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Standish Law Group offers the most experienced Las Vegas divorce lawyers for divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, child support, child custody, mediation, alimony and post-divorce settlements, including the division of marital assets, property and debt. Thomas Standish has specialized in service to high net worth, high profile clients with special situations since 1979.


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    Tom Standish, Esq. has been practicing law in Las Vegas, Nevada for over 39 years, devoting his practice exclusively to family law litigation with emphasis on significant contested matters. He has litigated innumerable highly complex cases and is recognized as one of the leading trial lawyers in family law in the State of Nevada. He has lectured extensively to attorneys, serves as a mediator in complex divorce cases, taught community property and family law as an adjunct professor at the William S. Boyd School of Law and is a past president of the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Standish attended the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Toronto and obtained his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada in 1977.


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    Carlia Waite, Esq. graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Missouri State University in 1995 and obtained her master’s degree in social work (MSW) in 1998. Moving to Nevada with her husband, John, in 1999, to attend William S. Boyd School for Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, she obtained her law degree in 2003. Carlia’s experience as a full time social worker prepared her for understanding her client’s needs for aggressive legal advocacy. Carlia is licensed in Nevada and Missouri, practicing exclusively in the areas of domestic relations litigation, divorce, post-divorce, paternity, child custody, adoption and guardianship, mediation and collaborative law. Carlia also gained significant invaluable experience in Missouri representing children as their Guardian ad Litem in juvenile and family court.


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    Lianna Urfalyan is an Associate Attorney at Standish Law Group. She attended the University of Nevada–Las Vegas and graduated with a B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Psychology. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Urfalyan worked as a substitute teacher, which enabled her have insight on how children cope with divorces and child custody matters. Ms. Urfalyan received her Juris Doctorate Degree from Southwestern Law School in 2017. During her time at Southwestern, she was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Children and the Law, and the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence for Family Law Procedure and Practice. Upon graduation, Ms. Urfalyan was awarded the Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services by the State Bar of California. In 2018, Ms. Urfalyan co-authored the Family Law Codex Manual, previously known as the Nuts and Bolts Manual, to assist new attorneys with specific statutes and case law at the Family Law Conference held in Bishop, California. Ms. Urfalyan has also volunteered numerous hours with the California Superior Court Family Law Self-Help Center to assist pro se litigants through their divorce and custody matters.