Las Vegas Family Lawyer 
(702) 834-6300

Family Lawyer of Las Vegas | Henderson | Green Valley


 ABOUT DAVID R. JACKS, ESQ.

Attorney David Jacks handles primarily family law, which includes divorce and child custody (child support, relocation, paternity).  However, David handles contract disputes, personal injury and criminal defense (i.e. domestic violence, solicitation, battery, DUI).  

David is a lifelong citizen of Las Vegas, Nevada.  He studied political science at the University of Las Vegas before attend
ing law school in Phoenix, Arizona.  

In addition to his multiple degrees, David is a licensed pilot and a certified scuba instructor.  He is a veteran of the armed forces, honorably discharged from the United States Army, where he was a food inspector and veterinary technician.

David opened The Jacks Law Group in 2011 and is a litigator.  His works in the areas of family law, criminal law, and personal injury law.  

David enjoys three-wheeling, flying, fishing, camping, and hunting.



 ABOUT THE JACKS LAW GROUP

The Jacks Law Group, PLLC is a Nevada professional limited liability company with its base of operations in Las Vegas, Nevada.  It was founded to assist clients from the Las Vegas Valley and around the United States of America on legal issues facing them in and around Las Vegas.

Our address is:

500 S. 7th St.
Las Vegas, Nevada

and the map will at the bottom of the page will show you how close we are to where you live or work to assist in determining when to schedule an in person appointment.  We also use technology for Internet (Facetime or Skype) or phone consultations.

Our mission is to give the best legal services we can to meet the needs of our clients, taking into account our clients lifestyle and finances.



 ABOUT FAMILY LAW

Family law in Las Vegas involves the domestic affairs of families (Divorce and child custody) and can encompass or affect many other legal areas, including:
  • property ownership, 
  • contract and agreements, 
  • criminal law, and
  • constitutional law.
You will want an experienced divorce and child custody lawyer who is knowledgeable in other areas of law as well. 

When you ask yourself, "Do I need a family lawyer?" call us.

Las Vegas Jurisdiction over Divorce and/or Child Custody

Las Vegas courts can obtain jurisdiction over your divorce when at least one of the parties has lived in Las Vegas for six weeks with the intent to remain for an indefinite period.  

If you have questions about jurisdiction over a divorce, call a Las Vegas divorce and child custody legal attorney.

However, if children are involved, Las Vegas courts can usually only obtain jurisdiction over the children once they have resided in Las Vegas for six months and it becomes their "home state."  If there are issues with jurisdiction in Las Vegas, you will want an experienced divorce or child custody lawyer to determine whether Clark County or Las Vegas is the appropriate setting for litigation prior to spending money needlessly. 

Divorce

You may review our pages on different types of divorce, including contested divorces in Las Vegas, uncontested divorces in Las Vegas, and joint petitions in Las Vegas. Divorces are among the more complex trials in the Clark County legal system, using talents, skills, and laws.  When you are divorcing, you will want an experienced divorce and child custody lawyer. When you say to yourself, I need a divorce lawyer, call us.

Legal Separation

Learn more about legal separation in Las Vegas.  Legal separation is generally called "separate maintenance" in Las Vegas and can be as complex as a divorce, therefore experienced divorce and child custody representation from a skilled divorce and child custody lawyer is vital.  Spouses may wish this alternative to divorce for many reasons, which they discuss in confidence with a legal counsel. If you are seeking a legal separation, you will want a knowledgeable Divorce and Child Custody legal counsel. When you say to yourself, I need a family lawyer, call us.

Child Custody

Child custody includes physical custody and legal custody.  Both types of custody are so  crucial to your parental rights that failing to have an experienced divorce and child custody attorney can result in consequences you may regret.  Courts must or should address each type of custody when issuing a order or decree to ensure that there is no confusion as to parental rights. An experienced divorce and child custody lawyer will battle for you in child custody proceedings.

