Las Vegas Divorce Lawyer

Edward L. Kainen

Las Vegas Divorce Attorney

Attorney at Law Magazine’s Las Vegas Divorce Local Legal Authority.

Edward L. Kainen

Las Vegas Divorce Attorney

Las Vegas Divorce Lawyer

Edward L. Kainen

Ed Kainen is the senior and managing partner of the Las Vegas law firm Kainen Law Group, PLLC, which is an ‘AV’ rated firm and featured in the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys. He leads a team of five dedicated and talented family lawyers including other Board Certified Specialists and AAML Fellows. Mr. Kainen, himself, is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers. He is a Nevada Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and is also Board Certified in Family Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has achieved the highest rating available by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Mr. Kainen was the first Chair of the Nevada Board of Certified Family Law Specialists, and held that position for five years. He is currently the President of the Nevada Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is admitted to the practice of law in the state and federal courts of Nevada, Florida and Kansas.

Mr. Kainen has taught Continuing Legal Education programs throughout the U.S. and abroad, on various aspects of Family Law, Motion Practice, Evidence, Law Practice Management, Professionalism and Ethics, as well as diverse topics in Criminal Law, Jury Trials, and Voir Dire. He has been published in the Nevada Family Law Report, Nevada Lawyer, Clark County Bar Journal, and authored the Manual for Family Court Law Clerks, still in use in the Family Court. He co-authored Nuts & Bolts of Family Law, and for twenty years coordinated and co-presented the annual statewide Continuing Legal Education program by the same name. Mr. Kainen completed two terms as the Chair of the Family Law Section (2003-2005), and was an elected member of the Family Law Section’s Executive Council (1997-2006). He has served on the Family Court Bench Bar Committee (1997-2005), was its Chair (1999-2003), and served on the Advisory Board for the Clark County Self Help Center (2000-2010). He was appointed by the Nevada Supreme Court to the Supreme Court Bench Bar Committee (2005-2008 and 2011 to present). He was a member of the Council of the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section, which is the governing body of the organization founded in 1958 and which currently has over 10,000 members. He also served as the Co-Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, past Chair of the Law Practice Management Committee and has Co-Chaired the Membership and Marketing Committee. He has received special recognition for his pro bono service, including being named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. He is also a Nevada Certified Attorney Arbitrator, a Master in the Nevada American Inns of Court and named to the peer review journal Best Lawyers in America for over 10 continuous years, being named as the Best Family Law Attorney in Las Vegas for 2013 and 2017. Since 2007, Mr. Kainen has annually been named a “Nevada Super Lawyer” and he was named one of the “Top 25″ lawyers in the State of Nevada by Las Vegas Life Magazine and repeatedly designated as one of the Top 75 lawyers in the Mountain State Region which includes Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Utah. Mr. Kainen also serves on several non-profit Boards, including the Board of the Children and Family Law Center at Washburn School of Law.

Mr. Kainen practiced Commercial and Business Litigation with Mitrani, Rynor & Gallegos, of Miami, Florida, where he was Of Counsel (1988-89). He was an Assistant State Attorney, prosecuting felonies and environmental crimes, in Florida (1989-94). During the same period, as a Senior Trial Attorney, he also supervised investigations and served in an advisory capacity to State and Federal law enforcement agencies. Mr. Kainen was the law clerk for the Family Division of the District Court in Las Vegas (1994-95). He was a member of Ecker & Kainen, Chartered, which was an ‘AV’ rated firm and was featured in the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys (1995-2011). Mr. Kainen received his undergraduate degrees from the University of South Florida in 1985, and his Juris Doctor Degree from Washburn University School of Law in 1988.

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About Las Vegas Divorce Law

From a legal standpoint, getting married is often far easier than getting divorced. Between ensuring that there is an equitable division of property, determining parenting time, dividing retirement accounts, and other formalities, the process of divorce can be both expensive and time-consuming. While many people can, and do, undertake this process without an Las Vegas divorce attorney, there are a number of specific items involved that can use an divorce attorney’s legal experience.

