Your Divorce Questions Answered by a Las Vegas Divorce Attorney
Our firm's primary area of practice is devoted to family law. Family law is a broad term used generally to describe the laws, rules, and procedures that govern domestic relationships and disputes.
Our firm understands that many people considering or filing for divorce face a variety of challenges and have a lot of questions. We strive to inform our clients of their rights and educate them about the processes they face. Below, find answers to commonly asked questions about filing for divorce in Las Vegas.
Read answers to commonly asked questions below. If you still have questions, call us at (702) 899-2875. We are happy to help.
What are the grounds for divorce in Nevada?
Nevada is a no-fault state, and one party cannot prevent the other party from obtaining a divorce so long as the minimal jurisdictional requirements are met and at least one of the parties no longer wants to be married.
The grounds for divorce in Nevada are:
- Incompatibility of husband and wife
- Insanity existing for two years
- When the husband and wife have lived separate and apart for one year without cohabitation
I reside in Nevada but my husband lives in another state. Can I file for divorce in Nevada?
Yes. The District Court in Nevada has jurisdiction to enter a decree of divorce so long as either you or your spouse resided in Nevada for at least six weeks prior to the divorce action being filed with the court.
How long does it take to obtain a divorce in Nevada?
It depends. The circumstances of each case are different, but much will depend on whether your divorce is uncontested or contested. If you and your spouse can resolve property division, child custody, and support issues, your case will be completed much faster than if you fight. Generally, an uncontested action will take between two and six weeks. However, a contested matter will likely take six months or more to complete.
Why should I hire Law Practice, Ltd. to assist with my divorce?
Our family law attorney has developed a comprehensive knowledge of the applicable laws and procedures and provides clients with vigorous and effective legal representation. Few areas of the law are as emotionally charged as family law, especially when the parties are involved in a contested divorce action or child custody battle. Our goal is to provide you with quality representation to ensure that your rights are protected and that you reach an agreeable settlement.
At Law Practice, Ltd., we do not use boilerplate fill-in-the-blank forms. Instead, we take the time to understand your particular situation. The documents we prepare are customized for your particular situation. We have developed procedures to ensure that each divorce case is effectively and efficiently managed and that each client is kept well-informed and advised as to the progress of their case.