AWARD-WINNING RENO DIVORCE ATTORNEYS

Our Reno Divorce lawyers are here to help. If you are going through a divorce, don’t hesitate to contact our award-winning divorce law firm today. As a result, we understand that going through a divorce can be exhausting. Therefore, we approach each divorce case with compassion. Often, the process can feel overwhelming. So, we guarantee that our clients are informed throughout the process. Just as important, we work to remember the human impact of each case. 

Experienced Divorce & Family Law Attorneys in Reno, NV

Carlson & Work is an experienced and honest family law firm in Reno, NV. Ultimately, there is no substitute for experience. Our founding partners have hundreds of successful divorce trials to their name. Both attorneys, Mathew A. Work and Rebecca J. Carlson have won awards relating to their skills and experience. In fact, Carlson & Work is one of the only family law and divorce law firms to obtain a perfect 10 Avvo ratings. So, when you retain our law firm for your divorce, you can be confident you have a skilled divorce attorney by your side. 

Top-Rated Family Law and Divorce Customer Service

When you are going through a divorce, you have enough to worry about. So, our divorce and family law attorney will ensure that your case management is not one of them. Most specifically, we make sure that our clients are up to date and informed with each step of their divorce. For example, each of our clients will have access to their online divorce file. Therefore, our clients will know exactly what has happened in their case. Also, our divorce clients are given weekly updates from their attorneys.  

Family law clients’ needs are always put first. When you retain Carlson & Work you will have a dedicated attorney by your side. At Carlson & Work, the outcome of a divorce can have lifelong effects. Often, there is no redo when it comes to the terms of your divorce decree so. We will work together and make sure every option and family law outcome is considered.  At Carlson & Work, we always consider our client’s goals first. Together, we will work to find the outcome you rightfully deserve. Most importantly, our client’s needs and concerns are always heard. 

