s easy to get caught up in all the negative aspects of your divorce
– the words “end” and “final” commonly conjure
up negative emotions for many people going through the process. It is
not only helpful, but also accurate to refer to your divorce as a new
beginning. This is your time – to explore the things you’ve
wanted to explore, to accomplish dreams your ex may have scoffed at. Try
to put any past mistakes behind you, and focus on the bright future ahead.
2. Shared Custody Can Be A Blessing In Disguise
Child custody matters are among the most contentious and bitter legal battles
in a divorce, but they shouldn’t be. Nevada courts will make every
effort to split custodial time fairly between the two parents, unless
there is an underlying issue like a history of abuse. Working with your
spouse early in the process will help you co-parent more amicably in the future.
Furthermore, many parents seek full, 100% custody of their children (rarely
awarded) without realizing that an “every other weekend” plan
gives them the time they need to unwind and recharge their batteries.
3. Nearly Any Property Is Divisible
While Nevada courts will not split “separate” property, a skilled
Las Vegas divorce attorney can often successfully argue that certain property
actually belongs to both spouses. For example, a home given to one spouse
as a gift by a (generous) family member may, on the surface, appear to
be separate property. If the couple used it as their marital home, however,
the court may consider it to be marital property. Other assets which are
subject to division include:
- Retirement accounts/pensions
- Frequent flyer miles
- Royalties from a published work
- Credit card debts
4. The Tax Implications Are Bigger Than You Think
Most people are well aware that their filing status will change when they
get divorced, but this is hardly the end of the tax implications. Who
gets to claim the children as dependents? Do you have to pay taxes on
child support or alimony payments? Will you have to pay taxes on your
share of the assets? The answers to these questions can vary from case
to case, so it is important to thoroughly discuss your case with a Las
Vegas divorce lawyer.
5. Fighting Your Ex Rarely Works In Your Favor
If you’re getting divorced, there’s a good chance that you
aren’t on the best of terms with your soon-to-be-ex. Working together
and compromising when possible, however, will typically result in a shorter,
less expensive divorce in the long run. If you have children, compromising
on other issues can help you set a great foundation for future co-parenting.
Make sure your interests are protected by calling a skilled, highly effective
Las Vegas divorce lawyer. Contact us today for your
free case evaluation!