Las Vegas Contested Divorce Attorney
Getting Key Issues Resolved so You Can Move On
Contested divorce cases can involve major disputes that need to be litigated in court, or relatively minor differences that can be resolved through mediation. Either way, if you are going through a contested divorce, you will want an experienced divorce lawyer at your side.
We are Donn W. Prokopius, Chtd. Based in Las Vegas, we guide clients throughout Southern Nevada through the divorce process and have been doing so since 1997. We offer our clients on point advice, compassionate representation and passionate advocacy.
Understanding the Contested Divorce Process
Nevada is a no-fault divorce state, which means that you do not need to have grounds, such as adultery or cruelty, to get a divorce. A divorce is considered contested if there are any issues that need to be resolved that the parties cannot agree on ahead of time.
The main issues that get resolved through contested divorce are the following:
- Division of assets and debts: Under Nevada community property law, most types of assets and debts acquired during the marriage must be divided in a divorce.
- Alimony: Judges in Nevada have a great deal of discretion to award alimony, which makes it a hotly contested issue in many divorce cases.
- Child custody: The trend in child custody is toward giving both parents as much time with their children as possible. However, this is not appropriate in every case.
- Child support: Nevada has a fairly straightforward set of guidelines for calculating child support. However, there can be complications in how it is determined.
Divorce is typically a two-track process. While helping my clients pursue long-term resolutions to contested issues, we also obtain temporary orders to ensure that their financial rights and relationships with their children are protected while their divorce cases are pending.
Whether you are concerned about initiating a divorce case or contesting divorce papers that have been served on you, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about the Nevada contested divorce process.