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Should I choose mediation or litigation in my Las Vegas divorce?

If you are facing a divorce in Las Vegas, especially if you have a high net worth, you may have several unanswered questions about how to start the process. One of the very first decisions many people face is that of whether to attempt a mediation in the divorce process or to go straight to the courtroom for formal litigation.

There are several factors that can help you determine whether mediation is an option in your particular situation. You should also consider circumstances in which mediation may actually hamper your chances for moving forward successfully. Here is some information to help you determine which route may be the better one for you.

4 tactics your spouse may use to hide assets

Are you getting a divorce soon? If so, you may have concerns about the property division process. You should be aware that your spouse may try to hide assets to avoid fairly distributing assets. The law requires your spouse to disclose all assets during the divorce process, but some people try to lie in order to keep assets to themselves. 

According to Forbes, hiding assets is surprisingly common. But how can you tell if this is happening? Read below for some of the ways your spouse may try to lie about property, income or debts. 

3 expert tips on preparing for divorce mediation

Choosing mediation is an important step. For certain couples, it can be a better process than traditional litigation. But that does not mean it is always easy. In fact, you probably feel anxious about how mediation will turn out. It can be hard work, but it is often beneficial. 

Feeling nervous before your first divorce mediation session is normal, but you can take some steps to make it go more smoothly. Here are three tips for preparing for mediation: 

Divorce mediation vs. litigation: know your situation

Divorce mediation in Nevada is a newer form of resolution of divorce, unknown to many. For those for whom the process is suitable, it can be beneficial. But it can also be the wrong choice when you really have to protect your interests in litigation.

Mediation relies on a neutral mediator experienced in the laws related to the issues involved in the divorce process. That professional assists the parties to come to agreement on their specific divorce issues. The process helps prevent the divorce judge from making an order that one or both parties would not have chosen.



With so many factors to consider, we understand that you have questions about the challenges ahead and the options available. We are here to answer any questions you may have about divorce and other family law matters. We have been representing clients throughout the greater Las Vegas area for over two decades, our Henderson family law attorneys are ready to provide you with the open and honest family law counsel you need to move forward with your life. Contact us today to find out more.

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