Las Vegas Divorce & Family Law Attorney

Experienced Law Firm for Divorce & Family Law in Clark County, Nevada

Family law matters, including divorce and child custody, are emotionally difficult and sensitive. You want a compassionate, experienced family law attorney to guide you through the situation. At The Gersten Law Firm, we understand the anxiety that surrounds stressful family situations and will patiently work with you to sort through all the details of your circumstances.

Las Vegas family law attorney Joseph Gersten will listen carefully as you explain the situation. He will explain your rights and options and help you decide the best way to proceed. Facts are always important in resolving any family situation. Attorney Gersten has a Master of Forensic Sciences degree. He worked in intelligence for the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Criminal Investigations. When it comes to discerning and analyzing the facts of your family situation, Attorney Gersten will put all of his experience as a family law attorney and investigator to work for you. If a matter ends up in court, he will draw on his extensive trial experience to vigorously advocate for you.

Family Law Legal Services in Nevada

At The Gersten Law Firm, we handle the full range of Nevada family matters, including:

Your initial consultation is free-of-charge. We will be happy to discuss your circumstances and evaluate your situation.

Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced Las Vegas Divorce & Family Law Attorney

If you are considering divorce or need help with another family law matter in Las Vegas, Henderson, or elsewhere in Clark County, Las Vegas family law attorney Joseph Gersten will discuss and evaluate your case based on his extensive experience. Your initial consultation is free-of-charge. Call 702.857.8777 or complete our online form to schedule an appointment.


If you are filing for divorce in Las Vegas or your spouse has filed a divorce complaint in Clark County, you need to make sure that all your rights and interests are protected. While the legal process of ending a marriage is not complicated, other im… Read More


Paternity substantially affects the legal rights and obligations of the father and mother of a child, as well as the parents’ ability to enjoy a relationship with the child. Attorney Joe Gersten has the skill, experience, and compassion to help yo… Read More

Legal Separation

Nevada married couples who consider divorce sometimes decide that a legal separation is a better alternative for their circumstances. Achieving a legal separation in Nevada requires completing a court process called an action for separate maintenanc… Read More

Termination of Parental Rights

An action for termination of parental rights is a very serious legal matter in Nevada, as it is in every state. The Nevada Supreme Court describes an order terminating a parent’s rights as “tantamount to imposition of a civil death penalty.” If… Read More

Child Custody

In determining physical and legal custody, the law requires a Nevada court to base its decision on what arrangement is in the best interests of the child. The statute contains specific criteria for the court to use in deciding whether joint physical… Read More

Relocation of Children / Parental Rights Protection Act

In Nevada, a custodial parent who wishes to relocate a child must comply with strict legal requirements before moving the child. In many cases, state law requires the relocating parent to secure written permission from the other parent or to file a… Read More

Alimony / Spousal Support

Nevada law authorizes judges to award several types of alimony during a divorce proceeding or as part of the divorce decree. Neither spouse is automatically entitled to receive alimony. The court weighs a number of factors in determining whether to… Read More

Property Settlement

When a married couple divorces or registered domestic partners end their relationship, dividing property often is an emotional, and stressful process. To make things even more complicated, specific Nevada laws govern property settlement and asset di… Read More

Domestic Violence Temporary Protection Orders

Under Nevada law, the District Court in Clark County may issue a temporary protection order when a family member threatens domestic violence or commits an act of domestic violence. The temporary order lasts for up to thirty (30) days and can be foll… Read More

Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement or premarital is an agreement made by two individuals prior to marriage. The agreement generally includes terms relating to property rights, as well as spousal support and alimony, in the event of separation or divorce. Read More


Annulment is a legal proceeding for ending a marriage in Nevada. A specific state law governs the process, which is available only in limited circumstances. When a marriage is annulled, the court order voids the marriage as if it never happened. In c… Read More

Child Support

In Nevada, both parents have legal responsibility to provide financial support for a child, regardless of whether the parents are married to each other. Complex statutes and recently revised regulations determine the amount of support. Read More