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Experienced 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 in Reno, Nevada. Our attorneys specialize primarily in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody & Visitation. Given the common areas of concern, our founding partner, Mathew A. Work also practices in the areas of Criminal Defense and Estate Planning. As a result of our hard work and dedication, we have earned the position of Northern Nevada’s top-rated law firm. Reputations matter, especially in law. This diverse family law experience and our consistent family law outcomes are why Carlson & Work is continually reviewed as one of the best divorce, family law, child custody, and child support law firms in Reno, NV. And, the hard work and dedication to our client are why our divorce, child custody, and family law lawyers are consistently reviewed as some of the best in Reno, NV. 

Our Reno Divorce Lawyers Are Here To Help

At Carlson & Work we understand that going through a legal battle can be unsettling and the process can feel overwhelming. Rest assured, when you retain Carlson & Work you will have a dedicated family law attorney by your side. We believe that every family law client has their own story to tell. When you retain our law firm, we will start the relationship off by making sure we understand every aspect of your divorce inside and out. We will then ask that you play an active role in ensuring that any motion of petition filed in the family law court is done so with clarity and a complete understanding of your divorce. Our experienced Reno divorce attorneys are here to help you navigate the divorce process every step of the way. 

Get The Divorce Results Your Family Deserves:

Carlson & Work’s objective is fighting for the best outcome possible for our divorce clients. We can help with Divorce with Children, Divorce without Children, Uncontested with Children, and Uncontested without Children. There are several options when it comes to divorces in Reno, NV. The most vital question our divorce lawyer will need to determine is the level of conflict currently. After assessing the level of conflict there are several legal routes that a divorce lawyer can consider. At Carlson & Work, we understand that our Reno divorce clients each have a unique situation and background, we will spend the necessary time to ensure the right approach is used in your divorce. 

Contested Divorce:

Contested divorces occur when the parties cannot agree to all the terms of the divorce, division of assets, child custody, and child support. In a contested divorce, the most common area of disagreement is child support and child custody. These areas of the family are rightfully emotionally driven and are often the area of biggest disagreement. Nevada community property laws will govern the assets and division of property throughout the divorce. The best interest factors under NRS 125 will govern most aspects of the child custody and child support side of the divorce. 

Joint Petition Divorce:

Joint Petition Divorces are most typically best for family law clients who can agree on all terms and who have a very low level of conflict when approaching their divorce. This method of divorce can be very cost-effective primarily because it limits the need for multiple attorneys to litigate and attend multiple family court hearings. The method is done together and can be filed as a joint document to the family law courts. The family law and divorce law authority for a joint petition divorce can be found under NRS 125.182. Parties to a joint petition divorce must make sure to agree to all terms of the joint petition divorce and must notify the court to the specifics of child custody should the couple have children. 

We have successfully tried hundreds of divorce cases and understand the emotional toll that any divorce can have. More importantly, knowing that the outcome of a divorce and family law matters can have lifelong impacts, we approach our clients with compassion and empathy. We always consider our client’s goals first. Above all, we will fight for our divorce and custody clients with every legal alternative available. If you need a family law attorney, we have the experience to obtain the results you deserve.

Family Law

Family law matters can be diverse and cover legal matters spanning from property and asset division, alimony, child support and spousal support and one of the most critical family law matters, child custody, and visitations.

Family Law matters need to be attended to with a high level of caution and care because the outcomes are often very difficult to reverse. From the beginning, you need a Reno Family Law attorney who understands the divorce, custody, and child support laws in Nevada. Carlson & Work has a track record of successfully and efficiently obtaining the best results for our divorce and family law clients. We have experience in all family law matters. From a joint petition to contested divorces, we have the experience and insight needed to successfully turn the page and begin a new chapter. Divorces can be complex, the family law attorney in your corner can make all the difference. When it comes to family law matters, the experience, reputation, and results found at Carlson & Work is unmatched. 

Reno Family Law Attorneys with Family Focus:

At Carlson & Work, our firm focused our practice areas around the most important part of your life, your family. We understand that when you retain our firm, you are trusting us to fight for your future, your children, and your quality of life. We do not take this honor lightly, and while there will be tough days, we promise to always fight for your family like they are our own. It’s easy for any attorney to tell you about their experience but we are also asking you to consider the reputation we have worked hard for and the reviews that have been a result of that hard work. 

Custody and Visitation

Custody and Visitation matters involve the most precious aspect of your life, your children. Our family law attorneys understand the magnitude of all custody and visitation matters, we take our role seriously. Through strategic family law approaches, we have continually earned successful results for our custody and visitation clients. If you are facing a custody or visitation battle, contact one of our top-rated family law attorneys today.  

