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July 10, 2017 / Leave a Comment

Estate planning attorneys learned an important lesson in the 2001 case, Egelhoff vs. Egelhoff, 532 U.S. 141 (2001).   A man designated his wife as his beneficiary of his pension plan, provided by his employer, and made her the beneficiary of his life insurance policy provided by his employer. The couple later divorced and the man did not immediately remove her… READ MORE

June 23, 2017 / Leave a Comment

Whether a couple is heterosexual or homosexual, living together in a romantic relationship and/or sexually intimate relationship without formally registering their relation as a marriage it is called cohabitation.   As many boomers are finding out, they may want to cohabitate with a person for the purpose of sharing expenses without a romantic relationship involved.  There are many reasons parties may want to… READ MORE

May 19, 2017 / Leave a Comment

During Thanksgiving a couple years ago, Gloria Petroni’s family was having a get-together at Lake Tahoe. Two individuals were unable to attend the gathering, but with the help of the BEAM robot, commandeered by the absent party through his or her computer, both individuals were able to be seen by everyone at the gathering, and they could not only see… READ MORE

January 19, 2016 / Leave a Comment

Child custody involves the decision of who is primarily responsible for a child after a divorce and can be extremely messy if divorcing spouses are not on the same page. Below is an excerpt from The Nevada Divorce Guide, a book written by Gloria Petroni, an expert Reno divorce lawyer. Here, she analyzes various child custody issues and reveals how… READ MORE

October 14, 2015 / Leave a Comment

Keeping up with all of the fine details in a divorce can be challenging and sometimes feel impossible. However, keeping a divorce journal of your daily activities that lead up to a court hearing can ease some of that stress.  Below is an excerpt from The Nevada Divorce Guide that explains in detail what your should be logging daily in… READ MORE

August 6, 2015 / Leave a Comment

While you may be considering divorce in Nevada, you’re also likely to be wondering whether your marriage can be saved. If you find yourself dwelling on that question often—or if you’d simply like to settle your affairs more smoothly—it may be wise to consider marriage counseling first. Below is a  marriage counseling checklist that you can use to determine if counseling… READ MORE