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Does Every Divorce Need a Divorce Lawyer?

Not anymore than every tax issue needs an accountant. Some taxes issues are small and some are too big, too complex, and too time consuming to handle without an expert. Same goes for a divorce. Some divorces or legal separations are simple and easy. Others are too big and nasty to tackle yourself.

How can you tell whether you need to hire a divorce lawyer? You can’t always tell in the beginning. Some cases start-off cool and turn into a raging wild fire. Our rule is to ask yourself, “what’s at stake.” Do you have assets to divide, or loads of debt? Is one spouse looking for spousal support? Do you both agree on child custody, and child support? Do you need to divide a pension?

Assets, debts, pensions, spousal support, and child support are usually issues which should at least be reviewed by a divorce attorney. You might not need a full-blown audit. Maybe just a quick check of your math.

Eighty percent of what we do as Las Vegas divorce attorneys is answer questions. We have been through thousands of divorce cases and child custody matters. There isn’t anything you are thinking we haven’t answered before. Here are some of the common divorce questions we get.

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While Stacy’s been practicing law for over 20 years, she sees her biggest challenge not in the courtroom but as a mom of three teenaged girls. Mothering does allow Stacy to hone her mediation skills and practice dispute resolution, strategies that help her excel as a divorce attorney.


Laura is a second-generation native Las Vegan who grew up playing in the desert and spending time at her Dad’s law office in the summers. She was a child of the 80’s, so she could be seen in her dad’s law firm with “big hair”, and a Rubik’s Cube.


A philosopher and physicist by training, Philip turned to law while looking for the next chapter in his career. While attending UNLV Boyd School of Law he gravitated toward family law since it allowed him to provide one-on-one legal assistance to individuals versus faceless corporations.


A Hawaii native and a public defender for a dad, Sonya has the law in her blood and no fear of turbulent cases. She became passionate about divorce during law school, while interning for her family law professor. For the last 10 years she has focused her legal talents on divorce and custody cases.

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