Family Law Practice Areas

McFarling Law Group is a law firm practicing in all areas of family law. Below is a brief description of each practice area with links on the left to more thorough pages for each practice area.

DIVORCE 

When one or both parties decide that being married to one another is no longer an option. Nevada does not require any form of legal separation prior to granting a divorce. Nevada also has one of the fastest residency requirements of any State.

CHILD CUSTODY

Child Custody disputes arise when married or unmarried parties cannot agree on the custody and visitation schedule. Child custody disputes are often the most contentious.

CHILD SUPPORT 

Child support follows child custody and is most often dictated by statutory formula.

ALIMONY

No formula exists for determining alimony. The statute outlines sets of factors for the Court to determine when making an alimony award. Infidelity has no bearing on an alimony award.

CHILD CUSTODY MODIFICATION

After an order for custody exists a party may want to modify that order. Law exists that determines under what circumstances a person can file a motion for a custody modification.

ANNULMENT

Las Vegas, Nevada is the mecca of spontaneous marriages. Unfortunately some of these prove to be regrettable. Annulment can only be granted under certain circumstances  It does not matter how long you have been married but it does matter the circumstances of the marriage and also whether cohabitation occurred.

PATERNITY

Before a child custody action can be brought paternity must be determined.

GUARDIANSHIP

Sometimes an adult or minor child need a court appointed person to make decisions and be responsible for them.

PARENTAL ABDUCTION

Unlawfully removing a minor child from the State or Country can have devastating effects on the abducting parent’s custody rights.

TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS

Termination of parental rights is permanent and irrevocable once completed.

ADOPTION

Before an adoption can be initiated the biological parents have to relinquish their parental rights voluntarily or have them terminated by the Court.

APPEALS

Appeals can only be raised under certain circumstances and the time frame to file an appeal is very strict.