Las Vegas Family Law Solutions is operated by McFarling Law Group, a Family Law firm in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our legal team has years of experience in analyzing complex financial cases and identifying the key issues.
With services ranging from QDRO preparations and Malmquist analyses to monthly Advice columns, our legal team is focused on providing our clients with a full spectrum of Family Law financial services.
Both professional and empathetic, we bring simplicity to our clients when handling their complex financial needs. We gauge our client satisfaction on efficient resolutions as well as gaining trust through their level of comprehension regarding the process.
EMILY MCFARLING, ESQ.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Emily worked for three years at the Tobacco Control Resource Center and Tobacco Products Liability Project in Boston, Massachusetts doing research projects on legal issues relating to tobacco. Emily has worked for the New Hampshire Department of Justice Consumer Protection Division and three law firms in Massachusetts in the areas of family law, tobacco and other toxic tort litigation, real estate, business transactions and estate planning. Emily writes children’s books for children going through family law issues and operates a publishing company for children’s books. While her practice is focused in southern Nevada, Emily is also licensed to practice in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Supreme Court, United States District Court – District of Nevada, as well as all state courts in Arizona and California.
MICHAEL BURTON, ESQ.
Michael grew up in Wisconsin, moving to Las Vegas in 2003. An avid Packer fan, Michael enjoys sports. Michael also enjoys spending time with his dogs (English and French Bulldog) and his wife, who is a fellow family law attorney.
Michael has worked at McFarling Law Group since 2008. During that time, he has assumed numerous managerial roles and acted as the initial point of contact for new clients. In this role, Michael has reviewed over 8,000 family law cases during his time at McFarling Law Group.
Michael has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Management from UNLV. Michael owns a commercial LED lighting business with customers worldwide and many notable, high-profile projects.
Michael earned his Juris Doctor from Boyd School of Law at UNLV. While at Boyd, Michael was selected as Outstanding Community Service Volunteer and also received an academic scholarship. While in law school, Michael focused on classes taught by adjunct professors who are active practitioners in the community—with an emphasis on legal writing and trial advocacy. This includes classes taught by District Attorney Steve Wolfson and esteemed retired Federal Judge Philip Pro.
Michael’s style is considered aggressive but reasonable. With a focus on high-conflict contested divorce and custody matters, Michael has significant courtroom and trial experience. But, Michael also has the ability to settle cases outside of court, when the terms are right.
Michael has exceptional client satisfaction as his clients know he is looking out for their best interest, and they appreciate Michael’s candid advice.
ASHLEE VAZQUEZ, ESQ.
Ashlee attended the UNLV Boyd School of Law part-time evening program while working full-time at a law firm and volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), helping foster children in the courts. During her time at Boyd, Ashlee was also selected to be a student attorney with the Mediation Clinic providing free mediation services to small claim litigants and family court litigants who cannot afford to pay for mediation services. Ashlee also received mediation training from the renowned Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution.
During law school, Ashlee first worked for Clear Counsel Law Group, a probate and estate planning firm. In 2014, Ashlee joined McFarling Law Group where she started as a legal assistant, moved up to law clerk and then associate attorney. Her experience in each aspect of working in a law firm gives her keen insight into the procedural methods for obtaining the best results for her clients.
In 2016, Ashlee obtained her Juris Doctor from Boyd School of Law, where she received a CALI award as the top student in her legal writing class and Highest Pro Bono Honors. In 2017, Ashlee was licensed to practice law in Nevada and the U.S. District Court of Nevada. In 2018, she was awarded the Outstanding Service Award for her work as a CASA.
Ashlee focuses her practice on contested divorce and child custody cases and family law appeals. Ashlee’s extensive knowledge of family law in Nevada extends to numerous cases she’s briefed for the Nevada Supreme Court and Nevada Court of Appeals. Ashlee’s appellate experience includes the areas of legal separation, guardianship, custody, attorney’s fees, child support, and legal custody issues.
In her spare time, Ashlee enjoys traveling, concerts, and comedy shows. She also enjoys outdoor activities such as running, hiking, and snowboarding.
