Publications

CLIENT PRESENTATION AND PREPARATION IN FAMILY LAW: BETTER RESULTS AND BETTER VALUE

Hiring a good lawyer is a very important step in obtaining the best results possible and can certainly help further a client's goals. Good representation can help litigants navigate what can be uncharted territory for most family law litigants and the sometimes unpredictability of the courts in Clark County, Nevada.

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CHILD SUPPORT

Child support orders are issued by the family law court, which bases the amount of support on state child support guidelines. These guidelines establish the amount of required support, based largely on the parent's income, the number of children and the percentage of time the child spends with each parent.

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CONTRACTOR NOT LIABLE FOR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR'S SAFETY FAILURES

This new case affirms the line of cases in California holding that injured employees of independent contractors cannot sue those who contract with their employers.

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MEASURING DAMAGES PAID BY INSURANCE

The collateral source rule provides that when a plaintiff's injuries are paid for by insurance, a jury may not be told about the insurance payments. Instead, the plaintiff may recover the full cost of medical treatment provided to him without any reduction for the fact that an insurance company, rather than the plaintiff, paid the medical bills.

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WILL CHILDREN BE TESTIFYING IN COURT ON CUSTODY ISSUES?

Children's preferences as to custody and visitation have always been an important factor to consider, however, the information was usually provided to the court through other methods other than hearing directly from children, such as mental health professionals who interviewed or evaluated the children and family.

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TEMPORARY MATTERS IN FAMILY LAW: WHEN IT IS NOT ALWAYS TEMPORARY

A common approach taken in divorce and custody matters is to file a motion on temporary matters before the Court and ask the court to make some temporary rulings on issues such as custody and support.

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BANKRUPTCY AND CREDITOR ISSUES IN FAMILY LAW

Financial issues are often the number one stress factor in marital relationships. In difficult economic times a lot of people who would not otherwise have considered bankruptcy are now filing for bankruptcy.

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