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How to File for Divorce in Nevada


If you are considering filing for divorce, you may be curious regarding what legal documents the court will need, how to submit those documents, and how the entire divorce process works in the state of Nevada. Your best course of action is to contact an experienced attorney, as the legal process of divorce can be complex and challenging, even if you are planning on an uncontested divorce where both parties agree on most matters.

Requirements to File for Divorce in Nevada 

There are several requirements you must meet before filing for divorce in the state of Nevada. First, at least one of the spouses must have lived in the state for at least six weeks prior to filing for divorce. Nevada is considered a “no-fault” divorce state which means that there does not need to be a specific reason that one party is requesting a divorce. The three reasons that a spouse may request a divorce in Nevada are: incompatibility, living separately for at least 1 year, or one spouse has been determined to be legally insane for at least 2 years prior to the other spouse filing for divorce.

Types of Divorce in Nevada 

There are two types of divorce in Nevada: Formal divorce proceedings and summary divorce. A formal divorce is a contested divorce where the parties do not agree on some of the more substantial issues such as child support, child custody, or division of property. A summary divorce is one in which both parties agree on all material issues regarding the divorce, and no determination is needed regarding parental rights.


You may believe that you and your partner agree on all aspects of the divorce, however, oftentimes, the divorce process will make one spouse, or both, reconsider their position on major issues such as alimony, child support amounts, child custody or the division or property. You will need to make determinations regarding how to divide your assets and debts, pension plans, savings/assets, as well as child custody determinations and more. These issues can become complex and challenging quickly.

Divorces can take anywhere from a few weeks in the case of a summary divorce to several months if there are significant issues that are unresolved between both parties. Contacting an experienced divorce attorney can help ensure that your rights are protected.

Contact an Experienced Divorce Attorney Today

If you are considering a divorce, you may feel understandably overwhelmed at the entire process. Even if you believe you and your spouse will be able to agree on all significant issues related to your divorce, it is always best to visit with an experienced divorce attorney to help you understand your legal rights, ensure that the proper legal paperwork is filled out correctly, and then submitted in a timely manner. Contact the Las Vegas divorce attorneys at Ghandi Deeter Blackham Law Offices. We can answer your divorce, property division, alimony, child support, and child custody questions. Visit with one of our attorneys at 410-535-5500 today for your free consultation.




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