KIMBER LAUX, ESQ.
Kimber was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she learned to love the heat. (It’s a dry heat!) She developed a passion for storytelling and in 2015 graduated from UNLV with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Media Studies and Sociology. Kimber began working at the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2013, covering stories about local crime and the courts. She wrote several stories about child abuse and domestic violence, which sparked her desire to become an attorney and do more for voiceless Southern Nevada communities.
Kimber attended the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV as a full-time student beginning in 2016 while continuing to work part-time at the Las Vegas Review-Journal. In the summer of 2017, she worked as a law clerk on civil rights cases at a small firm and interned for the Honorable Judge Jerry Wiese at the Eighth Judicial District Court. During the summer of 2018, she worked as a law clerk at the ACLU of Nevada on a grant from the Public Interest Law Association.
While at Boyd, Kimber was an executive board member of PILA and OutLaws (a law student organization focused on LGTBQ advocacy), and was a member of the Immigration Law Society, the Organization of Women Law Students, and the Health Law Society. During her first year of law school, Kimber co-instructed a weekly Paternity and Custody course at UNLV. During her third year, she worked for the Family Justice Clinic as a student attorney, working on cases related to guardianship, adoption, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.
In 2019, Kimber obtained her Juris Doctor from Boyd, where she received CALI awards for earning the highest grade in her legal writing, pretrial litigation, and environmental law courses. She also received a CALI award for her work in the Family Justice Clinic, and she earned a place on the Dean’s List beginning in 2018.
Kimber is licensed to practice law in Nevada and the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada in 2019.
When she’s not representing Nevada families, Kimber enjoys playing volleyball, hiking, snowboarding, and reading. She loves dogs with her entire being and has two of her own.
SAMANTHA SCOFIELD, ESQ.
Astasia Lucas, Esq.
Astasia was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her mother has been a paralegal for over 15 years and would often take Astasia with her to Take Your Child to Work Day. At an early age, Astasia wanted to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a paralegal. However, it was her mother who encouraged her to become an attorney.
Astasia graduated from Arbor View High School, where she received an Advanced Honors Diploma. As an undergraduate student, Astasia attended Arizona State University. After her freshman year in college, she transferred to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to be closer to her family and friends. In 2015, Astasia received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Family Studies. While attending the University of Nevada Las Vegas, she made the Dean’s List several times. During this time, Astasia also worked full-time as a receptionist at a family law firm and was eventually promoted to legal assistant. This experience was the driving force behind Astasia’s decision to become a family law attorney.
Astasia attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law on an academic scholarship beginning in 2016. Astasia was in the law school’s full-time program, while working part-time as a paralegal for a family law and personal injury attorney. While at Boyd, Astasia was on the executive board of several organizations, including the Black Law Students Association, Dispute Resolution Society, and Organization of Women Law Students. She also taught free paternity and child custody classes to the Las Vegas community, and externed for the Honorable Frank P. Sullivan at the Eighth Judicial District Court.
In 2020, Astasia obtained her Juris Doctor from Boyd Law School, with Pro Bono Honors and a concentration in dispute resolution. Her education and work experience quickly taught her that most cases settle through some form of conflict resolution before going to trial. Astasia was also selected to be a Saltman Fellow by the nationally and internationally renowned Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution. Through the Saltman Center, she received extensive mediation and negotiation training. Astasia also served as a Student Attorney in the UNLV Mediation Clinic, where she co-mediated divorce, child custody and child dependency cases.
Prior to working at McFarling Law Group, Astasia worked as a law clerk at a personal injury firm, where she gained a passion for helping those who have been physically injured due to the negligence or recklessness of another. Thereafter, she worked as a law clerk at the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada in their Children’s Attorneys Project program, working with children in the welfare system. In 2020, Astasia joined McFarling Law Group as a law clerk, bringing with her years of legal experience. Since being at McFarling Law Group, Astasia has gained valuable insight and furthered her knowledge on divorce, child custody, and guardianship matters. Upon successfully passing the Bar Exam in 2020, Astasia became an associate attorney at McFarling Law Group. Astasia is licensed to practice law in the State of Nevada.
