meet your attorney

Amber Candelaria, Esq.

I was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

I attended Pepperdine University where I earned a degree in Psychology while studying under Dr. Danielle Polage, Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, a published researcher in the area of memory, eye witness testimony, lying and jury deliberation.

After graduation, I returned to the Las Vegas community to study law at the William S. Boyd School of Law and to represent the interests of Las Vegas families. 

I began my career with the Eighth Judicial District Court as the law clerk for the Presiding Judge. During my tenure with the court, I served as Managing Attorney, Program Director, and was selected by the family court judges to serve as a Pro Tem Hearing Master.

In 2012, I left the Court to reinvest in the Las Vegas community and open my firm— the Candelaria Law Group— with a vision of providing uncompromised, individual, high quality legal services, helping families safely navigate through the often complex family court system. 

About Amber


Court Hearings


years studying and working in the legal System


Certified NITA AdvocateS in the State of Nevada 

“You can’t predict the future, but you can plan for it.”

I work closely with clients to craft professional, creative legal solutions to meet their legal needs while safeguarding overall health, stability, and wellbeing. 

I offer Legal Services in these practice Areas: 

- Appeals
- Adoption
- Alimony
- Asset and Debt Division 
- Attorney’s Fees
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Divorce

- Legal Separation 
- Pre-litigation planning
- Premarital Agreements
- Privacy
- Personal Injury
- Relocation
- Military Divorce
- Out of State Orders 

I bring an inside perspective. 

After graduating from the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law in the top of my class, I was offered a law clerk position by Judge Ritchie, who at the time was the Presiding Judge of the Eighth Judicial District's Family Court. During my tenure at the family court, I served as the managing attorney and program director for the Court’s family law self-help, the domestic violence protection center, and a division of the clerk of the court.

My in-depth knowledge of the innerworkings of the family court enables me to provide highly specialized legal services to my clients in navigating the often complex legal system.


why work with me

I give you the attention you deserve

Some larger law firms take pride in the number of clients they take on, but more lawyers often lead to your case being juggled throughout the office.

I take a personal approach to my practice. I limit the number of clients I represent in order to give each case the priority and attention it deserves. I pride myself on providing uncompromised time and attention, intimately knowledgeable of every nuance. My practice is about people and their futures. 


I focus on families and their wellbeing.

When your family life is in turmoil your entire life is affected. It’s difficult to work, interact with friends and extended family, and perform everyday tasks. 

I use the foundation and experience of my Psychology degree to put your mental health and wellbeing first throughout the time we work together.



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q. How can I avoid a custody battle?

q. Would my spouse pay for my legal fees?

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