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DIVORCE I.Q. TEST

Decide the best answer to each question, then select A, B, C or D. If your answer turns RED, you have guessed wrong and you may guess again - the right answer will turn GREEN. See count of your first time correct answers at bottom of page. For 16 questions and a score of 0-8, you have a lot to learn; 9-11, not bad; 12-14 smart person; 15-16 genius but still may need a good lawyer.

1. Nevada is a no-fault divorce state which means -
A. It is always the husbands 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. There is a bias in divorce against men -
A. Generally the law is written to favor women.
B. Generally all Judges favor women especially in custody and visitation matters.
C. Gender never influences laws or Judges.
D. Laws are basically written without gender bias; Judges generally make rulings without gender bias except that men often create their own bias especially in custody and visitation matters by their own actions and inactions.
3. Dividing assets by the Court in a Nevada divorce -
A. Is always exactly even - 50% to each spouse.
B. Always favors the women.
C. Like most decisions is often influenced by taking the best interest of the children into account.
D. Always makes everyone unhappy.
4. If your divorce is in the Nevada County of Washoe, 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 committed custody harikari.
B. Made it known to the world by your actions that your wife deserves primary custody.
C. Cannot let months go by and still expect equal joint custody.
D. All of the above.
7. A prenuptial agreement -
A. Always is a good idea for men.
B. Can protects individual assets.
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 in an Appeals Court 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 even as a human 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 council 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 attorneys is incompetent, lazy, uncooperative with the opposing attorney or always litigates.
12. A poor way to select a family law attorney is -
A. Get referrals from networking type of people you know or know of.
B. Rely on Yellow Page, radio and TV ads.
C. Call receptionists for attorneys who do not do family law and ask for referrals.
D. Interview or get initial consultations from one or more attorneys.
13. After the divorce is final, your ex spouse can -
A. Petition the court for changes to child 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 child 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 normally own equal amounts of assets gained while married (true but with some exceptions).
16. Paralegals can not -
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 a Lawyer's review and signature.
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