This post is being written to conclude and recap my series on filing for a Nevada divorce if you or your spouse are not a resident of the state. I felt it was necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that, for obvious reasons, many people may not know how to proceed in such a situation. The legal system can seem overwhelming and dealing with interstate issues can make it even more complicated. The goal of my recent articles has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation. It has also been 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 lawyer.
I have addressed several topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have analyzed include:
- Can a non-resident file for a Nevada divorce
- Establishing residency for a Nevada divorce
- Handling a Nevada divorce when you live out of state
- Handling a Nevad divorce when your spouse lives out of state
There are several reasons why I chose to address these topics. First, a non-resident can file for divorce in Nevada if their spouse has been a resident of the state for at least six weeks. Second, if one wishes to file for divorce while living in our state then they must be able to show that they have been a Nevada resident for at least six weeks. It is important to remember, however, that even if one establishes residency, the Court may lack jurisdiction over issues such as child custody, spousal support, and more. Third, handling a divorce while you or your spouse are out of state can be fairly straightforward as most hearings can be held virtually. It will typically be required, however, that you come to Nevada to attend a trial if one is held. Finally, it is important to remember that interstate divorces can quickly become complicated due to issues involving child visitation and more.
One point I stressed in each of these articles is that it is important for you to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney. Interstate cases can involve many issues not found in a typical divorce and no two cases are the same. By discussing your matter with qualified counsel you help to ensure that you are taking steps to protect your interests. I am a Las Vegas divorce lawyer who has handled many cases where one of the spouses resides outside of Nevada. If you are in need of assistance then contact my office online or by telephone today to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to being of assistance.