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Divorce can be one of the most stressful times in a person's life. Even in Las Vegas, with some of the most progressive divorce laws in the country, it can be a difficult process.

If you and your spouse have decided to divorce, you could benefit from working with a Nevada divorce laws include the following provisions:

  • Residency requirement: One or both spouses must live in the state of Nevada for at least 6 weeks prior to filing. The divorce petition may be filed in which either party lives, in which the couple married, or in which the couple cohabited for at least 6 weeks.
  • Waiting periods: Nevada does not require a waiting period after filing the divorce petition before the divorce may be granted.
  • Grounds for divorce: Nevada is a no-fault divorce state. The two ground for a no-fault divorce in Nevada are incompatibility or living separate and apart for a period of 1 year or more.
  • Property division: Nevada is a community property distribution state. Typically in a divorce, all property, assets and debts brought into a marriage by either spouse is retained by that spouse, while those acquired during the marriage are split equally between the spouses.

The divorce process commonly decides issues such as alimony, child custody and child support, if required. These elements are decided on a case-by-case basis, depending on the unique factors of the case. An attorney can help you determine how they may come into play during your divorce.

Get Help Today from a Las Vegas Divorce Lawyer

Divorcing can be a stressful process, with more decisions to make than you have time to make them. You can enlist an local divorce attorney to help guide you through the process and help you fight for the things that matter most to you.

Connect with an attorney today. Simply fill out the quick case review form on this page to arrange your initial consultation with a Las Vegas divorce attorney.

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Laws may have changed since our last update. This is for informational purposes and is not legal advice. Speak to a local divorce attorney for legal advice about your particular situation.