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Would you allow your child to have heart surgery by a dermatologist?


2,251 clients to date; 136 new clients in last 12 months. Don't the below numbers make choosing a family law attorney a no brainer:  



Before you make a wrong move in hiring a family lawyer, you should insure he or she has the requisite family law experience you need because many of the local lawyers advertise lots of years of experience ostensibly as family lawyers and yet we never see them in Family Court. Be wary and don't hire anybody just based on advertising. Get personal referrals from the legal community or from others who have experienced divorce.


Avoid Bullies and hope your ex does too.


Beware of Attorneys:

   who drag out cases by being unresponsive or intentionally antagonistic in their responses

   that add fuel to the fire to extend cases and force litigation

   who seem to charge huge sums for little work or poor quality work

   that appear in Court unprepared and who command little respect from the Court

   who abuse substances that diminish their abilities and effectiveness

   that treat everyone poorly including their clients


Marilyn says, "Don't let your Divorce Attorney treat you like your wife did."

Of the 110 Attorneys in the Reno-Sparks area that advertise for family law clients, many have little to no experience in family law. Only 12 are Certified Family Law Specialists and only 8 of those practice family law exclusively. Marilyn York is the only one that is a Certified Family Law Specialist that practices family law exclusively that specializes in Men's Rights. Her office will always try to -
1.  advise Clients of all reasonable alternatives.
2.  do what is in Clients' and their children's best interest.
3.  keep Client's requests and expectations reasonable.
4.  fully cooperate and communicate with the opposing attorney and the Courts in a timely manner.
5.  avoid litigation by negotiating instead, until all hope of settlement is gone.

Marilyn says, "My firm represents men in family law matters because we feel compelled to help men secure custody, visitation, and reasonable child or spousal support. Children need their father. If you are a man and you need competent representation from someone who gives a damn, we can help you."



Statistics Say Children Need Their Father




Women Attorneys in our office work well with men. There is no male rivalry or anything to prove. In a Family Law Courtroom, a woman attorney and male client seem normal, legitimate, and credible.  A male attorney with a male client can easily be perceived as being arrogant, chauvinistic, and aggressive. If you are a man in marital distress, what makes sense to you?


We Attorneys at the Law Office of Marilyn D. York are happy professionals and think that practicing family law exclusively leads to a lot of our job satisfaction and happiness. 


Marilyn says, "Call me now before your wife does."


SHARP AND PREPARED ATTORNEYS are hard to find. The California and Nevada Bar Exams are three full days long and take months of special preparation besides law school.  Only about 64% of first time takers pass, so those that do show many attributes that translate into being a bright, prepared, persevering, and dedicated person with courtroom type of stamina. All of the attorneys in this office passed all their Bar Exams on the first try. 

Many attorneys for a wide variety of reasons practice several types of law that may include family law to help pay the rent.