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Our Nevada Family Law Services

Las Vegas Family Law Attorney

My goal in every Nevada family law case is to obtain successful results for every client. After all, you should not hire a lawyer to do anything less! I get successful results because I know Las Vegas family law inside and out. I am in family court every day fighting for the rights of clients just like you. The judges know and respect me and I know them. I know how to apply Nevada law to the facts of your case in a persuasive way that gets you the desired result.

Give my Las Vegas office a call right now at (702) 383-0090 for immediate advice on any and all Nevada family law matters. My practice includes, but is not limited to:

Our Nevada Family Law Services


Deciding whether to get a divorce can be both heart-wrenching and unsettling. In fact, divorce is one of the most difficult decisions a person can ever make. If you find yourself in that position, or have already decided to part ways with your spouse, then it is important to acquaint yourself with relevant information pertaining to your situation. No two divorce cases are exactly the same – circumstances that surround an individual’s situation vary and the more informed you are about your rights and options, the better the outcome you will get.

At Douglas Crawford Law, I have been helping couples in Nevada, Las Vegas for more than 30 years and can also help you through this difficult situation. I handle every case using a personalized, custom approach and ensure that your interest takes the front burner in all deliberations. I can also help you navigate other legal issues that typically come with divorce, including alimony and division of property. Where a child or children are involved, I will work conscientiously to ensure that delicate matters surrounding child custody, visitation and child support are all handled in your children’s best interest.

Child Custody/


When a marriage between parents with minor children ends either by divorce or separation, their children’s needs are very important. Thus, Nevada law requires that the child’s custody be memorialized in a court order. The court determines two aspects of custody:

Legal custody
This refers to the right of the parents to make important life decisions for their minor children, such as which school to attend, which doctors to see and religious decisions.

Physical custody
This refers to the physical habitation of the child and how much time each parent is allowed to spend with them.
Whether you’re pursuing a joint or sole legal custody of your child, some of the factors a court considers in determining the best interests of a child include the nature of their relationship with each parent as well as the physical, developmental and emotional needs of the child.

When chosen as your Nevada child custody lawyer, I will work tenaciously to ensure that your interest is best represented in the trial while putting into consideration the wellbeing of your child.

Child Support

Contrary to the popular view, child support is not necessarily about the money, but about protecting the interest of children whose wellbeing or fortune might be reversed as a result of divorce or separation. As with any family law matter where a child or children are involved, the children’s best interest are always given the highest priority.

An order for child support is crucial to make sure that the children are supported. Nevada’s child support rules recognize an equivalent duty for parents to support their children. This usually equates to a fixed percentage of the parent’s gross income within certain statutory limits. Considering the relative complex legal procedures, it is best to have a skilled and experienced Nevada family lawyer represent you in the negotiation.


Alimony, also known as spousal support, is a measure put in place to reduce any unfair economic impact of a divorce on a non-wage earning or low-wage-earning spouse. The financial relief is often a subjective decision by the court after a review of both parties’ financial situations. The court considers the needs of the requesting party and the other party’s ability to pay. In awarding alimony, the court considers a number of factors, including the duration of the marriage, the nature of the parties’ education careers, whether a party stayed home to raise the children to allow the other to work.

Since alimony is a complex and fact specific issue, it is best to seek the advice of an experienced Nevada family lawyer. I am well prepared to view your financial conditions and work to get you the alimony that you deserve. I will leave no stone unturned to ensure that you obtain a court decision that is in your favour.

Client-Focused Las Vegas Family Law Representation

Clients of Douglas Crawford Law receive the best quality of representation. I handle all cases personally, bringing my over three decades of experience with Nevada family law to get you the outcome that you will be happy and feel satisfied about. In handling your case, I will be there for you each step of the way and ensure that your rights and interest are protected.

Affordable Nevada, Las Vegas Family Law Attorney

Your family law matter is already stressful enough. The cost of hiring a Nevada family lawyer shouldn’t be a barrier to pursuing and defending your rights. Douglas Crawford Law handles most Nevada divorce and family law matters for a flat fee, allowing you to protect your interest without breaking the bank. By handling your case for a set amount, you can be sure of the cost of your case and not have to worry about paying thousands of dollars each time you speak to a lawyer. Douglas Crawford Law’s fees are affordable and reasonable.

Why Choose Douglas Crawford Law?

We take the well-being of your children seriously
I have over thirty years of experience in litigating divorce, child custody, alimony, and property and debt division. If you are contemplating divorce, call me immediately in order to prepare your case before you notify your spouse. If you have already been served with divorce or custody papers you need to contact me right away. I can do more to help early in the case than I can later. I can help you navigate the many legal deadlines that kick in right after filing. Timing is everything in family law cases. I am happy to give the expert advice you need.

I know this is a trying time. That is why you need clear professional guidance to help you make difficult and emotional decisions about child custody, child support, asset division, living arrangements, alimony, award of attorney’s fees and all the other issues involved in Las Vegas family law cases. My level and concise advice will lead you through the turmoil that can often accompany your search for a new life. You need emotional support and I will give it!

If you (or your spouse) are a professional or small business owner, many complex issues of business valuation will be an issue in your case. You need an experienced Nevada attorney and a staff of experts who can make sure the division of assets is fair and equitable. You have worked hard to build what you have. You need a good Las Vegas lawyer to protect your rights. That is what I do!

Areas in Nevada that I serve for Family Law cases are Las VegasSummerlinAnthemGreen ValleyHendersonIndian Springs, LaughlinNorth Las VegasPahrumpSpring ValleyThe LakesSunrise Mountain, and  Southern Nevada.



What kind of cases do family lawyers handle?

A Nevada family lawyer can handle most common issues handled at family court, including divorce, alimony (spousal support), child support, child custody, guardianship and termination of parental rights and adoption, name change, and temporary protection orders.


What’s the difference between divorce and annulment?

A divorce is the process for ending or dissolving a legal marriage while an annulment is a judicial declaration that a marriage was never valid to begin with. According to Nevada law, a marriage can be annulled if one spouse was still legally married to another at the time of your marriage, if one of the spouses was under the age of consent to marry or lacked the mental capacity to enter into a marriage. If your marriage was not legal in the first place, then you might be eligible to file for annulment.


How do I choose a good divorce lawyer?

Choosing the right Nevada divorce lawyer can mean the difference between getting a favorable outcome or otherwise on your case. Experience, negotiation skills and ability to persuade are all important traits you should look for in an ideal Nevada divorce lawyer. Additionally, you can increase your chances of success by choosing a lawyer who has worked on many divorce cases similar to yours.

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