Kari has a passion for the law. She always wanted to be an attorney and has chosen to focus on family law. Although many of the cases may seem to be similar, there are so many things that happen during people’s lives that make each case interesting. “Each person I meet is at a different point in their lives. I am able to work with someone who feels that their world is crashing and falling apart. I explain that I can help them through their situation and in the end achieve an outcome that they are happy with and can live with. This is so worth the time and effort I put into each and every case.”
Originally from Ohio, Kari graduated Cum Laude from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2005 and admitted to practice in Florida in 2005 and Nevada in 2006. Kari began focusing on family law in 2006 and decided that not only was it a more challenging area to be involved in, but has found it to be a much more rewarding career.
Unlike many firms where a large staff works on a client’s case, Kari chooses to work on all of her cases herself, which allows her the opportunity to get to know each of her clients on a very personal level. “I have had many clients surprised that they do not experience the feeling they had working with other attorneys where they feel they are just a name or case number. I treat each one of my clients’ cases as if it were my own. As I said earlier, so many times someone in a long-term marriage or relationship feels like they have lost everything—their family, friends, support, income and their children. It is devastating when people go through this, and I feel that as an attorney, it is my job to ensure them that I will make this process as smooth as possible for them. I also have many resources to connect my clients with so that they don’t have to continue feeling that way any longer.
“In every family law case, there is so much that happens and changes throughout the litigation, and as an attorney, you have to know what is going on throughout the entire case and be able to counsel your clients appropriately. The best advice that I give at my initial consultation is that the client must be comfortable with the attorney they choose to represent them. Family law is an area where the client has to be open with their attorney and be willing to tell them everything about their relationship and what has happened during their marriage, cohabitation or while they were dating. A client has to be able to tell their attorney if there are drugs or alcohol issues, mental health issues, domestic violence —all sorts of issues that normally people try to hide.
In order to better educate the community about family law and issues, Kari offers an evening seminar on Thursday nights at her office. It is free of charge, but an RSVP is required, as there are weeks when Kari is committed elsewhere. “I open my office to allow anyone to come in and ask questions on any area of family law in an attempt to educate them. If someone is not comfortable in this situation or feel they need more one-to-one assistance, I always offer a one-hour free consultation with an appointment.”
Kari Molnar focuses her practice on family law issues, which include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Spousal Support/Alimony
• Child Custody
• Termination of Parental Rights
• Grandparent/Third Party Visitation Rights
• Domestic Violence
• Name Changes
• Unbundled Court Appearances