Las Vegas Contested Divorce Lawyer


Without a doubt, a divorce can take an emotional toll on an entire family and not just the divorcing couple. The experienced Family Law Attorneys at The Hill Law Group and understand the stress a divorce can place on a family, which is why we approach each case with compassion and personal dedication. Our attorneys zealously advocate for our clients and make sure their best interest is addressed and maintained throughout the entire divorce process.


Contested Divorce Law

A divorce is contested when the husband and wife cannot settle such issues as spousal support, alimony, child custody or child support and an equitable division of their assets or debts.

In Nevada, you have to be a resident of the state for at least 6 weeks prior to filing your complaint for divorce. Nevada is a No-Fault state which means that fault is not taken into consideration when obtaining a divorce. One simply has to allege that you do not get along with your spouse and that you can no longer live together as husband and wife.

Beginning the Divorce Process

Divorce is an emotional and trying event. There are many issues which need to be taken into consideration when seeking a divorce. The first step is to hire a competent attorney such as The Hill Law Group to guide you through the process so you can focus on getting your life back. First you will need to make an appointment with The Hill Law Group so we can gather the appropriate facts to analyze your case and decide the appropriate course of action.

Your Lawyer needs to know:

  • How long the couple has been married.
  • Where and when the couple was married.
  • What type of assets and debts the couple has.
  • Whether the couple has children.

If minor children are involved, then the husband and wife will have to decide which parent will have physical custody of the children, when will the other parent visit the children.

Issues involving children can turn divorce proceedings into an acrimonious battle between the spouses, leaving the children caught in the middle. The Divorce Attorney will fight for their clients’ position regarding their children, yet advise them to settle their differences with their spouse in a civil manner for their children’s sake. While the court takes the parents’ arguments into consideration, a judge bases his or her final decision on what is in the best interest of the children.

Going to Court

With the information obtained from the spouse, The Hill Law Group will file a complaint for divorce in court. The spouse initiating the divorce becomes the plaintiff and the other spouse becomes the defendant and is served with the divorce papers.
After obtaining a lawyer, the defendant spouse can file an answer to the plaintiff’s divorce claims. The Hill Law Group will begin negotiations with the defendant’s attorney. Both lawyers will attempt to work out an equitable settlement, all the while making sure his or her clients’ rights and wishes are not violated.

In the event that the husband and wife cannot reach agreement on certain issues, the couple can ask for a trial before a judge to resolve the matters in dispute.

A trial is usually ordered when a couple has significant disputes over finances, property, or child custody and support issues.

When making a decision on whether to file for divorce in Las Vegas, consult The Hill Law Group so you can benefit from the legal experience of our Contested divorce Attorneys. Whether a divorce takes only a few months or more than a year, our skilled and compassionate lawyers will ensure that your case is resolved so that you can begin a new life.

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