Divorce Lawyer for Doctors
We Are Professionals in Handling Physician Divorce Cases in Las Vegas
If you are a doctor or other medical professional in southern Nevada, and you are considering Divorce or Separation, you need the best attorney to ensure that your medical practice is properly valued and you preserve your interest in the practice. The Divorce needs of medical professionals are much more complicated than the Average Divorce. As a professional myself, I understand the impact of Divorce on all business and professional practitioners. I have 36 years of experience practicing Divorce law for medical professionals. Please call me at 702-383-0090 for a free and confidential telephone consultation
Valuation Of Your Medical Practice
Proper valuation of your practice makes the difference between a successful or unsuccessful outcome in a doctor’s Divorce. There are several methodologies for valuing medical practices. At Douglas Crawford Law, we have a team of experts to properly value your practice either for purposes of settlement or if necessary to proceed to litigation. Further, many physicians often have multiple real estates interests like a second home or business. These also must be valued to prepare for settlement or trial. The division of community assets and separate assets is generally set forth by the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS 123.220). However, your spouse may or may not have acquired an interest in your shared business assets. It is critical that you hire an attorney who is experienced in these matters. The difference between a good lawyer and a not so good lawyer can be hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Spousal Support Or Alimony
It is critical to determine when your professional practice started. The characterization as separate or community property may be determined on whether you started the practice before marriage or after. It is also very important to establish your spouse’s work history during the marriage. This will affect alimony dramatically. These factors are especially important in Nevada because our legislature has not seen fit to establish statutory guidelines for the award of alimony, as in NRS 125.180. Alimony in the state of Nevada is based on four or five sometimes vague guidelines set forth by The Supreme Court of the State of Nevada. Knowledge of this case law is absolutely critical to a successful result on the issue of alimony. If your spouse chose to stay home to raise children, he or she will ask for support allowing a similar standard of living as they had during the marriage.
Further, determining the income of a physician can be problematic. As you know, most physicians derive income from their private practice, but may also be on staff at a hospital. These rules are complex and can result in widely divergent awards or non-awards of alimony. At Douglas Crawford Law, we work hard to minimize your exposure to payment of alimony, or to optimize your receipt of alimony if you are the receiving spouse.
Child Custody And Support
Child custody is often the most contentious issue in a divorce case. This is made even more difficult by the long and sporadic hours you work as a physician. The controlling standard in child custody cases is called “best interests of the child,” NRS 125C. 0035. I have a reputation in Nevada as one of the best child custody and child support attorneys in the state. I can negotiate and/or litigate a child custody agreement that is in the best interests of your children. You deserve as much time with your children as possible. As physicians, you like many other professionals want to make the education and future potential of your children a high priority, and we can give your children the best opportunities through a custody agreement that looks out for your and their interests.
Many family law practitioners are not very experienced in the valuation and division of medical practices. I have the experience to get you a good result at a reasonable price. Please call me as soon as possible.
Douglas Crawford Law
501 S 7th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101