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The Cooley Law Firm is a law firm dedicated exclusively to the practice of Family Law. Shelly Booth Cooley, the founder of The Cooley Law Firm, is certified by the State Bar of Nevada as a Family Law Specialist, a certification that few attorneys throughout the State of Nevada possess. Shelly is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a Dual Fellow (Adoption and Assisted Reproduction) of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys. And, Shelly has a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of “AV Preeminent,” the highest peer rating standard, which is given to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers.

Family Law, or Domestic Relations Law, is the body of law dealing with marriage, domestic partnerships, premarital agreements, dissolution of marriage (and domestic partnerships), child custody and visitation, child support, parentage/paternity, assisted reproductive technology (ART), adoption of children and adults, termination of parental rights, guardianship, as well as all other domestic-relations issues. The Cooley Law Firm represents individuals in all areas of Family Law in Clark County, Nevada. The Cooley Law Firm handles contested and uncontested matters involving dissolution of marriage and domestic partnerships, child custody and visitation, child support, parentage/paternity, adoption of children and adults, termination of parental rights, guardianship, as well as, surrogacy/gestational carrier agreements, egg donor agreements, known sperm donor agreements, parentage judgments, pre- and post-birth orders, co-parenting agreements, and co-parent adoptions.

Dealing with Family Law issues can be distressing and emotionally exhausting. Shelly Booth Cooley, the founder of The Cooley Law Firm, will diligently represent you to help you achieve your legal goals – Shelly maintains a reputation for proactive, ethical, and constructive advocacy on behalf of her clients. The ultimate objective of Shelly is to help you find peace and certainty with your family law situation.

Shelly possesses extensive experience representing her clients in all areas of Family Law. Working closely with clients, understanding the client’s issues and legal goals, providing individualized service, and delivering quality results are at the foundation of Shelly’s objectives.

Certified Nevada Family Law Specialist

Shelly Booth Cooley, Is Here to Help!

Family law frequently must address many very difficult and emotionally charged issues, such as divorce, separation, child custody, spousal support, child support, and parenting time. When you are in the midst of dealing with such delicate and personal events in Las Vegas, Nevada it is incredibly important to have a family law attorney you can trust working for you. When you are fighting for your rights in your family law case of any kind, the attorney you hire to represent your interests makes a difference. No matter what kind of family law attorney you need for your specific case, The Cooley Law Firm is here for you:

  • Adoption of Children and Adults Attorney
  • Alimony/Spousal Support Attorney
  • Annulment Attorney
  • ART Attorney
  • Child Custody and Visitation Lawyer
  • Child Support Attorney
  • Divorce Attorney
  • Domestic Partnerships Lawyer
  • Guardian ad Litem Neutral
  • Guardianship Attorney
  • Legal Separation/Separate Maintenance Attorney
  • Parent Coordination Neutral
  • Premarital and Postmarital Agreement Lawyer
  • Relocation of Minor Children Attorney
  • Termination of Parental Rights Attorney


Divorce And Property Division In Las Vegas

When it comes down to one of the most common family law matters, divorce, most people are very concerned about how their marital property will be divided with their spouse. It is important to realize that Nevada is a community property state. This means that each party is considered the owner of 50% of all the marital property and this property will generally be split equally. Any property that was already owned by one party before marriage, however, will remain owned by that party after the divorce is finalized. It will not be subject to division as part of the marital property, as long as the party who owned it took measures to keep it separate throughout the marriage. This standard can make identifying separate property a little more complicated for the average person. Property division definitely requires the expertise of an experienced Nevada divorce attorney, like Shelly Booth Cooley at The Cooley Law Firm.

How To Find Us?

When a family law matter needs resolution — whether the issue is a divorce, a custody dispute, a guardianship, involves Assisted Reproduction (ART) or any other domestic relations matter — it is wise to select an attorney who will be committed to obtaining the best possible outcome for your legal issue. The Cooley Law Firm is committed to that goal and can help you with your family law matter.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The following are Questions and Answers one might have concerning Assisted Reproduction (ART).

  • A Gestational Agreement is a contract between an intended parent or parents and a gestational carrier intended to result in a live birth.

  • A Gestational Carrier is an adult woman, who is not an Intended Parent, who carries a child for an Intended Parent(s).

  • An Intended Parent is a person, married OR unmarried, who demonstrates an intent to be a parent of a child(ren) resulting from assisted reproduction.

  • Traditional Surrogacy laws are omitted from Nevada’s statutory scheme – Traditional Surrogacy is not specifically allowed OR prohibited in the State of Nevada. Because Traditional Surrogacy is not expressly prohibited or permitted by statute, it is legally risky.