From its Summerlin law office, The Dickerson Law Group provides quality legal advice and representation to a wide range of clients.
Representing high-income and asset individuals, public figures, working individuals and military personnel throughout Southern Nevada, we focus our practice on the following family law issues:
-Child custody and visitation
-Modifications of existing court orders
-Adoption and termination of parental rights
-Domestic partnership arrangements
-Other areas of family law
With more than 50 years of collective legal experience, our Las Vegas family law and divorce lawyers attend to our clients' legal needs with knowledge, compassion, skill and efficiency.
For experienced, fair and reasonable help with any family-related legal issue, call our law firm at 702-487-7643 or toll free at 888-701-7132. You may also contact us online, and someone will be in touch with you promptly. We schedule appointments during regular business hours to accommodate your needs.
Divorce: What to Expect
At least five parties are involved in the typical divorce: you, your attorney, your spouse, his or her attorney, and the judge. It is for this very reason that The Dickerson Law Group emphasizes obtaining workable divorce settlement agreements and divorce decrees. We pride ourselves on offering honest and straightforward counsel, not just telling you what you want to hear. We work hard to find satisfactory resolutions that meet your goals and address your concerns. Additionally, our legal fees are handled ethically, responsibly and with your best interests at heart. A quick two-minute phone call will not be billed as an hour's worth of work.
Our attorneys know that you the client are an indispensable part of the team. We aim to keep you informed, and we encourage you to be as involved as possible in the resolution of your case.
1745 Village Center Circle
Las Vegas NV 89134
The Dickerson Law Group provides comprehensive family law services to clients throughout Southern Nevada.
-Contested Divorce: In a contested divorce, the parties are unable to agree on one or more issues. Our firm provides knowledgeable representation to people involved in contested divorces, and we seek the best possible results for our clients. We also handle uncontested divorces.
-Uncontested Divorce and Annulments: If divorcing parties agree on every divorce-related legal issue, they can proceed with an uncontested divorce. Our firm also represents clients seeking an annulment, which, when complete, determines that the marriage never existed.
-Spousal Support: Spousal support, which is also known as spousal maintenance or alimony, can be awarded on a temporary, rehabilitative or permanent basis. Various factors go into making this decision, and each case is unique.
-Child Custody: Issues involving children are some of the most emotional and hotly contested aspects of a divorce. The Dickerson Law Group responds to your concerns with compassionate and knowledgeable assistance while we seek reasonable determinations of disputes regarding child custody arrangements and visitation agreements.
-Child Support: Whether you will be receiving support to care for your children, or you anticipate being responsible for paying support, we know that you want to ensure the fair amount is calculated. Our firm has in-depth knowledge of Nevada's child support guidelines, and we take the time to listen to your concerns about what is taken into consideration in these calculations.
-Property Division: As a community property state, Nevada divides property, assets and marital debts 50/50. We are here to identify what assets are yours separately, which are community and then seek the best possible property settlement for you.
-Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements: Our Nevada prenuptial agreement attorneys encourage people to consider the benefits that come with having a properly drafted prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. Whether you are getting married for a first or second time, have children from a previous marriage or are marrying later in life with significant assets, a prenuptial agreement may work for you.
-Military Divorce: We provide knowledgeable legal help to active duty military, retired military and their spouses. Our firm understands how to best protect your military retirement benefits and address any related problems.
-Domestic Partnerships: Effective October 1, 2009, people can file domestic partnerships with Nevada's Secretary of State. This document gives domestic partners many of the same rights as married couples.
-Adoptions and Termination of Parental Rights: Before a stepparent can adopt the biological child of his or her spouse, the parental rights of the other biological parent must be terminated. Our law firm represents clients in both matters. We also represent parents seeking to Terminate the Parental Rights in cases of parental neglect or abandonment.
-Guardianships: We assist clients in establishing a guardianship to care for a minor child or incapacitated adult.
-Mediation: Divorce by mediation can save time, money and emotional stress. Attorney Robert Dickerson can serve as your neutral third-party mediator.
-Family Law Appeals: If you are considering an appeal of a family law order, we can review the details of the original case and help to determine if pursuing an appeal is an appropriate option.
Areas of Practice
-Child Custody Litigation
80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
-U.S. District Court District of Nevada, 1976
-U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1976
-U.S. Supreme Court, 2003
-University of Utah College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah
---J.D. - 1976
-University of Southern California
---B.S. magna cum laude - 1973
-Adjunct Professor, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Las Vegas, 2002
-Instructor, Department of Justice, Attorney General's Advocacy Institute, 1985
Professional Associations and Memberships
-Clark County Bar Association, Member, Executive Committee, 1988 - 1992
-Clark County Bar Association, President, 1991 - 1992
-State Bar of Nevada, Member, Board of Governors, 1992 - 1998
-State Bar of Nevada, President, 1997 - 1998
-Nevada Board of Bar Examiners, Member, 1985 - 1992
Past Employment Positions
-U.S. District Judge Roger D. Foley, Chief Judge, District of Nevada, Law Clerk, 1976 - 1977
-Clark County, Nevada, Deputy Public Defender, 1977 - 1978
-Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1982 - 1985
-Judicial Review Commission on Foreign Asset Control, Commissioner, 2000 - 2001
University of Utah College of Law