FAMILY LAWFierce and Compassionate Family Law Representation
While divorce and custody are the primary practice areas of family law attorneys, there are several other issues and aspects included in the field of family law. At Barber Law Group, we take particular interest in these issues and cases. These include minor, adult, and emergency guardianships; adoption; temporary and/or extended restraining orders against domestic violence or stalking; spousal support/alimony; and mediated agreements. Our attorneys and legal staff have extensive experience in the entirety of these case types, with individual attorneys on our staff specializing in certain practice areas to maximize exposure and expertise.
Whenever family disputes arise, Barber Law Group generally encourages its clients to consider alternative forms of dispute resolution, such as mediation and negotiation, to minimize court exposure; cost; and potential trauma. At Barber Law Group, we maintain that amicable solutions attained calmly through mediated communication should generally be the primary goal in any family law dispute. This is especially true when a client's case involves children. The attorneys at Barber Law Group are trained and certified mediators, as well as seasoned negotiators, who can facilitate resolution of these case types with skillful use of alternative dispute resolution methodologies.
However, should litigation become necessary, Barber Law Group staff will vigorously protect your rights, and the rights of your children, in contested litigation. When alternative methods are not viable or have been exhausted, you can be confident that your Barber Law Group team will represent you and your interests with unrivaled passion and focus.Temporary and Extended Restraining Orders: Domestic Violence and Stalking
Barber Law Group regularly represents clients who are seeking implementation and/or extension or restraining orders, as well as clients who are defending against restraining orders. Whether you are a victim of domestic violence, or need to defend yourself against false allegations of domestic violence, Barber Law Group can provide the competent representation you need.
While Nevada attorneys are not permitted to apply for restraining orders on behalf of our clients, we are able to review applications; compile and file evidence for restraining order hearings; represent clients at restraining order hearings, whether applicant or respondent; and represent clients at hearings for extension of restraining orders, whether applicant or respondent. We strongly encourage clients to retain legal representation for these hearings as restraining orders can have serious affects on a client's custody; visitation; firearms rights; and employment.Child Support: Establishment, Modification, & Arrears
While child support actions are typically litigated in the larger context of a divorce, there are many occasions in which clients address child support separately. We strive to resolve the majority of child support disputes through negotiation outside of court as calculation and analysis of child support in Nevada is strictly determined by state statute. However, if amicable negotiations fail, we are capable of filing motions for modification of child support; litigating child support, health insurance, and medical arrears; arguing for imputation of income when a spouse fails to work or obtain employment; and appearing at child support modifications hearings and trials to ensure you are receiving the payment and support your children need.Relocation: Local or Out-Of-State Moves with Children
Barber Law Group is familiar with the specific Nevada law and legal precedent involved in relocating your child away from the other parent. Should you find that you need or desire to relocate with your child, you must first attempt to obtain the other parent's consent. When this consent is ultimately refused, you are able to commence litigation to attempt the relocation. Because relocation is a complex legal issue that potentially requires modification of custody; an analysis of the location and how it contributes to the child's best interest; and a review of several relocation factors, these cases require both excellent legal writing skills and strong trial presentation to succeed. At Barber Law Group, we have negotiated and litigated many relocation cass, and will use this experience to obtain the best possible outcome in your case.Post-Decree Modifications: Changes to Court Orders or Divorce Decrees after Entry
At Barber Law Group, we recognize that the circumstances in place at the time of your divorce or dissolution may, and often do, change with the passage of time. This often results in clients having either the need to modify or update the terms in their divorce decrees or dissolutions or to increase or decrease spousal or child support. While modification of these court orders is not always possible, and while the ability to modify is highly fact-specific, Barber Law Group is here to assist you in determining when a change can be requested; what changes are reasonable; and the most advantageous changes for you.Guardianship: Emergency, Minor, and Adult
Barber Law Group's legal staff is well-versed in the highly fact and document specific productions; writing; and representation involved in guardianship cases here in Nevada. Nevada Courts are highly protective of the rights of their citizens and, thus, do not award guardianships lightly, loosely, or without significant review of the facts, circumstances, and evidence of each individual request for guardianship over another person. We additionally recognize the highly emotional nature of these particular cases as they often involve issues of aging parents or family members; intellectual competency; and medical care. BLG staff is willing to provide both the emotional support and the legal acumen needed to appropriately litigate these difficult cases.