Areas of Practice

Family Law Practice Areas

  • Complex Litigation
  • Nevada High Net Worth Divorce
  • International Divorce
  • Legal Separation
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial and Cohabitation Agreement
  • Unmarried Cohabitants
  • Same-Sex Couples

What to Do and What Not to Do During Your Divorce

During the pendency of litigation in your Divorce there are things you should do and other things you must not do during your Divorce. If you follow some of these ground rules you will improve the possibility of a good resolution to your divorce case.

  • Do not lie to your attorney or omit important information. This will come back to haunt you. What you tell your attorney is confidential, and if you can't trust your attorney, you should not have an attorney. Your attorney needs to have all the facts to provide you with the best possible representation.
  • Do not hide assets. The Court continues to have jurisdiction over omitted assets, so even if you are successful in hiding an asset through the issuance of the Decree of Divorce, if the other side subsequently finds out about the asset, they can ask the Court to award the whole asset to them ( if the Court concludes you did not intend to hide it, and it was simply omitted, the Court would in most cases split the assets between you and the other party).
  • Do not involve the children in your dispute with your spouse. This is not their fight, and involving the children in your case will come back to haunt you. Even if the court concludes the children should be interviewed, the interviewer will look for coaching and report to the Court.
  • If you are paying for the advice of any an attorney, follow it. Divorce attorneys in particular are especially good at posturing for settlement and litigation. To that end, Divorce attorneys provide their clients with advice. Whatever your attorney advises you to do, do it. Listen to what your attorney has to say, they are in the business of knowing how Judges will react to almost any situation. Following your attorney's advice will improve the possibility of a good resolution in your case.
  • In any decision you make, ask yourself how the Court will review your decision. You are under a microscope during your divorce, and so, when you make decisions during the Divorce, you must ask yourself how the Court will view your actions and decisions.
  • Remember that while your Divorce is pending, the Court will be reviewing your actions, and those of the other side.
  • Don't panic. This is not the end of the world and you will get through this.