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5 Surprising Things To Consider In Your Divorce

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 case evaluation!

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