Family Law Attorneys Las Vegas
Family law matters are some of the most difficult emotional experiences in a person’s life. Whether it be divorce, separation, custody of a child, or child support enforcement, there are many important legal and financial issues to deal with. At D.R. Patti & Associates, we will help you to get the best Family Law solutions.
A premarital agreement is a contract made in anticipation of marriage that specifies the rights and obligations of the parties. Such an agreement typically includes terms for property distribution in the event the marriage terminates.
All states recognize premarital agreements through statutes or court decisions. A premarital agreement is an unusual contract. It is an agreement between marrying persons that, at least in part, contemplates the breakup of the marriage. The subject matter of the agreement is unique; no other contract can address such matters as Child Custody, child education, and spousal maintenance. The relationship of the parties is special; the contract is made not by two parties operating at arm’s length, but by two persons who are preparing to marry. The contract is enforceable without consideration or the exchange of value, whereas most contracts require consideration. Finally, the contract may not be enforced until years after it was first formed. Although they are exceptional, premarital agreements have become increasingly popular in the United States. Let our attorneys assist with the drafting and enforcement.
D.R. Patti & Associates works tirelessly to provide the right legal solution for each individual client involved in Family law matters. As attorneys, our goal is to protect the rights and best interests of their clients and their children. In matters of divorce law, which is often accompanied by child custody matters and the division of marital property, we work hard to understand our clients’ needs. We achieve positive results through negotiation, mediation or collaborative law. When litigation becomes necessary, clients can rely on our combined experience in Clark County Family Courts to achieve successful results. Whether you are filing for divorce or your spouse has filed for divorce, our office can help you make the right decisions for your family.
Probate and Guardianship’s
Probate is necessary whenever a deceased person leaves titled assets in their name alone. A party then files a petition for probate which allows distribution of the decedent’s assets. Guardianship’s are filed for both minors and incapacitated persons. At D.R. Patti & Associates, we work to educate our clients on the intricacies of both probate and guardianship law while working to get the best results possible.
Adoption involves the creation of the parent-child relationship between individuals who are not naturally so related. The adopted child is given the rights, privileges, and duties of a child and heir by the adoptive family. The best interests of the child are of paramount importance in policy considerations toward adoption. Elements in determining who will be suitable adoptive parents include race, religion, economic status, home environment, age, and health. Most of these criteria are taken into consideration in placements by agencies or in private placements where state law requires that adoptive parents be investigated.
Deciding to adopt can be one of the greatest decisions for a family to make. At D.R. Patti & Associates we provide step-by-step guidance so that you can focus on what is important- family.