Divorce Lawyer in Henderson, NV

Contested Divorce or Uncontested Divorce?

Most clients who come to us to talk about getting a divorce have a pretty good idea of whether it’s going to be a fight, or whether they will be able to agree on everything. That’s the basic difference between a contested divorce and an uncontested divorce. And our firm can help you out in either situation. And with the experience we have with divorce cases in Las Vegas, we are often able to turn a contested divorce into an amicable settlement.

What is a Contested Divorce?

In Nevada (or pretty much any other state), a court is required to resolve a few issues before a divorce is complete. First, the Court has to divide your assets and debts according to Nevada law. If you are going through a high-asset divorce, this can be much more complicated. Second, the Court should decide any child custody issues if minor children are involved. If you don’t have any minor children, you can skip this step! Finally, the Court has to decide spousal support and child support.

Now, if you and your soon-to-be-ex can agree upon all of these issues yourselves, then your divorce will not be contested. Your divorce should go through the much quicker “uncontested divorce” process, which normally takes a month or less. The advantage to an uncontested divorce is that it also costs less in attorney’s fees!

But occasionally, one side is not willing to agree to one or several issues. Until both sides are able to agree upon each of the issues stated above, they will have to submit to a determination by the court, which means the case is contested.

Whether you think your case will be contested, or uncontested, you should speak to an attorney who understands the law, and what you deserve out of your divorce. The Las Vegas divorce lawyers at McDonald Law Offices are here to help you with any questions you have, so contact us today at 702-385-7411.

Is a Contested Divorce worth it?

That is a tricky question. Quite often, we get a better result for our client if we can negotiate out a settlement. But we also know Nevada divorce law, and what will likely happen if a case goes to trial. If we think your spouse is trying to take advantage of you, we will advise you of your rights, and whether you should take your case to trial. Even if you think your spouse is being fair, it never hurts to talk to an attorney about your case, so give us a call.


At McDonald Law Offices, we use every method available to get you the best results out of your divorce. We will often propose a mediation, or settlement conference, with the other side to try to resolve your divorce case. Las Vegas divorce cases can often be very contentious, but we have found that using the right mediator will take the emotion out of the equation and lead to a good result for both sides. If you think that mediating your divorce case

Is McDonald Law Offices the Best Divorce Law Firm for Me?

Come in and talk to us about your case. Then you can decide if we are the right divorce lawyer for you. We can promise that with McDonald Law Offices, you will get a team of experienced divorce lawyers who work hard and will aggressively represent you to get the best results out of your divorce. So before you move on, just give us a call at 702-385-7411, or send us an e-mail and set up an appointment. It will only take a half hour of your time, but that half hour could end up saving you a lot of grief!

Child Custody Attorney in Henderson, NV

Here at the McDonald Law Offices, we understand that going through the family law system can be a difficult and trying process. We are here to help ease that burden and guide you through the process without causing more grief.  Our attorneys pride themselves on being responsive to our clients’ questions and concerns and in providing the best representation possible.

McDonald Law Offices has provided knowledgeable and aggressive representation to clients in Nevada for years.  Our attorneys have handled some of the most complex family law cases in Nevada, including divorces and child custody matters. We strive to provide effective, yet affordable legal services to our clients.


Other Family Law Issues

With a dedicated legal team and extensive insight into the complex issues and emotions involved in Family Law cases, the firm represents clients in the following matters:

  • Nevada Prenuptial Agreements
  • Divorce
  • Mediation
  • Child Custody Matters
  • Child Support Matters
  • Spousal Support/Alimony Agreements
  • Paternity Action
  • Adoption Matters
  • Division of Marital Assets
  • Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships

If you need help with your family law case, please contact us today and schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys!

McDonald Law Offices child custody attorney team in Henderson, NV