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. 

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

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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