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For individuals dealing with a divorce, we know how stressful and exhausting the situation can be, primarily when children are involved. At Throne and Hauser Attorneys at Law, we offer our expert family law services to citizens of Boulder City, Nevada. From prenuptial agreements to child custody, we can guide you through any process. At Throne and Hauser Attorneys at Law, our team is known for winning cases and reaching the best decision for each family, individual or couple.

Our leading legal team in Boulder City can offer you the following family law services:


How are divorce and annulment different?

A declaration of nullity (annulment) is a procedure that virtually removes a marriage. Legally, an annulment declares that a marriage never existed and is illegal. A divorce is the conclusion of a legal marriage and reverts both parties to single status. Depending on the state, divorces can be more complicated than annulments, especially when also involving custody.

Justification for annulment in every state cover:

  • Bigamy
  • Forced consent
  • Fraud
  • Marriage prohibited by law (incest)
  • Mental or physical inability
  • Inability to consummate marriage
  • Underage marriage

There are no-fault and fault divorces. A no-fault selection allows the cessation of a valid marriage in which neither party admits blame for the separation. A fault divorce is settled when one spouse can attest adequate grounds.

Reasons for a fault divorce in every state consist of:

  • Adultery
  • Abandonment
  • Physical/emotional cruelty
  • Addiction to drugs, alcohol, gambling, etc.
Separating assets and liabilities

Marital property includes all the assets and financial responsibilities that were incurred during the marriage. It typically will not matter whether or not the asset or financial responsibility is legally owned by one spouse or both.

Marital property includes:

  • Bank accounts
  • Retirement accounts
  • Real property
  • Business interests
  • Timeshares
  • Vehicles
  • Airline miles
  • Credit card debt
Prenuptial agreements

A prenuptial agreement (prenup) is a standard, modern legal step taken before marriage. It establishes the property and financial rights of both spouses in the event of a divorce. Prenups are used to defend assets, businesses, evade assuming the other party’s debt, clarify financial accountabilities, control how property will be passed upon death and avoid long, costly divorce disagreements.


Alimony is a monthly spousal protection payment made by one spouse to another in accordance with a deal or court decision. Alimony is given to correct any discriminatory economic effects instigated by a divorce, for example, if one spouse is non-wage-earning or lower-wage-earning. Alimony is resolved by the age, emotional state and financial circumstances of formal spouses, the standard of living during marriage, the period of time the receiver would require to become autonomous, the length of the marriage and the ability of the supporter spouse to support him or herself while paying alimony.

Child custody

Child custody will always be arranged dependent on the best interests of the child and sometimes these conclusions are very difficult for parents to make.

The best interest of a child is settled according to the ensuing factors:

  • The child’s age, gender, mental and physical health
  • Health of parents
  • Lifestyle and social factors
  • Love and emotional connections between parent and child
  • Parents’ capability to provide food, shelter, clothing and medical care
  • Quality of schools in location
  • Child’s inclination if over age 12
  • Ability and inclination of parent to encourage a good relationship between child and other parent
  • Environmental stability
Types of custody arrangements
  • Legal custody: The right and obligation to make choices about raising the child. This includes education, religion, medical care and discipline. When awarded joint legal custody, parents share these rights.
  • Physical custody: The ability of a parent to have a child living with them. Most courts order joint physical custody, though the time-split is often not the same as 50/50.
  • Sole custody: Sole custody settlements give one parent complete custody privileges and allow the other only visitation rights.
  • Joint custody: This custody permits parents to coordinate their schedules and share decision-making responsibility.
  • Bird’s nest custody: This happens when the child lives in one home and parents alternate in and out of the home and take turns taking care of the child.
Child support

Child support is a premeditated amount of money that is normally paid monthly to the partner who sustains primary custody of the child. Child support is intended for basic necessities like food, housing and clothing, health insurance medical care and educational expenditures. Child support is settled based on each parent’s monthly income and expenses. Centered on this financial evidence and the amount of time each parent gives the child, the court uses a formula to regulate child support.

Family law mediation

Family law mediation is used to settle family arguments. With family mediation, an unbiased third party mediator encourages two parties to smooth out their disputes as they reach an agreement. Family mediation can save the parties’ time and expenditures associated with trial, but the decisions may not be legally binding.

Protective orders

If you are divorcing on the grounds of physical or verbal mistreatment, you can secure yourself and your children with security and restraining orders from Throne and Hauser Attorneys at Law. These orders keep you separated from the abuser in order to stay unharmed. Though a protective order can’t fully abolish the possibility that someone will stalk or harm you, it will permit you to contact the police and have the abuser arrested should they disobey the binding rules of the order.

Parental rights

This typically refers to a parent’s entitlement to make conclusions regarding a child’s education, health care and religion. Determining rights and duties can be frustrating, particularly when it comes to parental accountability of any pernicious or criminal behaviors of your child. You are only liable for your children’s actions until they are 18.


If other methods haven’t worked for you, adoption is a wonderful way to create a family. The adoption process in Boulder City can be long, complex and frustrating, but an affordable family attorney from Throne and Hauser Attorneys at Law can guide your family through it. Whether you’re an expecting mother considering adoption or a parent who wants to adopt a child of their own, we can help your dreams come true.

I couldn’t say enough about Dawn and her partner Michelle Hauser. They both played a huge roll in me adopting my two Grandchildren. They knew the in’s and out’s of the law and put the other attorney at a lose for words. I highly recommend them to anyone fighting to adopt a child or children. They both know the law inside and out and you will be proud knowing they are fighting for you.

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