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Divorce I.Q. Test & Answers

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1. Nevada is a no-fault divorce state which means -
A. It is always the husband's fault.
B. It is never the wife's fault.
C. It is nobody's fault.
D. The court does not care and does not make any determination who is at fault.
2. Is there bias in divorce against men?
A. Generally the law is written to favor women with children.
B. Generally all judges favor women, especially in children custody and visitation matters.
C. Gender never influences laws or judges.
D. Laws are constitutionally required to be written and enforced without gender bias. However, historically many custody and support laws were both written and enforced more favorably for women.
3. Dividing community property assets by the court in a Nevada divorce -
A. Is always exactly even - 50% to each spouse.
B. Always favors the women.
C. Must be divided equally unless the court finds compelling reasons to make unequal dispositions.
D. Always makes everyone unhappy.
4. If your divorce is in Washoe County, the Family Court Judge -
A. Is usually elected but sometimes appointed and hears family law cases only.
B. Is always appointed and hears family law cases only.
C. Is elected and hears civil, criminal, and family law cases.
D. Is appointed and hears civil, criminal, and family law cases.
5. In child custody and visitation matters, the most important consideration courts make is -
A. Who loves the children the most.
B. What is best for the children.
C. Who can support the children the best.
D. What is best for the children's mother.
6. If you move out of the house and leave your children in it with your wife, you -
A. Just relinquished control of the children to your wife pending a court order.
B. Make it appear by your actions that you don't have concerns about your wife's parenting.
C. Cannot let months go by without sharing your children and still expect to get joint physical custody right away in court.
D. All of the above.
7. A prenuptial agreement -
A. Always is a good idea for men.
B. Can protect assets, businesses and income.
C. Can protect a father later on in custody and visitation determinations.
D. All of the above.
8. Family Court Judges are accountable -
A. Never.
B. Always.
C. Because their decisions can be challenged on appeal, because they are subject to judicial discipline, and because they can continue being a judge only if re-elected for each new term.
D. Because they are handsomely paid.
9. The outcome of your divorce will be influenced by -
A. Your actions, inactions, and behavior before during, and after your divorce in custody and visitation cases.
B. Your attorney especially if she is prepared and respected by the judge.
C. The judge as a human being with her own experiences and inclinations.
D. All of the above.
10. In selecting a Family Law Attorney, you should seek -
A. Arrogance so opposing counsel and your spouse will be intimidated.
B. Aggressiveness so she will ask for the moon and at least get you half of it.
C. The most expensive one you can find.
D. None of the above.
11.  Divorces are expensive but costs can increase when -
A. Neither party is unreasonable or vengeful.
B. You fully cooperate with your attorney and quickly respond in supplying information and documents.
C. You show your attorney who's the boss by arguing and complaining about her charges.
D. Neither attorney is incompetent, lazy, uncooperative with the opposing attorney or always litigates.
12. A poor way to select a Family Law Attorney is to -
A. Get referrals from networking type people you know or know of.
B. Rely only on the Internet, radio, or TV ads.
C. Call receptionists for attorneys who do not do family law and ask for referrals.
D. Interview or have initial consultations with one or more attorneys.
13. After the divorce is final, your ex-spouse can -
A. Petition the court for changes to children custody or visitation until the children are 18 years old.
B. Petition the court for a different financial settlement.
C. Can ignore the court order after the statute of limitations (5 years).
D. Can undermine your children custody and visitation rights and get away with it.
14. How long must a person live in Nevada to be a resident for divorce purposes?
A. 3 weeks.
B. 6 weeks.
C. 6 months.
D. 12 months.
15. Nevada is a community property state for marriages and divorces, that means -
A. The Judge decides who gets the property.
B. The spouse earning the most income owns more assets gained while married.
C. Assets gained while married are partly owned by any common children.
D. Both spouses are normally equally entitled to assets earned while married and equally obligated for debts incurred while married (with some exceptions).
16. Paralegals cannot -
A. Give legal advice.
B. Interview witnesses and clients; communicate with clients.
C. Collect, organize, and summarize facts and documents.
D. Produce drafts and final copies of letters, pleadings, and related case and court documents for an attorney's review and signature.
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