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 S.
18:39 07 May 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 J.
15:37 13 Jun 18
I went through a tough divorce for the past 10 months after 16 years of marriage. I actually started at a legal disadvantage since my ex wanted primary...
Ruben D.
10:44 15 May 20
I highly recommend Matthew Work services for any legal matters. Matthew is a passionate advocate for his clients who combines an in-depth understanding of the law with an intense work ethic and focus on detail to the case's. He his a straight forward attorney and, will tell you exactly what's going on, what your options are, and what are the possibilities of sentencing.Avoid the the nonsense and go with Matthew Work, you will not be disappointed! Highly recommend!
eva O.
21:15 03 Nov 21
If you are looking for a personal injury attorney in Nevada, look no further. I was referred recently from a mutual friend and they lived up to all expectations. Taylor and Lauren were prompt, friendly and kind during even the most stressful days. This law firm is definitely the best I have ever worked with in Nevada. Highly recommend.
Adrian C.
20:19 03 Nov 21
If you are in Reno or Las Vegas, you need to contact this firm if you are in need. I had the opportunity to work with Phil Koci and the outcome was incredible. The communication was thorough, I was always up to speed with the next moves in my case and really felt like the value of my representation far exceeded my investment into the firm. Five stars!
Karen C.
20:10 03 Nov 21
I highly recommend this firm. Rebecca Carlson is an amazing attorney. If you are in Nevada in either Reno or Las Vegas, you need to speak with this amazing woman. She is hands-down the greatest lawyer I've ever worked with. 5+ stars!
Jesse C.
17:54 03 Nov 21
Mathew, Rebecca and Phil all worked hard on my case and stated dedicated to me and my family through the entire process. More than anything, they are kind...
Karen M.
15:25 03 Nov 21
I highly recommend Matthew Work services for any legal matters. Matthew is a passionate advocate for his clients who combines an in-depth understanding of...
Eva O.
09:21 03 Nov 21
Awesome team! Got back to me within 15 minutes ON A HOLIDAY WEEKEND! These guys directed me without trying to sell me and I can't wait to work with them!
Matt M.
20:18 31 Oct 21
These guys got back to me same day within 15-20 minutes! He helped me with my situation and I hope I can work with them in the future! Not to mention on a...
M M.
16:55 30 Oct 21
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Mr. Work. The entire process was efficient and he provided great communication from start to finish. I had many questions and he took his time to answer each one with detail, giving me a peace of mind. Will be recommending to everyone!
J. F.
18:26 28 Oct 21
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Mr. Work. The entire process was efficient and he provided great communication from start to finish. I had many...
Jonathan F.
11:31 28 Oct 21
I would like to thank Chad Pace for the hard work and awesome results. Five stars and ten out of ten to communicate with.
Hannah P.
18:52 26 Oct 21
I recently had the opportunity to workwith Rebecca and Matthew. The lawfirms Founding Partners. It's easy tosee how quickly and successfully thislaw firm has grown because of theirhonest and skilled guidance. The staffwas polite. My case was treatedthoroughly. And, the interest of myfamily and my future was always frontand center and all of the paperworkthey drafted.
TheWolfPlayer
18:39 26 Oct 21
Phil Koci was my attorney in a recent family law matter. I was referred from a family friend who previously used this firm with great results. I’m happy to say not only were my results great, they were better than I could have anticipated. I recommend this firm to anyone looking for an honest and friendly attorney
Addi B.
18:36 26 Oct 21
I was recommended to the firm by a friend I trust and I was not disappointed. From the moment I presented my case, they went straight to the point with me and drew a strategy to me of how my case was going to be handled. Their office did diligent work in finding extra info I was missing and of course we had a victory in court. I would definitely recommend these guys to anyone.
Olivia A.
07:03 23 Oct 21
Phil was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. He helped get everything settled and was very calm and easy to work with. We are so very thankful for his assistance
Ari M.
20:01 18 Oct 21
I've been working with the firm for years and am very satisfied with all that they have done for me and my family. They have my full trust as I've seen how hard they work, even behind the scenes, to make things happen for us. Very pleased with the outcomes we've had with them
Mia S.
10:54 13 Oct 21
Thank you Phil for all you've done! I highly recommend Phil to anyone looking for a lawyer, he is nothing but helpful and understanding. He was very professional, polite, and communicative. Him and his entire staff were very friendly. He did an exceptional job on my case. Greatly recommended!
Sawyer J.
20:40 08 Oct 21
Rebecca helped me on my case and they were really helpful with great results. The whole team was great and I recommended them to anyone who needs legal help.
Domi H.
20:37 08 Oct 21
Phil Koci did and amazing job showing the court what the reality of concerns were. He was prompt, professional and polite even when I was unfair and emotionally attacked him. He always kept his cool and did a terrific job on my case.
Alexis H.
14:58 23 Sep 21
I chose to work with Carson and Work from a recommendation from a friend, and I’m so thankful I did. Reliable and professional, Mathew Work and his team have been simple and straightforward with zero qualms in the process. Outstanding communication and timely responses to any questions I had. I would recommend this team to anyone in search of a reputable attorney.
Brianna V.
18:08 16 Sep 21
These people are amazing. From top to bottom, the support staff really takes the time to answer all questions and the attorneys are the best I have ever worked with. I would recommend this firm to my family and love ones. All around great group of professionals.
Sunaira B.
11:28 16 Sep 21
After looking for the right attorney, I finally found them. First, I can't believe how much different my experience was with Carlson & Work opposed to my former self promoted b-list celebrity of an attorney. Hand-down Carlson & Work saved my child from a horrific situation and I am forever grateful for their hard work and dedication to myself and my child. The teamwork at this firm is something to be admired as well. I feel like I literally had an entire law firm reaching out to me. From Taylor, to Lauren and Phil the support staff kept me informed and the partners both helped prep me for trial. I am so happy I called this firm after being told my case was hopeless, I finally have hope thanks to this awesome law firm!
Richard L.
15:53 13 Sep 21
I was looking for an attorney that would fight. Needless to say, I found them!. These people are incredible! Thank you so much. Rebecca and Phil were great!
Therese J.
19:09 12 Sep 21
I retained attorney Mathew Work for a recent case in Reno Justice Court. I was really grateful with how prompt and fast he manage the case. I was informed...
Victor N.
13:05 12 Sep 21
