Petition for DivorceThis is the first post in a series of articles which will address the common question of how to file for divorce in Nevada. I have decided to write on this issue due to the fact our state has some of the most liberal divorce laws in the country. This can lead to confusion on the part of some spouses as to whether or not they may move forward in our state. The goal of my coming articles is to provide information which will assist you with better understanding your situation. It is also my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a family law attorney. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a Las Vegas lawyer.

I will be addressing several topics over my coming articles. Issues which I will analyze include:

  • Nevada’s residency requirements for divorce
  • Whether someone can move to Nevada and file for divorce
  • How long a Nevada divorce may take and how much it might cost
  • When spouses may wish to consider filing for divorce in another state

There are several reasons why I am choosing to address these topics. First, one cannot file for divorce in our state until they have been a bona fide resident for at least six weeks. In determining whether one is a resident, the Court may possibly look at several factors. Second, it is not uncommon for people to move to Las Vegas simply to establish a residence and file for divorce six weeks later. As I will explain, such cases may result in a dismissal in favor of actions filed in another jurisdiction. Third, depending on whether the matter is contested, a case can be completed quickly. I will discuss the potential costs and legal fees involved. Finally, if one files in our state, but another state has jurisdiction over a greater number of issues, then the Nevada Court may defer to the other state.

If you are considering ending a marriage then it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. How you proceed will impact your future obligations in regard to child support, spousal support, property division, and more. I am a Las Vegas family law lawyer who devotes her practice to domestic relations cases. I understand that this is a serious time in your life and I will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact my office today.