Filing for Divorce in Las Vegas NV
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Divorce is one of the most sensitive and emotionally charged legal matters most people will ever face. If you cannot continue to make your marriage work, you should not wait to obtain the experienced legal guidance you need to help you navigate this complex process. At The Hill Law Group, our Las Vegas family law team of attorneys has over three decades of combined legal experience, which we will use to protect your future.
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The Divorce Process in Nevada
No two divorces are identical and, therefore, the process will differ from case to case, depending on if your divorce is contested or uncontested. That said, there are still some key steps every divorce will have to go through. One spouse will have to file a complaint for divorce, which will include requests involving key issues like child custody, division of property, child support, and alimony. The other spouse must respond to the complaint within 20 days. In his or her response, the spouse will have to address each of these key issues with a counterclaim. Regardless if you were the spouse who initiated the divorce or you are responding to the complaint, it is crucial to have skilled legal representation at this time.
Both spouses must also file a financial disclosure form with the court, which will help guide decisions regarding the division of debts and assets, child support, and spousal support. Additionally, you might also have to file a motion for temporary orders regarding child custody and support. In some cases, it is possible for a temporary order to become permanent.
To learn more about the divorce process and which approach is best for your circumstances, you will need an experienced attorney on your side to provide the advice you will need to get through this.
Is Nevada a No Fault Divorce State?
Yes. Nevada is a no-fault divorce state. A no-fault divorce is when a couple has irreconcilable differences rather than a spouse trying to prove the other spouse committed a wrongdoing resulting in the need for a divorce.
In addition to irreconcilable differences, no-fault divorces are typically granted when:
- The couple has been separated for 12 months or more
- The couple shows they are incompatible
- The couple can prove there was an irretrievable breakdown of their marriage
Divorce FAQ in Las Vegas, NV
Can I change my divorce lawyers during the divorce?
Yes, if you are working with a lawyer that is not right for you, then it is important to find a lawyer that is a better fit. The right lawyer will fight for your best interests. Contact us today if you want to learn more.
What are temporary orders?
These are orders that are issued during the process of divorce. The orders dictate matters such as living situations and child related issues before the divorce is finalized. Oftentimes the temporary orders become permanent orders once the divorce is finalized.
What are the grounds for divorce in Nevada?
Nevada is a no-fault divorce state, meaning that neither spouse must be “at fault” for the other spouse to seek divorce. Rather, if there are irreconcilable differences between the couple, then one of the spouses can file for divorce. The other spouse does not have to agree to the divorce. However, certain “faults” might be considered when determining matters such as property division and alimony.
Is there a residency requirement to file for divorce in Nevada?
Yes, at least one of the spouses must be a state resident for a minimum of six weeks before filing for divorce in Nevada.
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No one ever gets married with the expectation that they will one day have to divorce, but it happens nonetheless. If you believe you need to dissolve your marriage, contact The Hill Law Group today for the exceptional legal representation you need to get through this difficult experience. You can rely on our knowledge, experience, and expertise to help you get started on this new chapter in your life.
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