In her free time, Astasia likes to spend time with her family and friends and her dog, Ace (a Yorkshire terrier). She loves to travel, go to concerts and festivals, and is always eager to catch the latest movies.
Legal Assistant, Document Clerk, Social Media Manager
Aaron was born in Miami, Florida, but moved to Las Vegas in 2002. He has been raised a local ever since.
As a die-hard Miami Heat fan, Aaron enjoys all sports ranging from football to basketball. Aaron enjoys most of his time with family and friends, who push him to do better.
Aaron has worked at McFarling Law Group since January of 2020 and has assumed roles as a Document Clerk, Social Media manager, and legal assistant, primarily assigned on QDRO preparation services.
Aaron is currently attending the University of Nevada Las Vegas obtaining his undergraduate education in hopes of attending law school. Switching from his major in Journalism, Aaron has found a passion for law and has worked through the swift transition into Criminal Justice by maintaining a 3.8 GPA.
Aaron has seen his fair share of customer service through his years working in retail stores such as Home Depot and works on a daily basis to make client satisfaction his number one priority.
Alex was born in Boston, MA. He received his B.A. in English Literature from College of The Holy Cross where he developed a passion for analyzing and looking and at things from all different perspectives. After graduating from college, Alex worked in Talent Acquisition and Recruitment Strategy for Boston Consulting Group and BitSight Technologies. His experience in Talent Acquisition taught him how to build strong business relationships through hard work and trust.
Tired of the cold, Alex decided to move to Las Vegas in 2019 and began working in accounting for a small tax law firm where he learned the fundamentals of tax law and bankruptcy. Joining McFarling Law Group in 2020, Alex brings with him a strong desire to help people and their families get through stressful legal situations as easily as possible with the best outcome.
When he isn’t working Alex enjoys reading up on current events and watching the New England Patriots.
Sue has lived in Las Vegas for over 30 years. She is originally from Redondo Beach, California. She has travelled all over the world as a professional ice skater, which brought her to Las Vegas and eventually unpacked her suitcases for good. She has worked in the entertainment field most of her life, either in front of the curtain or behind. Most recently, she worked over a decade in immigration for a large entertainment company here in Las Vegas handling all aspects of their foreign employees.
When Sue isn’t at work, she spends her time with her husband and 3 dogs enjoying everything outdoors. She loves to ice skate, of course, and always looks forward to watching the ice-skating championships either in person or on TV. Her love for dogs, especially golden retrievers, has a very special place in her heart.
Kiya grew up in rural Michigan. She moved to Las Vegas in November 2015. Kiya attended St. Therese Learning Institute where she graduated with a Nursing Assistant certificate. After working about a year as a CNA, Kiya decided to pursue a career in the legal field. Kiya started as a Medical Records clerk for a personal injury firm and moved her way up to a legal assistant, working in litigation for multiple areas of personal injury and more recently, family law. Working in the medical field gave Kiya true insight to empathizing and taking care of people. It’s her favorite part of the job.
In addition to her personal injury and medical background, Kiya has experienced divorce as well. Her parents divorced in 2015, and despite being an adult, it still struck a chord with her and made her realize how difficult those situations are.
Most of Kiya’s free time is spent with her husband. They love to be out riding the motorcycle, working on cars or spending time with close friends and family. Kiya is an avid Disney fan and loves to read. She enjoys watching football or UFC as well. When she can, Kiya travels to the east coast to spend time with her father, stepmother, and siblings.
Alex was born in Hamburg, Germany. In Germany she worked as a manager in customer service for over 20 years and has solid accounting experience.
Alex moved to Las Vegas last year and in July she started at McFarling Law Group.
Alexandra spends her free time with her family and often goes on short trips outside Las Vegas. Her favorite place is the Narrows at Zion National Park. Her hobbies are cooking and gardening. Two baby desert tortoises complete the family.
Receptionist and Consultation Clerk
In her spare time, Carly loves cooking and being with her whole family. She loves to spend time outside of her home on family outings. Carly is also a very dedicated mother of two. Her kids keep her motivated to succeed in every aspect of life.