I’ve had the opportunity to work with Carlson & Work on two separate family law matters. The first a Custody case and the second a TPO case. I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome on both. They are top-flight, honest and aggressive attorneys. I was informed throughout the entire process and felt incredibly comfortable with the representation, preparation and communication throughout. If you’re looking for an honest, fair and trustworthy attorney, this is your firm. I hope I don’t need them again in the future but if I do it’s a relief to know that they are out there. It’s hard to come by professionals who hold their work product is such high regard.
Jake R.
03:36 12 Sep 21
Phil Koci was such a joy to work with. He responded to all my emails calls and voicemails and was kind and patient with me throughout . Very grateful to have worked with him and very happy with the outcome!
Priscilia H.
12:29 07 Sep 21
After meeting with three other firms and being told "I didnt have a case" I finally reached out to Carlson and Work. Instead of telling me my cause was a lost cause, they told me i had an uphill battle ahead and completely prepared me for how long the fight would be. Well after almost a year of court, we got the exact outcome that the other firms said was impossible. So greatful to this legal team!
William Z.
19:04 02 Sep 21
Carlson and Work are extremely proficient and professional lawyers. Their whole team is filled with great amazing people.I would highly recommend Carlson and Work to anyone looking for a lawyer!
Christian P.
18:00 02 Sep 21
They are absolutely Phenomenal people to work with! They care about you more than your money and deliver the very best Results! A++
Cali C.
14:22 11 Jun 21
These guys are the absolute best at what they do!!!! They saved my daughter and I! Without the hard working Dedicated people work here I don’t know what I would do! Worth more than gold it self! I goin got see my daughter again🥰🥰🥰🥰
Chad G.
19:17 10 Jun 21
Matt work is a great person, very professional I would highly recommend!
JAD R.
15:39 01 Mar 21
Matthew is a fantastic lawyer and a loyal friend who brings so much good to the Reno community. If you’re looking for an honest, hardworking, and empathetic person to represent you Carlson & Work is absolutely the right place!
Peter S.
22:25 26 Feb 21
Carlson & Work is the firm that attorneys turn to for their legal issues. They provide quality representations, are responsive, will find an efficient way to handle all family law and criminal law. I strongly recommend you call Matthew and Rebecca if you need legal help.
Alex V.
21:07 26 Feb 21
Matt work and his team are not only highly professional and knowledgable, but they treat you as if you are part of the family. I wouldn't want anyone else on my side in court. Winning is everything when everything is on the line... thank you guys!!!!
Eighty8 S.
20:55 26 Feb 21
Mat Work and his team are so communicative and responsive, which in my opinion is the most important aspect for an attorney/law firm. The knowledge and professionalism that him and his staff bring is so refreshing. At the end of the day they treat you like a person with compassion and not just another "client.". I highly recommend Carlson & Work. 🔥
Fidel S.
20:55 26 Feb 21
I was able to book a consultation quickly. The date of the consultation was also literally next day and the attorney was thorough. He gave me honest frank...
Ana W.
21:41 24 Feb 21
Update:I was contacted shortly after leaving this review and they were extremely cooperative and understanding of my sons situation. They agreed to set up a consultation for my son TODAY 😃🙏. Thank you for your time and you have no idea how much you are appreciated right now.Original:The website says same day consultation but when you call to schedule you are told weeks out. Its an emergency case with a hearing scheduled less for than 24 hours after being served and I'm being told weeks after they state in black and white same day.
lara S.
18:27 18 Nov 20
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 Y.
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 C.
18:04 15 Sep 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!
! T.
22:08 13 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...
Jordan T.
15:08 13 Aug 20
I never had needed a attorney for anything.I contacted a few different attorney's including Carlson and Work I only heard back from Carlson and Work. I went...
John T.
14:05 10 Jun 20
Working with Carlson & Work Law, despite the circumstances, was as positive of an experience as I could have imagined. They were thorough, a willing...
Chase G.
11:59 08 May 20
Ms. Carlson legal guidance during my court case was outstanding. Her initial consultation concerning the facts of the case was correct and the outcome was...
Robert M.
08:23 02 May 20
Rebecca and Mathew are top-notch Attorneys. They are always attentive and focused on getting the best results possible for their client cases. I highly...
Jazzi P.
21:16 31 Mar 20
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 W.
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 T.
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 A.
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 O.
20:39 02 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 W.
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 S.
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 N.
19:20 07 Oct 19
I really appreciate the quick response that I received from work law on some work related legal questions. They had a great understanding of issues I should...
Greg C.
14:46 15 Sep 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 H.
03:33 29 Jun 19
Mathew is a stand-up guy!
J D.
20:19 30 Nov 18
Mathew is a standup guy, and is man enough to own up to situations and make them right!
James D.
20:12 30 Nov 18
Very prompt! I messaged them on Yelp when I needed urgent help. They responded in minutes.In a happy turn of events, I did not need their services after...
Adrianna T.
11:15 26 Jul 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 D.
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 H.
18:05 15 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 A.
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 B.
13:16 17 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 W.
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 P.
02:23 06 Apr 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.
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 H.
13:09 04 Jan 18
I highly recommend Mathew Work when it comes to handling legal affairs. He is honest, diligent and passionate about what he does. There are hundreds of...
Angelica M.
20:27 24 Nov 17
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 M.
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 M.
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 B.
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 B.
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 W.
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 M.
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 C.
04:01 11 Oct 17
I have never met a more honest person in my life. Mathew always brings his "A" game, day in and day out. If you want an attorney that strengthens his argument, instead of raising his voice to get his point across, Mathew Work is your go to guy. He is by your side every step of the way.
Casey C.
03:23 11 Oct 17
This team knows how to approach delicate situations to maximize client advantage. My family appreciates the one on one family feel, with experience and expertise to match. Highly recommend.
Spencer H.
00:17 11 Oct 17
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HOW TO FILE FOR DIVORCE IN RENO, NV.

