Las Vegas Divorce Articles

Las Vegas divorce articles

Las Vegas divorce attorney Vincent Mayo is certified by the State Bar of Nevada as a family law specialist and is a partner at The Abrams and Mayo Law Firm. Attorney Mayo is also a Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated preeminent attorney. This distinction is achieved by only a small fraction of licensed attorneys worldwide.

Mr. Mayo is Board Certified in Family Law by the American Bar Association accredited National Board of Trial Advocacy, a division of the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification. He is one of only seventeen Las Vegas divorce attorneys to receive this distinction.

Vincent has been selected to be the co-editor of the Nevada Family Law Practice Manual. This manual is used by all Las Vegas divorce attorneys and judges in Nevada as the foremost compilation of Nevada statutes, case law, and local and state rules. He is a member of good standing of the State Bar of Nevada, State Bar of Nevada Family Law Section, American Bar Association, Nevada Justice Association, and Clark County Bar Association.

Attorney Vincent Mayo is the published author of the following in-depth legal articles.

Recognition And Enforcement Of Due Process Rights In Family Court Criminal Contempt Proceedings

Nevada Family Law Report – Fall 2017

The use of contempt powers to enforce court orders is a critical component of the legal system.(i) It is even more so in family law matters where the Court’s ability to compel compliance (ii) can directly impact the fundamental Constitutional rights of the other litigant, such as the ability to exercise custody of his or her children. (iii) The Nevada Supreme Court has made it clear in a number of recent decisions, however, that the Constitutional right to due process in contempt proceedings of a “criminal” nature is just as important and must not be discounted or abridged in family law cases… More

Have the Interests of Parents Been Placed at Odds With Those of Their Kidnapped Children?

Nevada Family Law Report – Summer 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a decision in Lozano v. Alvarez which essentially rewards parents who abduct children and flee to another country. Lozano v. Alvarez, 134 S. Ct. 1224; 188 L. Ed. 2d 200; 82 U.S.L.W. 4159 (2014). Namely, the Supreme Court refused to toll the one-year automatic return period set forth in Article 12 of The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“The Hague Convention” or “the Convention”) while the whereabouts of abducted children are unknown out of concern that tolling could affect a now “resettled” child’s stability. More

Las Vegas Divorce and Revocable Family Trusts

Nevada Family Law Report – Winter 2013

Revocable family trusts may give rise to an issue that could be of paramount importance in a divorce case: Whether the revocable family trust transmutes separate property into community property. An analysis of the issue starts with an examination of a revocable family trust. A revocable family trust is an inter vivos living trust, or in other words, a trust created during the lives of the grantors. A family trust creates a legal contract that outlines the management and distribution of the trust’s assets. Such a trust is effective… More

Three Common Approaches for Determining What Constitutes Legitimate Business Expenses for Child Support Purposes

*Communique June / July 2007

Nevada has a child support formula that makes it relatively easy to predict an obligor’s child support obligation based on gross monthly income. NRS 125B.070. This simple formula, however, becomes much more difficult to calculate with self-employed parents. The problem stems from trying to justify a self-employed parent’s claimed business expenses. Many states have established laws in regard to what constitutes income for self-employed parents. Unfortunately, given the varied treatment of this principle… More

A Closer Look At The Uniform Child Witness By Alternative Methods Act

*Communique June / July 2007

“Can’t my child just testify to the judge away from everyone? I know what he has to say would be helpful, but I don’t want him to have to take the stand.” What family law practitioner has not heard this question from a distraught client in the midst of a child custody battle. While having a child “just testify to the judge” has a certain layman’s logic to it, limiting the circumstances under which a child gives testimony is a complex matter which pits the best interest of the child against the rules of .. More

Better Your Odds: Knowing The Factors That Affect The Recovery Of Marital Assets Wasted Through Gambling

Nevada Lawyer Magazine – Fall 2006

Perhaps in no other state is the litigation of marital assets wasted through gambling as prevalent as in Nevada. Although not directly addressed, it is generally understood in Nevada that gambling can constitute a waste of marital property. In fact, NRS 125.150(1)(b) provides:  In granting a divorce, the court shall, to the extent practicable, make an equal disposition of the community property of the parties, except that the court may make an unequal disposition of the community property.. More

* Communique is the official Legal Journal for the Clark County Bar Association.

Las Vegas divorce articles as of October 10, 2019.