Our Divorce Attorneys in Las Vegas Are Different
There are many factors to consider when evaluating which divorce attorney is the one best suited to represent you. It’s important to recognize that your case and concerns are unique. We also recognize that the level of expertise we provide is not required for every divorce case. Only you can determine what’s best for your case. The following highlights how and why our divorce attorneys in Las Vegas are different. If you decide what we offer may be right for you, call our office at 702-222-4021 and we’ll be glad to provide a courtesy phone consultation.
Courtesy Phone Consultation
We offer courtesy phone consultations to those individuals who require legal assistance in their divorce or other marital law matter. These phone consultations do not constitute legal representation. Legal representation by one of our divorce attorneys can only occur with a formal consultation which is a paid legal service.
Enhanced Two Hour Consultations
Your legal representation begins with a formal consultation which lasts approximately two hours. While many divorce attorneys provide free initial consultations, we do not, other than our courtesy phone consultations. That’s because it’s not possible to create a strategy for success and an initial implementation plan without spending the appropriate time getting to know you and your concerns. This is particularly true in the complex divorce cases that we routinely handle.
Boutique Divorce Law Firm
It is also important to understand that not all divorce attorneys have the same expertise and skillset. There is a huge difference between a general practitioner and a divorce law expert. Our legal specialty has been exclusively dedicated to divorce and divorce related matters for over two decades. We are a boutique divorce law firm and only work with a certain amount of clients at one time.
Divorce law, like all law practice areas, changes on a regular basis. This is caused by new legislation, new case law precedents, and societal social changes. For example, our divorce attorneys often handle cases where there are substantial assets before and during the marriage and/or a business that is owned by one or both spouses. These financially sophisticated matters require a divorce attorney who has considerable experience with such cases.
An attorney’s familiarity with the Clark County Family Court Judges is also a significant factor in deciding the best divorce attorney for you. Just as your divorce matter has unique circumstances, each family court judge has their own unique tendencies in how they rule in divorce matters. It is definitely not a “one size fits all” family court. Our divorce attorneys know the tendencies of each family court judge because they have appeared before them in hundreds of court hearings and trials.
Your Divorce Attorney Directly Works Your Case
There’s a little known aspect of divorce law practice that many other divorce attorneys in Las Vegas employ: The divorce attorney is a figure head for initial consultations and court hearings but doesn’t actually do the majority of the work on your case. This is particularly true in divorce law firms that use a “volume based” business model.
At our law firm, either attorney Jennifer V. Abrams or Vincent Mayo actively works each case. One of them will directly communicate with you on all important case issues. Our communications philosophy is a two way street. We recognize that you may have an emergency or urgent need to communicate with your attorney. Every client at our firm receives their divorce attorney’s private cell phone number for use in these instances. This form of communication is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
We are able to accomplish this level of communication and legal representation because we are a boutique divorce law firm. That means we do not operate on a volume of clients so you’re never “just a number” to us. You deserve personalized attention from your divorce attorney and we provide it to every client.
State Bar of Nevada Certified Divorce Law Experts
Our founder, attorney Jennifer V. Abrams, and our firm’s named partner, attorney Vincent Mayo have achieved the highest accreditation for divorce law from the State Bar of Nevada: They are Certified Family Law Specialists with a combined 35+ years of legal experience dedicated exclusively to divorce and marital law matters. This distinction has been achieved by less than 1% of the licensed attorneys in Nevada.
Certified Paralegal Support Staff
Another often overlooked issue when deciding the best divorce lawyer for you concerns the term “paralegal”. In Nevada anyone can call themselves a paralegal. No training whatsoever is necessary. However, a “certified paralegal” is quite different. Certified paralegals are required to complete rigorous training by an accredited college or university.
Every paralegal at our divorce law firm is certified and has years of experience working on divorce cases. They each work under the direct supervision of either Jennifer V. Abrams or Vincent Mayo. This distinction is important. The supervision goes well beyond a commodity-like assignment. Each certified paralegal is directly involved in all aspects of your case and may also contact you directly according to the instructions of attorneys Abrams or Mayo.
Negotiated Settlements and Complex Litigation
Our divorce attorneys are highly skilled at both negotiated settlements and complex litigation. It’s important to understand the difference between the two because they often overlap. The best divorce attorneys know that the majority of divorce cases begin as contested matters but are resolved through negotiated settlement. In other words, the case does not go to a trial before a family court judge. However, in order to achieve a successful negotiated settlement, there is considerable legal acumen and work required. That’s because case settlement is never guaranteed and your divorce attorney must always be prepared to go to trial if need be.
In order to achieve a successful negotiated settlement or to prevail at trial, your divorce lawyer must gather and analyze numerous financial documents. If your spouse will not provide the documents voluntarily a subpoena will be served on one or more financial institutions. These institutions are required by law to provide the requested documents.
Child Custody Issues
Child custody and support must also be addressed in any divorce case that involves children. In instances where primary child custody and/or child support amounts are contested, your lawyer must investigate all aspects of the relationship between the child (or children) and both parents. This can entail interviewing other family members and, in certain cases, reports or testimony from child custody experts.
Expert Divorce Attorneys for You
Regardless of whether your case is resolved by a negotiated settlement or through trial, your divorce attorney must be well versed in all aspects of your case. The best divorce lawyers know the information they need to produce the best results. It is important for you to feel comfortable discussing any and all divorce related issues. The best outcomes can only be attained through complete transparency between you and your attorney. Call 702-222-4021 for a courtesy phone consultation on your important divorce law issues.
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