Leslie J. Shaw

Nevada and California Family Law Attorney

Over the course of his 40-year legal career, Leslie J. Shaw has narrowed and focused his civil litigation practice to the exclusive subject matter of family law. Representing clients throughout the states of Nevada and California – and being awarded the status of a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California – he continually rededicates himself to representing his clients at the highest possible level. A family law dispute is sometimes the only experience a spouse and/or a parent has ever had with the judicial system; this experience can seem bewildering, it can be anxiety producing, and it often creates a sense of instability and unpredictability about one’s future. Nevada and California family law attorney Leslie J. Shaw has, over the course of the past four decades, represented his clients effectively in advocacy in litigation, and just as importantly, in understanding and addressing those concerns, fears, and anxieties that litigation often creates. His practice in these neighboring states, where issues often arise of consideration or application of the law of one state in another, lends itself to his particular expertise, experience, and knowledge of family law litigation and the client experience of such litigation.


Divorce potentially represents the most traumatic time – and the most substantial financial transaction – most people will ever experience. The emotional impact of the change in marital and family status makes decision-making and charting a clear and effective future challenging. Read More


Community property states have certain, and oftentimes common, standards for property division. Nonetheless, properly valuing and dividing marital assets and liabilities can have a lifelong impact on our clients, and we are devoted to providing our clients the best possible result. Read More


No issue is more profound or emotional to a parent than custody of their own child. Nevada and California family law attorney Leslie J. Shaw offers sound legal advice with compassion and understanding in this most important issue.  He understands the legal principles involved in determinations of child custody. Read More


Maintaining the rights and well-being of children requires proper financial assistance of both parents, and our clients are assured that those goals will be vigorously pursued. Less formulaic, spousal support is key to allowing many of our clients to proceed with life after divorce. Read More


Nevada and California family law attorney Leslie Shaw has more than 40 years’ experience practising law in the courts of both states. He brings extensive knowledge and experience of family law in both Nevada and California, and he understands how the differences in state law could affect a client’s case.


This office is dedicated to effectively representing the claims, contentions, and defences of our clients, and at the same time doing so with understanding and compassion for the very difficult challenge that is divorce.


The service of this office extends to the full range of family law issues – including divorce, property division, spousal support, child support, and child custody – that face anyone considering or proceeding with a divorce in either Nevada or California.

The Law Office of Leslie J. Shaw is dedicated to providing the highest degree of service, professionalism and integrity. We offer creative solutions for complex divorce. As your trusted attorney, we offer full-service family law counsel.
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