This post is being written to conclude and recap my series on how to file for divorce in the state of Nevada. I felt it was necessary to write on the topic due to the fact that, while our state has liberal divorce laws, there are procedures which must be followed. There are also legal implications which should be considered. The goal of my recent articles has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their options. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of an 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 addressed several topics over my recent articles. The issues which I chose to analyze include:
- Nevada’s six-week residency requirement for divorce
- Moving to Nevada to file for divorce
- How long a Nevada divorce can take and the potential cost
- When one may wish to file for divorce outside of Nevada
There are multiple reasons why I chose to address these topics. First, one only needs to live in our state for six weeks in order to file for divorce. While this may sound straightforward, it is important to remember that there can be disputes as to whether one actually “lives” in our state. Also, if the spouse has never stepped foot in Nevada then the party who lives here may not be able to gain a ruling on issues such as alimony. This gets to my second point, which is that moving to Nevada so that one may obtain a “quick” divorce can be problematic if the spouse is expected to object to the process. Third, how long a case may take will depend on whether it is contested, uncontested, and the types of issues involved. Finally, one may wish to file outside of our state if issues involving alimony, child custody, and out of state property are present.
One point I raised throughout this series is that it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible if you are considering ending a marriage. How the Court is going to rule, in any given situation, will always depend on the facts of the case. It is, therefore, important to discuss your specific situation with counsel so that you have an idea of what to expect from the process as well as potential outcomes. I am a Las Vegas divorce lawyer who devotes her practice to the handling of domestic relations law. I understand that the end of a marriage is a serious time in one’s life and I will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact my office online or by telephone today to schedule an appointment. I look forward to speaking with you.