Paternity

If your child custody and visitation rights are being ignored, or you are having difficulty getting someone to fulfill their parental obligations, you may feel there is nothing you can do. Fortunately, an experienced Reno paternity and fathers’ rights attorney can help put an end to any paternity disputes threatening your child’s best interests.

I am Marta Presti, an experienced family law attorney. Since 1976, I have been handling paternity issues. I am committed to working closely with clients in pursuit of a resolution that meets the needs of their family.

If you need help resolving a difficult paternity or custody issue, contact me today to schedule an appointment. I will apply my years of experience and legal skills to protect your best interests.

Assertive and Compassionate Washoe County Parental Rights Attorney

Children deserve to have both parents in their lives. If you are unable to resolve a custody situation amicably or are being cut out of your child’s life, it is important to contact an experienced attorney immediately. The longer you are kept out of your child’s life, the more difficult it will be to reverse that status quo. You deserve to be in your child’s life, and the law is on your side with the preference of keeping both parents in their children’s lives.

From my law office in Reno, Nevada, I offer strong advocacy to fathers interested in establishing a relationship with their biological children. I am committed to helping fathers assert their parental rights through establishing paternity. Once paternity is established, fathers gain the opportunity to:

  • Pursue a petition to modify the child custody orders
  • Request visitation rights
  • Challenge stepparent adoptions.

Prenuptial Agreements

Nevada is a “community property state.” What does that mean for you? If your marital residence is in Nevada, the law presumes that all of your assets and debts should be split down the middle in the event of a divorce. To protect your assets and income from the community property system, you need an experienced family law attorney on your side.

At the Law Offices of Marta L. Presti, Attorney at Law in Reno, Nevada, I work closely with people to help them craft a prenuptial agreement that meets their needs, protects their assets and provides for their loved ones. Contact me to schedule an appointment.

Is a Prenuptial Agreement Right for You? Find Experienced, Assertive and Compassionate Representation at the Law Offices of Marta L. Presti.

While many people feel that a prenuptial agreement can take the romance out of marriage, and they may indeed not be right for every couple, it may be a helpful tool for protecting your interests and reducing financial stress and possible future discord. When drafted properly by an experienced lawyer, in a timely manner before the wedding, a prenuptial agreement can provide peace of mind for both parties, particularly those with significant assets or those entering a second or third marriage who want to protect their children.

Contrary to popular belief, a prenuptial agreement may be able to help you solidify the foundation of your marriage by eliminating much of the uncertainty. An agreement before the marriage or even one drafted afterwards can be used to clarify what property you and your spouse will consider community property. In the event that your relationship should end, having a clear property agreement in place can help eliminate some of the acrimony and costs involved in divorce.

Domestic Partnerships

Domestic partnerships have been recognized in Nevada. Domestic partners are now treated similarly to married couples. When same-sex couples decide to separate ways, they will have to deal with many of the same legal issues as married couples.

I am Marta L. Presti, an experienced attorney focused exclusively on family law. I have handled contested and uncontested divorces, long before domestic partnerships were even recognized in Nevada. If you are seeking to dissolve your domestic partnership, you can feel confident that I will take the right steps to help secure your legal rights. I will apply my years of experience and legal skills to address the legal implications of dissolving a domestic partnership.

Contact my law firm online or call (775) 624-5845 to schedule a consultation with a highly skilled Nevada domestic partnership lawyer. I am committed to delivering experienced advocacy and legal counsel tempered with good judgment.

Pursuing an Equitable Distribution of Community Property

Similar to a divorce proceeding, any property you and your domestic partner owned together will be divided equitably when the two of you separate. This does not necessarily mean a 50/50 split. Instead, you and your estranged domestic partner are entitled to an equal value of your partnership property. One of you, for example, could maintain the family home, while the other one could keep the car and other property equaling the same value of the family home.

The challenge is to determine what assets and debts are considered part of your partnership. I am highly skilled in working with forensic accountants to understand how your finances were handled and determine the extent of your joint assets such as:

  • Family home, vacation properties or real estate investments
  • Cars, motorcycle, boat and ATV
  • Savings, stocks and retirement plans
  • Collectables, antiques and jewelry

A relatively straightforward case could pose a challenge if individual assets were commingled with the partnership property. I will evaluate your financial records to understand if you maintained your individual assets separate from your joint finances. Any assets obtained before the domestic partnership was established may be subject to a division, if the assets were commingled with the partnership property.

Domestic Partnerships

Addressing Child Custody and Child Support Concerns

When children are involved, the dissolution of a domestic partnership can become particularly challenging with a heightened sense of emotions. I offer a rational, yet compassionate approach focused on acting in the children’s best interests. Every situation is unique. Child custody and visitation could depend on each partner’s status as an adoptive or natural parent.

Similar to a divorce, the parent given primary custody would be entitled to obtain child support payments from the other parent. I offer a comprehensive approach focused on understanding the terms agreed to when the domestic partnership was established. I am committed to protecting your rights, while acting in your children’s best interests.