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.
Emily opened a solo law practice in Las Vegas in 2003 with the primary focus of family law. Since that time Emily has worked diligently to establish a reputation as a knowledgeable and aggressive attorney, gaining the respect of both her peers and Judges. Emily has grown her practice over the years and in 2010 gained the credential of Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of Nevada. This is the top Family Law credential an attorney can obtain in Nevada.
While her practice is primarily focused on representing clients in the Nevada Supreme Court, Nevada Court of Appeals, and Clark County District Court Family Division, Emily is also licensed to practice in the United States Supreme Court, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Court – District of Nevada, as well as all state courts in Arizona and California and she represents clients in those courts in cases related to her primary practice.
Emily is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and President of the Nevada Chapter. She is a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and an AV Preeminent Rated Attorney by Martindale Hubbell. Emily is a member of the Hague Convention Attorney Network for the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs / U.S. Central Authority for the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Emily has been appointed by the Nevada Supreme Court to serve on the Commission on Nevada Rules of Appellate Procedure. Emily is also a certified parenting coordinator, arbitrator, and mediator.
As an attorney, Emily is particularly knowledgeable in handling complex property division and financial issues, as well as division of pensions and defined benefit plans through QDRO’s (Qualified Domestic Relations Orders).
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 litigation, real estate, business transactions and estate planning.
Emily writes children’s books for children going through family law issues and operates a small publishing company. In her free time, she is a country and jazz singer. She is mom to two teen boys and four dogs.
Summer Xiaoxue Squires, Esq.
Summer was born and raised in PRC’s capital city Beijing. She came to the United States as an international student in 2010. Summer is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington, and DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Nevada, Illinois, and the United States District Court of the Northern District in Illinois. After living in the Midwest for 13 years, Summer moved with her young family to Nevada.
During law school, Summer clerked for Judge Mark J. Lopez (retired) in the Domestic Relations Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. She also practiced in the DePaul Domestic Violence Project to assist domestic violence victims. Summer is a past president of the DePaul Pacific American Law Students Association and a two-time Diversity Scholarship winner. She started volunteering at Chicago Chinatown Pro Bono Clinic as a Mandarin- English interpreter during her first year in law school. Due to her community service, she was awarded the DePaul Dean’s Certificate of Service and the Chancellor’s Award for Service.
In Chicago, Summer worked in a Fortune 500 company, a municipal law department, and a big family law firm. She gained extensive and sophisticated civil litigation experience with a focus on Matrimonial Law. Summer is a certified Child’s Representative by Chicago Volunteer Legal Service who is appointed by the court and represents the minor children’s best interests. She has also been a fierce advocate for the Asian American community in Chicago. Summer was the communication chair and officer of the Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago, and a board member of the Chinese American Bar Association. Summer also participates in the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association lobby day at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. annually before covid pandemic. She continues her volunteer and community service with the Chinese Mutual Aid Association and Chinese American Service League with her legal and bilingual skills.
As a new mother and recent immigrant, Summer empathizes with her clients’ struggles and goals, which she has fought for in and out of the courtroom. Summer is a voracious reader because of her father, her primary caretaker with his flexible schedule as a small business owner. She also got her passion for sports and politics from her father. But Summer received the best advice on how to be a good parent from her mother: just be a role model.
Julio Vigoreaux, Jr., Esq.
Attorney (Hablo español)
From humble beginnings to a name synonymous with advocacy for fathers’ rights, Mr. Vigoreaux’s story is a testament to the power of perseverance, integrity, and unwavering commitment to justice. Born and raised in Southern California, Mr. Vigoreaux embarked on a transformative journey that led him to the field of family law, inspired by personal experiences that hit close to home.
After an honorable discharge from the United States Coast Guard, Mr. Vigoreaux faced one of the most challenging battles of his life: fighting for joint custody of his son. Hindered by inadequate legal representation that resulted in both financial loss and emotional strain, Mr. Vigoreaux took the bull by the horns and successfully represented himself in court. It was this ordeal that illuminated a significant gap in the system: the lack of resources and support for single fathers.
Motivated to be a part of the solution, Mr. Vigoreaux, initially devoted himself to advocating for fathers. Along his professional journey, he met incredible mothers facing similar struggles, which expanded his focus to fighting for the rights of all parents. Juggling work at a grocery store, fatherhood, and academics. His diligence paid off, earning him straight A’s and acceptance into U.C. Berkeley. Committed to honing his litigation skills, he double majored in English and Rhetoric.
Following his successful academic career at Berkeley, Mr. Vigoreaux enrolled in Whittier Law School to continue his legal education closer to his family. After graduating, he founded a paralegal office, primarily drafting motions for family law attorneys.
In October of 2019, Mr. Vigoreaux moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, after passing the Nevada State Bar Exam. In 2020, he opened his private practice, quickly making a name for himself in the field. His relentless dedication earned him recognition as one of the “Top 10 Under 40” in 2022 by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys and AVVO Peoples Choice Award in 2020, 2021, and 2022.
Today, Mr. Vigoreaux is thrilled to bring his wealth of experience and advocacy for parents to McFarling Law Firm. This move marks a significant transition from private practice as he seeks to expand his knowledge and contribute to the firm’s already robust capabilities.
When he’s not in the courtroom or at the office, Mr. Vigoreaux enjoys spending his downtime engaged in various activities such as video gaming, practicing martial arts, and hitting the gym. His two loyal companions, Temper and Bo, are never far behind.
Mr. Vigoreaux is not just an attorney; he is a living embodiment of resilience and a beacon for parents seeking justice in the family law system.
Law Clerk, Paralegal, 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, legal assistant, paralegal, and now law clerk. In addition to other duties, he is in charge of administering our QDRO preparation services.
Aaron is currently attending the University of Nevada Las Vegas Boyd School of Law obtaining his law degree. He attend UNLV and obtained a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
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.
Debbie Shalaty is the office manager for McFarling Law Group in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of the office, including, support staff supervision, customer service and facilities management. Debbie’s incredible organization skills keep our team running smoothly.
Debbie Shalaty has more than 20 years of professional experience in office administration, with an emphasis on law firm administration, personnel development, and client communications.
Debbie has lived in Las Vegas for over 30 years. She is originally from Tucson, Arizona where she was raised and attended the University of Arizona. She has three children, one daughter and two adult boys. In her free time, Debbie enjoys watching sports, enjoying the outdoors, and reading.