Getting divorced is an experience like no other, and people who have never
gone through this process often have a misguided understanding of it.
In this blog, our Las Vegas divorce attorneys take a look at the truth
behind several of the most common misconceptions – many of which
are based on old laws and legal principles. If you are considering divorce,
reach out to our firm today to learn how we can help you.
We offer dedicated, highly effective representation to families in Las
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1. Your Spouse’s Cheating Makes A Difference In Your Case
Although infidelity by one spouse may impact the divorce in a few states,
Nevada isn’t one of them. Nevada is a pure no-fault divorce state,
which means that wrongdoing by either spouse will not be considered the
cause of the divorce – instead, it is typically assumed that irreconcilable
differences led to the dissolution. Furthermore, Nevada courts are not
permitted to consider spousal misconduct when calculating alimony.
2. The Divorce Process Favors Women
There was a time when women would receive primary custody of their children
almost automatically, but that time is long gone. Courts typically prefer
a 50/50 custody arrangement, as it is assumed that regular contact with
both parents is best for the child. When it comes to alimony, property
division, and other financial matters, courts will look at numbers –
3. Divorce Is As Simple As Signing a Few Papers
Las Vegas is well-known as the home of the drive-through wedding chapel,
so it’s unsurprising that many people think that divorce is just
as easy. In reality, this is a complex and time consuming process. While
there are certainly ways to help the process move more quickly and smoothly,
it will not happen overnight.
4. Divorce Is Always A Battle
Many couples begin the divorce process with the expectation that it will
turn into a courtroom battle. While there are certainly many divorces
that are very contentious, many others are resolved through mediation.
Not only are uncontested divorces typically quicker, less stressful, and
less expensive than divorce litigation, but they also give you more control
over the final outcome.
5. It’s Easy To Avoid Emotional Turmoil In a Divorce
Many people try to distance themselves from the emotional aspects of a
divorce, but this is easier said than done. When this happens, emotions
often come pouring out at the worst possible time – such as in the
courtroom. Divorce is an emotional process, and it can be very helpful
to talk to a therapist or counselor who can help you come to terms with
these feelings in a healthy way.
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