NEVADA JUSIDICTION FOR YOUR DIVORCE

The first step to filing for divorce in 

First, to seek a divorce in Nevada, you must be a resident for a minimum of (6) weeks.  Specifically, to accomplish this, a divorce attorney with file proof of residency documentation. From the onset, this divorce document will be filed directly with the family law court. So, this will be done at the beginning of your divorce. 

Importantly, a party must prove they have an intent to remain in the state prior to filing for divorce in Nevada. Because of this, a court will not allow a party to move to Nevada for the sole purpose of filing for divorce. 

Once established, the family courts will then determine that proper jurisdiction has been shown. Then, your divorce can then move forward with the assistance of your family law attorney and the family law court

In summary, a party is required to reside in Nevada for six weeks prior to filing for divorce. 

GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE IN NEVADA

Thankfully, Nevada is a no-fault state. Therefore, there are no technical hurdles to clear before a divorce can be filed. Instead, a party filing for divorce needs to show one of the three followings things has occurred:

  • First, a party filing for divorce can argue they are no longer compatible. Basically, this can be as straightforward as no longer getting along. 
  • Similarly, a party can also state that they are no longer compatible. Really, this means that they no longer see themselves as a good fit. 
  • Lastly, in rare circumstances, when one party is deemed legally insane. Remember, this must be legally determined before you file for divorce. Often, a formal diagnosis is required. 

Most importantly, Nevada is one of the most flexible states concerning the ability to file a divorce. Unlike many states, incompatibility is enough for parties to request a divorce. This making the initial steps for filing straightforward. 

