Practice Areas

DIVORCE, FAMILY LAW, AND CUSTODY LAWYERS IN RENO, NV

Carlson & Work is a client-centered law firm with the most accredited and experienced divorce lawyers, family law, custody Lawyers in Reno, Nevada. Our attorneys specialize primarily in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody & Visitation. As a result of our hard work and dedication, we have earned the position of Northern Nevada’s top-rated law firm.

Our Reno Divorce Lawyers Are Here To Help

Going through a divorce can be unsettling and the process can feel overwhelming. Rest assured, when you retain Carlson & Work you will have a dedicated Reno divorce attorney by your side. Carlson & Work has successfully tried hundreds of divorce cases and understands the emotional toll that any divorce can have. More importantly, knowing that the outcome of a divorce can have lifelong impacts, we approach our clients with compassion and empathy. At Carlson & Work, we always consider our client’s goals first. Above all, we will fight for our divorce and custody clients with every legal alternative available.

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What can we help you with?

Divorce Law

When going through a divorce, you need an attorney who can achieve the long term results you deserve. Carlson & Work has a track record and reputation of obtaining a result that benefits our client.

Types of Divorce Cases:

  • Complaint for Divorce – Contested Divorce.
  • Joint Petition – Parties agree on all terms
  • Marriage Settlement Agreement
  • Spousal and Child Support
  • Asset Retention

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Estate Planning

Carlson & Work has built a reputation upon protecting your family at every turn. As Reno’s top-rated Estate attorneys, we will work together to secure your estate and your family’s future.  When it comes to planning your estate, you have options. Let’s discuss.

Estate Planning Options:

  • Revocable living trust
  • Irrevocable Living Trusts
  • Last Will and testament
  • Powers of attorney
  • Living Wills

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Custody and Visitation

Carlson & Work has the reputation, experience, and determination necessary to successfully litigate your custody case. As a parent, you have rights. Allow us to protect and preserve your right to parent your child.

Types of Custody Cases:

  • Establishing Custody
  • Modification of Custody
  • Protecting Custody
  • Relocation
  • Change of Schools