Paternity

Paternity involves the rights of fatherhood, which can be different from the rights of motherhood depending on whether the father is or was married to the mother, and, if not married, has established paternity through the court. Paternity is usually established through conduct of the father or DNA testing. An experienced divorce and child custody attorney will explain your parental rights. When you say to yourself, I need an experienced Las Vegas family lawyer, call us.

Property Settlement

Divorces involve the division of assets and debts, of various values.  It is crucial to know what is and what is not community property or separate property in Las Vegas and a Las Vegas family legal counsel can assist with the determination.  Property settlement in Las Vegas can be achieved through negotiation, mediation, and litigation. You should have an experienced divorce and child custody attorney to provide you knowledgeable divorce and child custody representation when your divorce has property settlement issues.

Alimony

Alimony in Las Vegas, Henderson, or Clark County involves payment by one former spouse to the other former spouse.  Alimony calculations involved many factors which a knowledgeable Divorce and Child Custody legal counsel can review with you at a consultation. Because alimony discretionary under Las Vegas law, knowledgeable Divorce and Child Custody representation from a divorce and child custody legal counsel is required. When you say to yourself, I need a family lawyer, call us.

Child Support

Child support in Las Vegas is determined by various factors, including the types of custody that were established and the incomes of the parents. The legal factors are extensive and the facts or circumstances of your case must be understood and applied to those legal factors by a experiences divorce and child custody legal counsel. Learn more and call a knowledgeable Divorce and Child Custody legal counsel for legal assistance.

Relocation with Children

If you live in Las Vegas, Henderson, or Clark County with your children and want to move or you want to prevent the other parent from moving with the children from the Las Vegas area, you should consult with a Las Vegas lawyer who has experience with relocation cases. There is more discussion on this issue under the link for Relocation from Las Vegas.  It is a very difficult process requiring a knowledgeable child custody attorney.

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Unfortunately some parents think that domestic violence is reasonable and some think that it is reasonable to falsely accuse the other parent. Knowledgeable divorce and child custody legal counsels have seen many instances of this in court. Neither is correct and both can have long-lasting effects on legal rights as well as the emotional and physical well being of all involved.  Because domestic violence can affect many of your rights, a knowledgeable divorce and child custody  legal counsel is crucial. When you say to yourself, I need a family lawyer, call us.

Restraining Orders

If you must protect yourself against the abuse of someone who lives with you, you should obtain a temporary protection order, but you should consult and knowledgeable divorce and child custody  legal counsel first. Temporary Protection Orders are issued by family court even if it involves people who are not related by blood or marriage but have lived together.  It is  crucial to not abuse this process and consultation with a knowledgeable divorce and child custody legal counsel is advisable.

Adoption

Adoptions are happy moments at family courts that break up the constant drama of endless domestic disputes that the judges hear day in and day out. Adoption in Las Vegas can still be difficult proceedings and a knowledgeable Divorce and Child Custody legal counsel can shoulder some of the stress involved. If you are seeking to adopt a child in Las Vegas and wish to have legal representation from a knowledgeable Divorce and Child Custody legal counsel to guide you through the process, please contact us.

The Jacks Law Group, PLLC’s divorce and child custody practice is devoted helping clients with a full range of divorce and child custody  issues in Las Vegas, Henderson, or Clark County. Mr. Jacks is a knowledgeable divorce and child custody legal counsel, representing clients in Las Vegas his entire career.

Even if the issue you face is not included above, give a knowledgeable Divorce and Child Custody legal counsel a call so that he can assist you.

Do not procrastinate. Even a minor matter can become a major issue if it is not immediately handled appropriately and professionally by a divorce and child custody laweyr in Las Vegas, Henderson, or Clark County before it is too late.

REQUIRED DISCLAIMER

The information about divorce in Henderson contained on this page is not intended to be legal advice about divorce in Henderson.  Your divorce in Henderson matter should always be evaluated by a Henderson divorce lawyer.  You should treat divorce in Henderson with the seriousness it requires.  Just as you would not likely conduct surgery on yourself, you should not represent yourself in court regarding your divorce in Henderson matter.  At the very least, consult with a Henderson divorce lawyer—multiple times if necessary if you insist upon representing yourself.

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