In summary, the second step taken to file for divorce in Nevada is deciding which grounds to file for divorce. 

FILING A COMPLAINT FOR DIVORCE IN RENO, NV.

In Nevada, when parties cannot completely agree, one party files a complaint for divorce. Fortunately, the complaint will cover many aspects of divorce. Specifically, the complaint will address property debts, child custody, child support, and even alimony. 

What is a Divorce Complaint?

A divorce complaint is simply a legal document asking the family court to grant a divorce. Further, a complaint for divorce also begins the divorce proceedings.  In Reno, when a party files for divorce and executes the complaint, they are required by the family law court to make sure the opposing party in the divorce has been served a copy of the divorce complaint. 

RESPONDING TO A COMPLAINT FOR DIVORCE IN RENO, NV.

After serving, a defendant then has twenty (20) calendar days to respond to the complaint for divorce. In the family court, the party who receives the complaint is referred to as the defendant. 

The defendant will complete what is called an Answer. Specifically, the Answer outlines the defendant’s responses to each argument made. Also, the defendant will have the opportunity to make additional arguments. So, if any items were not addressed in the initial complaint, they can be addressed in the response. The family court will see all of the arguments. So, there will be nothing missed as long as the divorce documents are filed timely. Therefore, it is critical to act timely throughout the divorce proceedings. 

In summary, when a party is served with a complaint, they have twenty days to respond. And, it is critical to act timely.

CONTESTED DIVORCE IN NEVADA

Contested divorces in Nevada 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. 

 

 

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JOINT PETITION (UNCONTESTED DIVORCE)

Joint Petition Divorces in Nevada 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. Additionally, this includes how all property will be divided, whether one party will receive spousal support, who will assume debts, and if there are children, how custody shall be divided.

Then, through the help of a family attorney, the couple will complete the petition and marital settlement agreement and file with the court. A marital settlement agreement outlines how the property, debt, custody should be divided, and defines any other related terms. The family court judge will then review and approve the drafted joint petition. After the judge has reviewed the joint petition and marriage settlement agreement, a divorce decree will be entered with the court, and signed by the judge.

In Nevada, an uncontested divorce is easier and much faster compared to a contested divorce, and cheaper given the limited hours required by a family law attorney. However, parties must agree on absolutely everything before filing.

CHILD SUPPORT

A family law attorney can help many ways in regards to child support. With the help of an attorney, child support can be established, and even reviewed to decrease or increase the amount of support due each month. A parent may request child support to be reviewed if there has been a significant change in circumstances, or a significant change in income.

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SPOUSAL SUPPORT & ALIMONY

Despite what many say, Spousal Support and Alimony are always a consideration and potential outcome in any divorce in Nevada. In Nevada, Spousal Support and Alimony can have a massive impact on your long-term financial health, retirement and earnings capacity. You need an experienced attorney who fully understands the law and how to best position your case.

Spousal Support

Spousal Support is financial support that is awarded by a court during the marriage. Typically, Spousal Support payments are awarded during the divorce proceedings. The court’s goal is often to make sure both parties are on equal footing financially during the divorce. These payments are not long term and will stop at the end of the divorce proceedings.

Alimony

Alimony is financial support that is awarded by a court after the divorce is finalized. There are several factors a judge will consider when awarding alimony. These factors include: the difference income between the spouses, length of the marriage, the education and employability of either spouse, and whether one spouse has a health condition that makes income earning difficult.

The impacts of a Nevada divorce can be life-changing and lifelong. If anything, don’t leave the outcome to chance. You need a trusted divorce attorney by your side. Call us today, we will consider and review all legal options available to best position your case.

COMMON CONSIDERATIONS

  • Duration of The Marriage
  • Whether One Spouse Committed Marital Waste
  • Earning Capacity
  • Marital Roles During Marriage
  • Whether One Spouse Has Violated a Financial Restraining Order
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