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Late nights at work can strain marital relationships

Many casino workers in Nevada are likely familiar with the challenges of maintaining a relationship while working at night. A comparison of occupations and divorce rates prepared by FlowingData confirmed that bartenders and casino workers, particularly gaming managers, experienced the highest rates of divorce compared to people in other lines of work.

Planning who will pay back-to-school expenses after a divorce

When parents in Nevada get divorced, they may not anticipate all of the potential scenarios that may lead to arguments over their children. Parenting plans are meant to help exes decide how to handle their co-parenting relationships so that their children are placed at the forefront and arguments are minimized. This often helps children to be better adjusted and happier.

When mediation isn't the right choice

When a couple in Nevada decides to divorce, they may first consider going to a mediator to negotiate child custody, property division and support payments. While mediation can have its advantages, it's not the best option for everyone. In fact, mediation can end up making things worse by dragging matters out or simply adding additional costs to the process of ending a marriage.

What emotions are driving your divorce decisions?

Every stage of life means having to make decisions. When you are in your late teens, a big decision could center on which college to attend. If you are going through a divorce, though, it could be that you do not even realize the decisions you are making. This is, in part, because you have so much to think about. A "decision" sounds like something you thought through and analyzed.

What to do to close a joint account

Nevada couples who are planning to go their separate ways may have checking or savings accounts that they share with each other. In order to close the joint account, there are certain actions they may have to take.

Divorce fallout from taking ownership of the home

Couples seeking a separation in Reno often make decisions about divorce outcomes before entering negotiations or seeking counsel. Unless they receive sound advice concerning finances after the divorce, these decisions can end up being costly mistakes. Some of the most disastrous financial decisions revolve around keeping the family residence.

Uncertain future of health care has couples putting off divorce

While people in Nevada and across the country continue to hear reports about Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the uncertain future of American health care is having an immediate effect on married couples who are planning to divorce. Many couples are putting divorce off because of the possibility that one spouse could lose their health insurance if the law or certain parts of it are repealed.

Military couples face higher divorce rates

Nevada couples who are contemplating divorcing may be affected by their careers. Work and financial stresses can be some of the major factors in the end of a marriage. U.S. Census data has tended to underline this common knowledge, with certain careers standing out as having a higher likelihood of experiencing divorce.

Common myths about divorce

Nevada couples who are considering ending their marriage may get a lot of well-meaning advice from family, friends and acquaintances, but some of that advice may be inaccurate. For example, people may think a no-fault divorce means that a person's misconduct is irrelevant. However, in some limited cases, financial misconduct by one spouse could affect property division.

Blended families can prepare for the future

Many divorced Nevada parents find each other later in life and plan to come together as a blended family. They will not be alone, as a 2015 study found that 16 percent of children in the United States live in blended families that include step-siblings, half-siblings and step-parents.

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