A Glimpse of Marriage and Divorce in the U.S.

In spite of an often-quoted statistic that half of all U.S. marriages end in divorce, the divorce rate is actually dropping and now stands at about 39 percent, according to a 2018 article from Time. However, it isn’t because the millennials—who have now entered adulthood, the workplace, and even matrimony—have found the key to a long-lasting relationship. It is, rather, that they’re delaying marriage, with recent Census figures revealing that the average age for a first marriage is around 30 for men and 28 for women. In 2003, these ages were 27 and 25 respectively. The frequently cited reason for delaying marriage is to gain financial security first, the article notes, adding that many couples are choosing to cohabitate rather than marry.

Reasons to Hire a Las Vegas Divorce Attorney

Las Vegas Divorce attorneys fall into a legal practice area known as family law. Family law is focused on assisting individuals with legal matters pertaining to family relationships. In addition to divorce, family law also covers annulment, child custody and visitation, as well as adoption. Some of the reasons people seek the help of an experienced Las Vegas divorce attorney include:

  • They don’t wish to navigate the legal arena themselves. The legalities of divorce involve a lot of paperwork and timelines. Las Vegas divorce attorneys are educated and trained to deal with this type of work, while many of their clients are not.
  • There are children involved in the marriage. Divorcing with children involves a lot of provisions, such as which parent the child will primarily reside with; a parenting schedule that covers the school year, summer vacation, and holidays; and child support, along with other considerations.
  • You and your spouse disagree on some matters that must be decided, such as child custody or division of assets. It is important if there are disagreements that you don’t try to settle those disagreements in court without a Las Vegas divorce lawyer to assist you, particularly if your spouse has a lawyer.
  • Your case is complex, due to high-value assets or business ownership.
  • You or your spouse has a retirement plan. Often these plans are considered a marital asset and will need to be divided equitably through a Qualified Domestic Relations Order.
  • Your spouse is not sharing all of his or her financial information with you. Because many things such as equitable division of assets or expenses and the determination of spousal maintenance relies on your finances, if you are having difficulty obtaining this information, a lawyer in Las Vegas can help.
  • You or your spouse will need maintenance support. The laws in Nevada may help you determine how much this support will be or how long it will last. Your Las Vegas divorce lawyer understands the complexities surrounding spousal maintenance.
  • You have real estate. Selling a home during a divorce can be a tricky situation that needs the expertise of someone trained in family law. Additionally, if you or your spouse wishes to live in the house for a time after the divorce, this impacts the division of your marital property in ways that an attorney can help you understand.

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Edward L. Kainen

Kainen Law Group, PLLC
Based on 34 reviews
Great team very family oriented and explains the process in depth. Thank you Carol for being a great support through my time of need!
13:28 24 Jul 19
The best group I have ever used, they are worth every penny. This group doesn't beat around the Bush and will not make false hope.
Rick Campbell
Rick Campbell
17:53 05 May 19
Neil is certainly one of the best Family Law attorney in town. He is a highly knowledgeable professional, and really represent best of my interest. And when it comes to the court... having the best representative is the key! The whole team is really efficient and offer the top- notch service from the Front Desk, Paralegal to Accounting. The Front Desk always have someone answer your call with a good demeanor; the Paralegal: Robert and Dave are both amazing with providing info and both are very knowledgeable as well; the Accounting provides me with monthly statement to let me know exactly how much money I have left in trust and how much I owe. The whole process was proficient and transparent. I am really happy with the results of my case and the services the law firm provided me. I would highly recommend Kainen Law Group!
Ken Weng
Ken Weng
16:51 19 Aug 18

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Edward L. Kainen

Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers

Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and is also Board Certified in Family Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

Achieved the highest rating available by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

President of the Nevada Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers


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