Child Custody:

At Carlson & Work, we understand that child custody matters involve the most important part of your life, your children. Our child custody lawyers take the role with the understanding that our actions can have an enormous impact on your’s and your child’s life. Family law courts will look at the two forms of custody and the outlining factors in your life to determine the best custody arraignment for your child. The two forms of child custody are legal custody and physical custody, the outcome of each will largely be decided when the court reviews the best interests factors as they relate to your child and your child custody motions. 

Physical Custody:

In Nevada, physical custody primarily relates to the physical living arraignment the family law court determines is best for your child. In the simplest terms, physical custody determines where and when your child is at any given time and which parent has the legal write to their child at any given time. If a family law judge orders that one parent occupies more than 60% of their child’s time, it will be determined that the parent holds primary physical custody of their child. Carlson & Work has successfully fought to obtain joint and primary custody for many of our family law clients. 

Legal Custody:

In Nevada, legal custody refers to the right of either parent to make the most central and important decisions as they relate to your child’s life. The main area that a family law and custody lawyers can assist in is determining (1) schooling of their child including where the child attends, (2) religion of their child, and where the child attends (3) any medical decisions as they relate to your child. 

If you need a family law attorney in Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Minden or anywhere in Northern Nevada, please contact Carlson & Work Today.

Client Testimonials

If you are looking for attentive, caring, and super-smart attorneys, this is your firm. Rebecca and Mathew are quickly becoming the best attorneys in the area for a reason. They will take on your needs in the most efficient and professional way possible. They also are genuinely good people and care about their clients. If you need them, call them without hesitation. You are in good hands.
Kyle Yamamoto
17:15 30 Sep 20
Rebecca is wonderful; she came through after a long fight between my daughter, Kelly G. and her ex. The children are now safe! Highly recommend her and the Carlson and Work team. Thank you again so much!
Kaye Caisse
18:04 15 Sep 20
If you're looking for an honest and hard-working law firm, these people are for you. They have a work ethic to match the reputation they have earned.
Chris Allie
15:07 28 Aug 20
Carslon & Work, you all ROCK. Thank you. Thank you. Thank YOU! we did it! I can finally sleed and I am so relived. I will be recommending everyone I know!
Lacey Pena
13:49 22 Aug 20
If you're looking for an honest and hard-working, these people are for you. They have a work ethic to match the reputation they have earned.
Frank Smith
23:47 19 Aug 20
I hired Mathew to defend me against what were false charges. From the first appearance in court, it was obvious the court held Attorney Work in high regard and more obvious that the DA trusted him. In the end, the false charges were dismissed. I would 100% recommend Mathew to anyone looking for an honest attorney.
Trisha Cobbs
06:21 18 Aug 20
I can't say enough about how great Rebecca was to work with. She was the perfect attorney for my case and I am so pumped that I was able to work with her and her awesome staff.
Letha Wilson
21:47 14 Aug 20
Rebecca Carlson did a phenomenal job at representing me during the COVID19 pandemic at our telephonic hearing. She really did an excellent job. Thanks again Rebecca!
! Tyler
22:08 13 Aug 20
Mathew and his team really cared about me, my children and the process. 5 star law firm!
Evelyn Goad
21:39 12 Aug 20
Attorney Rebecca Carlson was tough, honest and fair. She was always available to take my questions and calm my concerns. Very thankful I was able to retain this group.
Mark Savala
06:12 11 Aug 20
I am so thankful and pleased that I hired this incredible law firm. They worked hard and got the verdict my family and children needed.
Deonna Ludwig
21:21 08 Aug 20
Very tough process but in the end, it was obvious I selected the best law firm in town. Kind people who are willing to have hard conversations and tell you the likely outcome. They don't blow smoke and really do care out us.
Steve Sullivan
20:32 08 Aug 20
I was up to speed, informed throughout the entire case process and so happy with the outcome of the case. Very happy with the service I received from the firm's manager, Lauren.
Beverly Bells
19:59 06 Aug 20
The buzz about this firm is real. They are just different. The difference is, they aren't afraid to tell you you're being an idiot, or that your expectations are not real. They live and die by fact and ignore all the noise
Rochelle Longhorn
22:14 03 Aug 20
They deliver. Plane and simple. They're never going to sugar coat things, they tell you hard, honest news, but they actually care about the best interest for everyone in the process, especially my kids. I respect that they tell you hard news even when it is tough.
Marc Colburn
09:50 01 Aug 20
The second we walked into court, I knew I had made the right decision. Rebecca > His attorney. It was almost sad to watch unfold. She was sharper, more confident and just quicker on her feet.
Raymond Dunn
09:32 31 Jul 20
I would happily recommend this firm to those I care about. I have no doubt that with Rebecca and Mathew in their corner, they would be in great hands.
Collen Pearce
21:25 25 Jul 20
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
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
02:08 01 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
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