Nevada Family Law

Nevada laws are created and revised by the actions of lawmakers and the courts, as in other states. Click on the links below to learn more information.

1.State statute
2. Fault or no-fault (typically when a state allows fault based and no-fault divorce, fault based divorces require no separation period. No-fault
3. Equitable distribution or community property Community Property
a. Methods of apportionment
i. Periera and Van Camp in CA Pereira
b. Property distribution factors
4. Legal separation?
a. Waiting period/Separation period 1 year
5. Is mediation required
6. Forms used
7. Alimony guidelines and factors
Alimony formula
a. Types
b. Term Limits
Cohabitation Court may change, modify, or revoke its orders and decrees from time to time NV ST 125.210
c. Imputing income
d. Change in circumstances
e. Ceases on retirement
Impute income on early retirement
Early retirement for health reasons is involuntary
f. Definition of income Definition of income
8. Child support factors and guidelines
9. Child support calculator Child support calculator
10. Lump Sum  Support allowed? Allowed - Revised Statutes Annotated Section 125.150
11. Valuation
a. Valuation date Complaint
b. Goodwill divisibility All goodwill is divisible - Ford v. Ford, 105 Nev. 672, 782 P.2d 1304 (1989)
c. Standard of value Investment value
d. Discounts
e. Shareholder/partner agreements
 12. Double dip  
 a. Stock options  
 b. Retirement accounts  
 c. Child support
 13. Key cases  
 14. Premarital agreements  Uniform Pre-Marital Agreement Act adopted
 15. Common law  "Parties to a premarital agreement may contract with respect to
the modification or elimination of alimony or support or maintenance of a spouse NV ST 123A.050"


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