Family Law Resources

Surratt Law Practice promotes Collaborative Divorce in Reno, Nevada. Nevada Collaborative Divorce Professionals is a group of trained lawyers, financial experts and mental health experts who work together to help contesting parties resolve their disagreements efficiently and respectfully without litigation.

The Second Judicial District Court for the State of Nevada, Washoe County, provides self-help forms for most family law matters. If you can not afford an attorney this is the best location for you to obtain help. Surratt Law Practice does not recommend using a paralegal service without an attorney to review the final documents before they are filed with the court.

A CASA is a Court Appointed Special Advocates who work with abused or neglected children one-on-one to advocate for their needs within society and the court system. 

The Children’s Cabinet is an incredible resource for families. They provide many crisis intervention and support services, which include Case Management, Parenting Courses, Family Counseling, a Food Pantry, foster youth support, resources for childcare assistance and youth education and training.

The children of Washoe County, Nevada deserve protection from abuse and neglect. If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected please make a report to child protective services or if emergency services are needed please call law enforcement. This link will provide you information with what is child abuse and neglect and how to make a report. Surratt Law Practice can always provide legal advice for dealing with child abuse and neglect.

Our Family Wizard is a co-parenting and shared/joint child custody management software for divorced or unmarried parents. It includes tools for parenting time, visitation schedules, activities, expenses, messaging, journals and more.

If you need protections from domestic abuse (physical or mental) in Washoe County you can go to this link at the Second Judicial District Court website to apply for a Temporary Order for Protection Against Domestic Violence. The Court will assist you in the process to an extent; however, Surratt Law Practice can provide additional advice to assure you are protected.

PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.