FAMILY LAW

Allison specializes in contested divorces. She is very able in the courtroom fighting for her clients and their children's rights. Her clients believe they have the advantage when they work to settle because Allison will back them in Court. Prior to filing for divorce, you must physically reside in the State of Nevada for six weeks. If you have children and wish to have your divorce decree or custody order enforced in the State of Nevada, you and the children must physically reside in the State of Nevada for six months before your out-of-state Order can be filed in Nevada.

You may be entitled to alimony, depending on the length of your marriage and the income made by each spouse. There are many, good alimony cases in the State of Nevada requiring the payment of alimony. In Carson City and Douglas County, mediation is mandatory in all cases filed involving a custody or visitation dispute. Mediation must be completed prior to a court hearing being set. Mediation only involves issues of custody and visitation.

An uncontested divorce will take a couple weeks to complete if the parties are in full and complete agreement on everything. A contested divorce can take from three to four months or up to one or two years to complete.

MEDIATION

Allison is also a trained mediator. She will mediate a divorce when both parties choose to work together to settle their case. To hire Allison as a mediator, both parties must agree to use her services in advance. She will not meet with one party without the other. Mediation requires a certain level of civility and trust. Mediation is a useful process for many people. Allison, husband and wife may also choose to have their separate attorneys advise them during the mediation process. If both spouses want to retain control of their divorce, mediation is an excellent option.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Allison worked as a criminal prosecutor in the Carson City District Attorney's Office. She served as the Chief Criminal Deputy. She vigorously defends the rights of criminal defendants requiring legally obtained proof. She has an excellent jury trial record. Allison will vigorously defend your rights, whether your case involves a DUI, a misdemeanor or a felony.

Allison's law practice is limited to Carson City and Douglas County.