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The Law Offices of Brittney Salvatore-Perkins offers comprehensive family law legal services through both private representation and mediation.

Free Consultation

Call or email today to schedule your free 30 minute consultation where you will sit down with me personally, not a legal assistant or a different attorney.

Real Attorney Service

I will handle your case from start to finish. You don't have to worry about your case getting shuffled to some other associate whom you have never met. I believe this is an important element in building a relationship with my clients.

Flexible Rates

I understand the financial strain family law matters can place on clients, therefore I offer both affordable unbundled rates as well as payment plan options.

Child Custody

Cases involving custody are often confusing and emotional. However, it is crucial you contact an attorney immediately to ensure you are taking the appropriate steps to ensure custody is determine din your favor.

Mediation & Collaborative

Not every family law case needs to go to court. i can offer mediation and collaborative services to help both parties reach a desired outcome and often help the parties save a lot of time and money.

Property & Alimony

Nevada is a community property state and alimony is discretionary, however there are certain steps you can take now to help the outcome of your case in regards to division of assets.

*Filed more cases than any other Nevada family law attorney for the 2013 calendar year.

Mrs. Salvatore-Perkins attended Santa Clara University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. She continued on to earn her J.D. from Santa Clara University’s School of Law in 2011. While in law school, she was awarded the Leon Panetta research fellowship, served as an editor on the Journal of International Law and served as a judicial extern in District Court. Mrs. Salvatore-Perkins brings a personal touch to her divorce cases by always making her clients feel comfortable even during very stressful and emotional times. She enjoys using her skills and knowledge to help those that are in tough situations. Ms. Salvatore is licensed to practice law in both Nevada and California.

 

Mrs. Salvatore-Perkins strives to provide her Clients with compassionate and zealous legal representation or mediation services that focus on the unique needs of each Client. Her goal is to see each case through to a prompt and equitable resolution that allows her Clients to move forward with their lives.  Family Law matters are often emotional and frustrating, and she understands this and promises to provide a source of unfaltering support to her Clients to guide them through this challenging and sometimes confusing transition.

Actual Client

Attorney Brittney Salvatore and her assistant Peggy Glover worked wonders in handling may case. I've been able to trust that they are taking care of business. My business!

 

Actual Client

I would recommend this law firm to anyone. I've looked all over for a good lawyer that wouldn't charge me an arm and a leg and thought I'd give this place a try. The staff were friendly and sensitive to my situation and the attorney was very knowledgeable and helpful. The service was great. Very quickly done and painless.

 

Ms. Salvatore and the staff provided me with a great understanding of my divorce procedures and guided me through every step along the way. Ms. Salvatore was very professional and represented me well in court. I was very pleased with the outcome.

This is a very professional and articulate law firm they took care of my divorce with professionalism. Ms. Salvatore was very professional and knowledgeable.

Actual Client

Actual Client

Awesome Lady!

 

I was introduced to Brittney around 3 years ago, I was going through some really tuff family issues (divorce & child custody), in which she executed perfectly... She showed me that Dad's have Rights too...I've been able to connect with her... Whenever I needed her...Whether she was on her Honeymoon... On vacation... Or out of the Country... I have since recommended her to 4 of my friends... And whoever ask for her type of help... She's done Great for Me... And she'll do it for you...

- Actual Client

Brittney is the best

 

My divorce case was complicated and took 2 years.every thing was agains of me.my first attorney was too expensive and just one month before trial he told me I have no chance to win so I decided to change my attorney .I start to work with Brittney the result wasn't like win but from 100% lose to almost good shape in less than a month was great .after my divorce final we have a chance to go to court again and she was helpful and she knows what she doing.I strongly recommend her to all my friend who need a professional lawyer

- Actual Client

Legal Super Hero!

 

Brittney handled my Divorce, which was relatively smooth, but 9 months later I found myself under attack by the x-wife, who filed bogus CPS and TPO cases against me in an attempt to take my son away, who we had joint custody of at the time. With the help of her unscrupulous, unethical council and a slow family court system her plan worked... for a while. Brittney was ALWAYS the consummate professional (even when I didn't want her to be!) and NEVER GAVE UP, even when things looked bleak. In the end we won... and we won BIG! I doubt there are many, if any, attorneys in Las Vegas that know the law as well as Brittney, and I know for a fact that much less skilled local attorneys charge WAY more money than Brittney for their services. She's fair, honest, and kicks A*** when necessary, like a legal Superhero! All she needs is a cape!

- Actual Client

What is the difference between Uncontested Vs. Contested?

