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Skillful Las Vegas Divorce Lawyer Assists Clients When a Marriage Ends

Knowledgeable Nevada attorney helps spouses make a positive new start

No lawyer can promise that ending a marriage will be a stress-free experience, but the Miley Law Firm in Las Vegas works diligently to establish fair divorce terms for Nevada clients. I have represented spouses for more than two decades and give each person I represent individualized advice on concerns including alimony, custody, property division and child support. Regardless of what precipitated your divorce, my firm will help you start a new chapter in your life on a positive note.

Experienced adviser explains rules on property division and legal separation

To seek a divorce in Nevada, you must have resided in the state for at least six weeks. The process can be relatively quick if the parties are in agreement on pertinent terms. After learning about your circumstances and objectives, I can outline legal concepts such as:

  • No-fault divorce — Nevada is a no-fault divorce state, which means divorces are issued when one party states that the spouses are incompatible and will not reconcile or that they have lived apart for at least one year. A husband or wife’s misconduct does not come into play although it may figure in custody or support decisions.
  • Community property — Assets and debts acquired during the course of marriage become community property under state law regardless of which spouse was directly responsible for bringing the item into the marital estate. Disputes over the division of property can become complicated if questions exist as to whether something is a marital asset that must be shared equally or separate property that isn’t subject to division.
  • Legal separation — If you no longer wish to live as a couple but want to remain married, legal separation is a suitable alternative. My firm helps clients negotiate enforceable separation agreements that address issues such as custody, financial support and property division.

For parents as well as childless clients, I deliver effective counsel based on your values and goals. This includes giving knowledgeable advice on the specific issues that affect high-net-worth and same-sex divorces.

Dedicated firm represents individuals in alimony matters

Within the state, courts can order four types of alimony. Temporary spousal support might be awarded to assist a spouse while a divorce proceeding is pending. After the marriage is completely dissolved, one party might seek short-term payments so that they can deal with the transition to single life. Often, rehabilitative alimony is the preferred type of support because it gives someone who previously was a stay-at-home spouse the funds they need to maintain their standard of living while establishing or re-establishing the skills required to support themselves. Finally, what is referred to as permanent alimony (though it can be terminated upon remarriage or some other change in circumstances) is sometimes granted if the recipient ex-spouse cannot find a suitable job due to a disability, child care responsibility or extended period of time out of the workforce.

Responsive counselor handles parenting concerns such as custody and child support

Divorcing spouses who share minor children have a special responsibility to their sons and daughters. To help make things easier for everyone, my firm seeks creative ways to resolve matters pertaining to legal authority, residence, visitation and child support. It’s often best to make every effort to establish legal and physical custody arrangements through consensus as the parties will have to abide by the terms that are set for many years to come. If necessary, I will represent you in court to help see that accurate information is presented to the judge and to advocate for a resolution that truly is in your child’s best interests.

Contact an accomplished Nevada divorce lawyer to schedule a meeting

The Miley Law Firm provides comprehensive advice and advocacy in Nevada divorce cases. If your marriage is ending, please call 702-850-3600 or contact me online to make an appointment for a consultation at my office in Las Vegas.

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Client Testimonials
  • ""Wow!! Mr. Miley was amazing. His office ladies are awesome as well. He more than took care of my citation. I can’t thank him enough. In Las Vegas it’s hard to find an honest attorney. Well he is more than that as he treats you like a real person. Thank you!" " - Michelle H.

  • "They made a difficult situation (divorce) easier to deal with. All of the staff are polite and professional." " - Marie M

  • "This law firm helped me tremendously. I ended up in a really nasty Divorce battle that scared the heck out of me. Miley was extremely confident and understood the law (and what protected me) and he put a plan together that got me the exact results he said it would. His office Manager Pam was as professional as they get. She always answered my calls and she was very prompt with whatever needed to be done (filing motion paperwork, mailings, etc). The work this team did was worth every dollar I spent." - ognewwavy

  • "Mr. Miley has handled my child custody case for years and I can always count on him to always do a great job and I trust him. I recommend him without any doubt. He will do a phenomenal job." - Freddie Mateo jr

  • "I met with Miley on two occasions once for a consultation the other to decide if I'd use his service. Miley comes off as a strong attorney that will get you remedy(like most attorneys) which is good bc they want new clients. His staff is friendly & professional when it comes to there client needs. However, I never used Miley Law Firm because at each meeting I felt rushed as if Miley wasn't listening to what I needed achieved but wanted me to pay to get started. That was a problem for me my situation was very complex and needed to be evaluated thourghly to represent me. I didn't see Miley doing that in fact all I saw coming was invoices in the near future from Miley not breaking my case down strategically. " - Paris Baker

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