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The process was long and tough but I am so thankful I had this law firm on my side. Rebecca and Mathew are first-class people and some of the best attorneys I have ever seen work. Very thankful
Leo Wallace
22:06 11 Jul 20
From start to finish, this firm cares, they work hard and they are always looking ahead for the next steps and preparing as best they could. I was always prepped ready for court and kept up to speed when there was information to receive.
Hector Perez
18:47 02 Apr 20
From the first day, I consulted with Carlson and Work until the last day in trial. I knew they had my back. So thankful to these hard-working professionals. Such a great team.
Dayna Knott
20:54 29 Mar 20
My experience with Attorney Rebecca Carlson was terrific. She was kind, helpful, honest and communicated throughout the entire process. Even when the news was hard to deliver, she was there by my side. In any family law case, there are high and lows but with Attorney Carlson by my side, I was ready for the lows and knew she was always working to deliver the highs. I would highly recommend my friends and family to this firm.
Jane Andrews
21:13 25 Mar 20
Friendly folks.
Stephen O'Brien
04:31 04 Jan 20
I hope I never need them again but if I do, I’m so happy to know they are there!
Joyce Delrio
11:06 25 Dec 19
Hire this firm. They are the real deal and really care about people.
Steve Fremont
10:15 23 Dec 19
Rebecca and Mathew are such a perfectly matched partnership. They are hungry and they are determined. I was so impressed working with them both.
Emily Milewski
20:41 22 Dec 19
Working with any law firm is never easy, there is always tension but you will get the truth from this law firm. I never had anything sugarcoated and I was never told what I wanted to hear, I was only told the truth. At the end of the day, we didn’t get the results we all had hoped for but I got more than my moneys worth out of everyone. The outcome is fair and seeing these people work, gives me peace of mind that I got the best results possible.
Jeffrey Anding
22:52 21 Dec 19
I’ve spent the last year speaking with this firm on nearly a daily basis. I would be lying if I didn’t have days that I was upset with them and days that I was pleased with them but at the end of the day, they always answer the phone, they were always honest and prepared me for the difficult times ahead . We went through a tough battle together and I’m so thankful, at the end of the day, they were in my corner.
James Cole
22:05 20 Dec 19
Thank you so much to Rebecca ! I will never forget the dedication you all showed me and the compassion you practiced with. My life has been bettered in so many ways just for knowing you all.
Lacresha Barbour
01:13 19 Dec 19
As former law-enforcement, I have spent my fair share of time in court. Attorney Mathew Work, is hands-down the best trial attorney I have ever seen in my 30 years in law-enforcement. He is confident but not arrogant. He is humble but not passive. He is intelligent but not a know it all. He understands the dynamics and is typically three questions ahead of everyone listening in the court room. He is playing chess and everyone else, often including the judge, is playing checkers. Matthew may sincerely be the only top tier trial attorney in Nevada
Joanne Schwartz
19:45 17 Dec 19
Recently, I found myself facing a very scary custody battle with a very malicious ex. I needed a fighter. I found Rebecca. She is an absolute bull dog. She is smart and demands respect in the court room. Frankly, seeing the opposing attorney in court with Rebecca said it all. She ran circles around the opposition.
Nicholas Gerber
18:24 16 Dec 19
Hire this firm! They are truly remarkable. Rebecca and Lauren were an excellent tagteam.
Amanda Kelley
14:29 15 Dec 19
I can’t thank Rebecca enough. She was so honest, dedicated and loyal to me as a client throughout.
Lana Ramsey
14:20 14 Dec 19
Work Law always does an outstanding job. From the first consultation to the end of my case, they have been extremely helpful. I would highly recommend Work Law to anyone needing help in Family Law or Criminal Defense.
Dalton Wilson
01:09 07 Nov 19
Thanks to Rebecca Carlson, my kiddos are finally where they should have always been. I can’t think Work Law enough for the patience and dedication they showed me.
Roy Truss
06:43 05 Nov 19
Mathew Work and Rebecca Carlson were a dynamite duo. The last six months have been very difficult but I’m not certain I could’ve made it through without them. Thank you!
Louise Allen
14:11 03 Nov 19
Rebecca Carlson is hands-down the most honest and aggressive attorney I have ever worked with. A lot of attorneys talk a big game but she actually walks the talk.
Carolyn Ortiz
20:39 02 Nov 19
Lorin Taylor and Rebecca Carlson were a dream team. I cannot thank these girls enough for everything they did for me.
Chris Enrique
14:18 01 Nov 19
I can’t thank you all enough. You are the light at the end of a very difficult tunnel I needed to get through. I know I wasn’t always easy to deal with but thank you for the grace and kindness you showed me.
Arnold Woods
03:48 01 Nov 19
You all rock! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I am so thankful that there are still people like all of you in the community and in the legal profession
Eric Sipple
11:48 10 Oct 19
I was recently charged with a DUI and retained Mathew Work. They say a good lawyer makes all the difference, they do. Before meeting with Mathew, I met with one of the billboard-type attorneys. The entire meeting was the [other] attorney bragging about all the people he knew and how he would “walk me” through the process. Basically, how he was going to help me get convicted. Mathew, on the other hand, explained the entire process of a DUI conviction, what the DA would need and what he would attack. He did just that, three days later, all charges were DROPPED! He. Is. The. Real. DEAL!
Dwight Nielsen
19:20 07 Oct 19
I called the law office with a couple of questions. Before I could get the words out, they wanted to set me up with an appointment for $200.However after speaking with Matt York and answering my questions I was very satisfied and I am looking for a positive future relationship
Carl Hull
03:33 29 Jun 19
Mathew is a stand-up guy!
J Douce
20:19 30 Nov 18
Mathew is a standup guy, and is man enough to own up to situations and make them right!
James Doucettperry
20:12 30 Nov 18
Rebecca was a godsend. From the first day I met with her to today my life has changed remarkably for the better. I can’t thank her and The Firm enough.
Annie Dean
01:28 17 Jun 18
