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LAW OFFICE OF CLIFF YOUNG


  Reno Family Law Attorney

650 South Rock Boulevard, Suite 21-A

Reno, Nevada 89502

Telephone: 775-677-7777

Facsimile: 775-786-3388

FLEXIBLE PAYMENT PLANS: We offer flexible payment plans to allow you to get the quality legal representation you need now! 

Call us today,     677-7777

An experienced family law attorney can significantly reduce the stress and frustration of your legal battle, allowing you to move forward with your life again.  They enable you to focus on the things that matter most – your family, your health and your future.

An experienced family law attorney makes sure the proper steps are taken in your case, including filing motions, doing extensive research, writing briefs, making phone calls, etc.  This can save you time and energy by taking care of all the legal and procedural facets of your case.

Your family law attorney should possess the following traits: trustworthiness, dedication, ethics, open communication, tenacity, professionalism and experience.  You deserve an attorney who has spent years cultivating these traits, and who provides her clients with solace and reassurance amid crisis.  Cliff believes in aggressive advocacy and ample support for his clients.

Attorney Clifton Young is versed in Nevada Family Law, including:

  • Adoption
  • Annulment
  • Child Support and Child Support Modification
  • Cohabitation Issus
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Divorce, contested and uncontested
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grandparent Rights/Third PartyVisitation Rights
  • Guardianships
  • Legal Separation
  • Military Divorces
  • Paternity
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Relocation Issues
  • Termination of Parental Rights

Not sure whether your issue falls within the area of Family Law?  Call our office to find out, 775-677-7777.

Your family lawyer is your advocate.  What is best for you and your family is what’s best for your lawyer; it is a symbiotic relationship.  Your attorney is bound to confidentiality by law.  Whether you are facing a difficult divorce or another legal battle, your attorney is the one person you know you can trust.

Successful Reno family attorneys forge relationship and work with area counselors, appraisers, CPAs, child custody evaluators, and other professionals in their field in order to address all facets of your legal dilemmas.  We are proud to have fostered longstanding relationships with a variety of professionals within our community.  We take a comprehensive yet strategic approach to each case, utilizing all necessary resources in order to help our clients achieve their legal goals.

Financial Disclosure in Divorce

An issue that may arise in the divorce context is that of financial disclosures by both parties.  Effective January 2013, there are new rules that apply for the financial disclosure form in complex divorces and front-loaded discovery requirements for divorces in general.  The new rules are avaialbe at the Nevada Supreme Court website.  

Reading the new rules, we love the fact that you have to be diligent and prove your expenses and income. But, one cannot help but give pause to the difficulties that some clients will inevitably have in complying with all that is required up front.  This includes:

  • 6 months of statements of documents for bank accounts, credit cards, loans/mortgages, and retirement accounts for the period prior to the service of the summons and complaint;
  • Real property documents, i.e. deeds, purchase agreements, etc.;
  • Promissory notes and any money held in escrow or deposit that may be payable;
  • Any loan applications made in the prior 12 months;
  • All monthly or periodic statements for insurance and policies;
  • Evidence of any receivable;
  • Business tax returns for the prior 2 (fiscal) years;
  • 2 calendar years of income infomration available in W-2s, 1099's, K-1's, and year-to-date, i.e.,   paycheck stubs, for the prior 6 months;
  • Any document that would assist in valuing real or personal property;
  • A list of all personal property worth more than $200.00.

While this list is a summary , it is more comprehensive than what you will need to prepare a tax return and could be extremely cumbersome for clients and their lawyers.  Moreover, parties will have a duty to continue to supplement this initial up-front disclosure as th enew information comes in (within 14 days of any change).  

As a lawyer, the concern that arises here has to do with the work to produce this, and  counsel not only reviewing the documents to see that they are responsive to the law, but also complete.  This will be time-consuming and will increase legal fees right out of the box.  In some cases, counsel can get clients to settle their case by telling them they will have to do this later, and if they want to avoid the hassle, settlement early is a way to do that.  Indeed, for those cases that you think could be concluded quickly, preparing the personal property lists alone could cause otherwise amicable couples to become entrenched in what items are worth, i.e., sparking a fight over what the tools and camping equipment is worth.  The point - they end up fighting unnecessarily.  

Despite these concerns, divorcing parties need to be aware and provide this information to their attorney or opposing party right away, since these disclosures are due at the same time as the General Financial Disclosure Form, which is 30 days after service of an answer.  Indeed, a party that is thinking of filing may want to wait until they have gathered everything first, then file so everything is ready to disclosure without issue.  

Here is a link to the General Financial Disclosure Form

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