I went to law school and became a lawyer to help people. Practicing family law... more
I went to law school and became a lawyer to help people. Practicing family law allows me to help people in a very meaningful way. I try to give unbiased evaluations of the case, even if it means breaking the bad news to my clients and potential clients.
Shelly Booth Cooley founded The Cooley Law Firm in March, 2009. Prior to... more
Shelly Booth Cooley founded The Cooley Law Firm in March, 2009. Prior to establishing The Cooley Law Firm (from 2004, through March, 2009), Shelly worked for a mid-size Nevada law firm where she practiced in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis on Family Law. Since opening her own firm, Shelly practices exclusively in the area of Family Law. Shelly graduated with high honors from the ... view profile
Whatever the case or whomever the client, we provide individualized representation... more
Whatever the case or whomever the client, we provide individualized representation to each client, knowing that when you walk through our doors, your case is the most important thing in your life at that time.
o Christopher P. Ford, Esq.-Christopher Ford was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota,... more
o Christopher P. Ford, Esq.-Christopher Ford was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, but relocated to Las Vegas at a young age. Christopher grew up in the Henderson Area and was active in athletics throughout his youth. He graduated from Silverado High School and went on to play football at the University of Nevada Reno before transferring to Antelope Valley College to play basketball. After two... view profile
Mr. Friedman's wealth of professional, political and legal experience enable him to... more
Mr. Friedman's wealth of professional, political and legal experience enable him to bring a unique perspective to the practice of law and make him a valuable member of Dawson, Ford & Friedman. Mr. Friedman was born in New York City but relocated with his family to Henderson, Nevada shortly after beginning grade school. After graduating from high school, Mr. Friedman enrolled at the University o... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.