If you need a family law attorney or are going through a custody battle, look no further. These people rock and actually care about their clients. Such a breath of fresh air.
Jim Hunter
18:05 15 Jun 18
Matthew and Rebeca were aggressive and dedicated to my case from the first day I retained them. Going through divorce or any family law matter can be very difficult but, it helps to know you have people that know the process and can get you fair results.
Gwen Jones
15:37 13 Jun 18
If you are in Reno looking for a family law attorney, seriously consider Matthew. He is honest and hard-working. He always responded to my emails personally and I really felt like I had a teammate more than attorney.
Albert Andrews
08:58 19 May 18
I’m so happy I found Work Law. They were practical, pragmatic and realistic at every turn. They gave me the good and the bad news with nothing but the truth. I really admire Matthews approach to law, he is very common sense and doesn’t waste your time.
Vera bradshaw
13:16 17 May 18
Matthew, Rebecca and Lauren were a dynamite trio. I was up to speed with the process of my divorce at every step and in the end I got a fair and hard-fought victory. I would highly recommend this legal team to anyone going through a divorce or serious legal matter. They’re not cheap but you get what you pay for.
Linda Smith
18:39 07 May 18
I can’t thank Work Law enough. They came through in one of my darkest hours. Krystal was godsend. She was kind, compassionate and on the ball throughout the entire case. Matthew was able to give tough criticism when I needed to hear it and skillfully attacked the opposing party at trial. He has a gift in the courtroom. They changed my life forever for the best. Thank you!!!
David Williams
08:08 06 Apr 18
Matthew and Rebeca were incredible to work with. At every turn, they returned our emails, or phone calls and were there for us whenever we needed to speak. I can’t thank them enough for getting me through such a difficult time. I would highly recommend Matthew and his team to anyone looking for an attorney in Reno. They were missed and compassionate and I can’t thank them enough for bringing a human element to my case. They changed my life in so many positive ways.
Annabel Paul
02:23 06 Apr 18
Attorney Mathew Work and his associate Rebecca Carlson were a dynamite team to work with. Their skills, personality and backgrounds offered multiple perspectives at my case. At trial, they both had strengths in representing me in my case. It was incredible to have two attorneys in the quart room for the price of one. This was a service that I didn’t realize was offered anywhere. At the end of the day, they thought their tails off and achieved a remarkable outcome in my case. I can’t thank Mr. Work and his team enough. I can’t leave out his senior paralegal Krystal and legal assistant Lauren. They are just so incredible.
Jennifer Black
00:33 08 Mar 18
Matthew and his team were nothing short of Lifesavers. They came through for me when I needed them the most. My life has done a complete shift since meeting Matthew, all for the better. He is a unique attorney, he generally cares and has a huge heart. If you were looking for a family law attorney, and right now, Matthew is your guy.
K.Jacobs K.Jacobs
17:31 16 Jan 18
Work Law was a dream to work with. Can’t thank them all enough and couldn’t have asked for a better outcome to a very difficult family case.
Mike Hasse
13:09 04 Jan 18
Mr. work was honest and aggressive throughout his entire representation of my case. He couldn’t have gotten a better result for me and I will never be able to thank him enough. What a top flight guy.
Nandlal mandal
17:34 24 Oct 17
Matthew was honest, straightforward and at times blunt but his honesty saved me thousands of dollars in legal fees when he shot it to me straight.
Candis Melton
03:43 23 Oct 17
Mathew is an excellent attorney who was able to quickly and effectively settle my traffic case despite prior history. Additionally, he's very nice to work with as he is frank and to the point about what needs to be done to win the case. Definitely would reccomend!
Hawye Bade
18:38 22 Oct 17
I went Law firm in Reno, Nevada. I'm very pleased and satisfied with the firm. They are very professional. Highly recommended!
caris Bond
16:45 18 Oct 17
I’ve know Mathew for years and he has helped me and a number of my friends out over the years. He will always put his clients first. There is nothing this attorney hasn’t seen. Very professional, friendly, thorough and does an awesome job explaining the legal side of things in lamemens terms. Highly recommend.
Misty Wells
21:28 12 Oct 17
When seeking legal representation, there were many factors that I considered. Chief among them were Legal Competence, Trial Experience, and Accessibility. After interviewing multiple attorney's in the Reno area, Mathew was the clear choice to represent my case.As a former Deputy City Attorney with the City of Reno, Mathew is not only exceptionally well-versed with regards to the letter and spirit of the law, but also, he has a unique understanding of its application within the context of the local judicial environment there in Northern Nevada. Looking beyond his proven track record of successful litigation, Mathew is a warm, decent human being. I will continue to work with him in the future and would recommend him to friends and family without hesitation.
John McCaffrey
15:08 11 Oct 17
Work Law is the most honest and hard-working representation you will ever experience. Whether you are in need of family, defense, or business law, look no further than Work Law. Most importantly you get direct contact with Mr. Work. You will not be treated as "a number" like so many other law firms around. You will know he cares about your case. He will work hard to fight for you and you will go to court knowing all the different possible outcomes and what every step entails. Trust me when I say Work Law will go to court for you with the finest representation you will ever come across.
Mark Cantrell
04:01 11 Oct 17

Client Intake Process

Our client intake process is simple. First, call or schedule a legal consultation with our law firm. Once scheduled, we ask our clients to complete an online intake form. Prior to your consultation, our attorneys will review your intake form. At the consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss the facts of the case and will be provided with likely outcomes of your family, divorce, custody or criminal defense matter. Once retained, Carlson & Work will waste no time. We will immediately begin the legal process. You will be informed throughout the progression of your case. Allow yourself peace of mind, retain Carlson & Work today.

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