Fathers' Rights

Las Vegas

Cordell & Cordell is a partner dads can count on during one of the toughest challenges of their lives. The family law attorneys at our Las Vegas, Nevada, office are dedicated to helping men with any divorce issue, including property division, alimony, child support and child custody.

Our mission is to give men the legal support they and their children deserve both in and out of the courtroom.

Divorce Attorneys Dedicated to Helping Men

Divorce takes an emotional toll on everyone, no matter how tough you are. The decisions you make during this time will have an enormous impact on you financially for the rest of your life.

More importantly, your level of involvement in your children’s lives can also be affected. Our attorneys take the time to listen to your concerns and work diligently to champion your rights and the rights of your children in family court.

We know how critical this transition is and promise to walk you through each step of the process while doing everything possible to protect what’s most important to you.

Advocates For Dad’s Rights and Fathers’ Rights

Since 1990, Cordell & Cordell has fought against numerous stereotypes that men and fathers face in the family court system. Our firm’s focus on men’s divorce gives our attorneys a unique understanding of the challenges men face in a Nevada family law courtroom.

Despite battling a system that seems predisposed against them, Cordell & Cordell has risen to establish ourselves as a partner men can count on.

At Cordell & Cordell, we understand the unique challenges military families face during divorce.

Client Testimonials


“John gives me sound recommendations. John tells the truth without sugar-coating. John also stays on task, and his team moves things along and does what they say they will do.”


“Daniel was absolutely wonderful! He did an excellent job. I wish I had the money to continue to keep his representation but I just don’t so I have to go pro se. I think that he did such a wonderful job that I feel like I am in a stable enough position to move on pro se so I am thankful for that.”


“I was very pleased with my attorney. She did an excellent job. I am very happy with the level of service.”

Frequently Asked Las Vegas Divorce Questions

How long do I have to live in Las Vegas before I can file for divorce?

Any person may file a complaint for Divorce in the District Court as long as they satisfy Nevada’s “durational residency requirement.” Pursuant to Nevada law, a person must be continually present within the jurisdiction of Nevada for six weeks prior to filing a complaint for divorce.

Is there a mandatory waiting period in Las Vegas before a divorce can be granted?

Nevada does not require any “waiting period” to file for divorce other than the durational residency requirement discussed above.

How can I serve my spouse in Las Vegas? If attempts to serve do not work, can I serve by publication?

Pursuant to Nevada’s rules of civil procedure, service of the summons and complaint must be accomplished by “personal service.” For personal service to be satisfactory, Nevada requires a neutral non-party personally give a copy to the opposing party/litigant and file an affidavit of service with the District Court Clerk’s office.

In the instance, personal service cannot be accomplished, a Complainant may seek relief from the District Court and obtain an order to publish service in a publication of general circulation for a period of five consecutive weeks.

The appropriate publication of general circulation is the Nevada Legal News.

Where do I file for divorce in Las Vegas?

The appropriate courthouse is the Eighth Judicial District Court – Family Division, located at the Family Court and Services Center, 601 N. Pecos, Las Vegas, NV, 89155.

How much are divorce filing fees in Las Vegas?

Filing fees at Family Court have risen over time. As of March 2012, the filing fee is $289 for dissolution of marriage action.

Are there any Las Vegas-Specific laws that are different from how other family law cases around the state are handled?

Cordell & Cordell’s Las Vegas office is located in Clark County, but we accept cases in other nearby counties, including Nye County. All District Courts have their own local court rules, so there are different nuances between each of the districts.

The applicable rules to be aware of are Nevada’s Rules of Civil Procedure (NRCP) and Eighth Judicial District Court Rules (EDCR).