 

An uncontested divorce occurs if both spouses agree that the marriage is to end and come to a mutually satisfying agreement regarding the final divorce settlement. In an uncontested divorce the couple is able to come to an agreement on issues such as property division, child support, spousal support and any other financial matters. An uncontested divorce is the fastest and most cost effective way to obtain a divorce.

 

A contested divorce is one in which the husband and wife cannot come to an agreement on one or several issues related to the termination of their marriage. Some common issues are: custody of children and child support, division of assets and property, allocation of debts and alimony. In a contested case, the issues are put before a Judge who will make Orders regarding the issues.

 

 

 

How does Child Custody and Visitation work?

 

Child custody involves two issues: physical custody and legal custody.  Physical custody is an articulation of the timeshare between the parents, as well as an assignment of the primary residence for the child in some cases.  Legal custody grants the parent or parents the right to make decisions about the child’s health, safety, education, and welfare.  Visitation, oftentimes called, “timeshare,” or “parenting time,” is the actual time the child spends with each parent, and the manner in which that time is spent.  Visitation can be supervised, unsupervised, severely limited, or open-ended, depending on the circumstances of the case.

 

 

 

What is Mediation?

 

Mediation in family law, as opposed to private representation, is a non-adversarial process where the mediator assists parties in reaching out of court agreements on issues such as asset and debt division, child and spousal support, child custody, and child visitation.  Mediation can be appropriate in dissolution of marriage actions, legal separation actions, and child custody/visitation issues between unmarried parents.

 

During the mediation process, the mediator is a neutral, third party that provides information on the applicable law and helps the parties resolve their issues through agreements.  Mediation is often more cost-effective, efficient, and productive than litigation.

 

Other benefits to mediation include creative solutions, confidential environment, control over outcomes, and improved communication between the parties.  A neutral mediator does not take sides, but rather is concerned with protecting everyone’s rights and best interests.  As the mediator we combine knowledge of family law and courtroom experience to help parties reach a mutually agreeable resolution.

What are the requirements and grounds for a divorce in Nevada?

 

In order to file for divorce in Nevada the plaintiff or defendant must be a resident of Nevada for at least 6 weeks before filing.

 

Nevada is a no fault state which means the dissolution of a marriage requires neither a showing of wrong-doing of either party nor any evidentiary proceedings at all. The grounds for divorce are "irreconcilable differences" based on either

 

1) Incompatibility or

 

2) Living separate and apart without cohabitation for 1 year. A petitioner can also apply for a divorce based on insanity if the insanity existed at least 2 years before filing for divorce.

 

 

 

How are assets divided in a Nevada divorce?

 

Nevada is a community property state and follows community property principles and guidelines in the distribution of assets and debts.

 

What is community property and how will it affect my divorce?

 

The basic principle of community property is that assets and debts are divided equally between the parties upon dissolution of marriage. Community property constitutes all earnings during marriage and all property acquired with those earnings and all debts incurred during marriage.  Generally it is considered property, income, assets or debts acquired during the marriage.

 

Essentially the assets and debts accumulated during marriage are deemed to go to the community and are split 50/50 between the spouses upon dissolution of marriage. Some items that are considered property or debt are the marital residence, rental properties, land, bank accounts, pension accounts and credit card debts. Inheritances, specific gifts to one of the spouses, and property and profits clearly traceable to property owned before marriage, are all considered separate property and will continue to be owned solely by that individual.

 

There are, however, circumstances where separate property can turn into community property. This typically occurs through a commingling of assets. For example, if a spouse contributes to the maintenance or repairs of separate property this commingling can make the property, either in part or whole, community property.

 

 

 

 

Am I entitled to receive alimony?

 

Nevada is unique in that there is no set formula for determining alimony. Whether or not a spouse can receive alimony is completely at the discretion of the judge. The judge however, does have a set of factors taken into consideration when rendering a decision.

 

When determining an appropriate support award the court shall consider the following factors:

 

  1. The respective merits of the spouses
  2. The post-divorce financial condition of each spouse
  3. Which spouse actually acquired the property being used for support
  4.  And the need to grant alimony to a spouse for the purpose of obtaining training or education relating to a job, career or profession.

 

Furthermore, the court may also consider:

 

  • (a) Whether the spouse who would pay such alimony has obtained greater job skills or education during the marriage; and
  • (b) Whether the spouse who would receive such alimony provided financial support while the other spouse obtained job skills or education.

 

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Las Vegas, NV 89149

702-563-4400

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