This post concludes and recaps my series on the handling of Las Vegas divorce cases in which one cannot find their spouse. I decided to write on this topic due to the fact that many people are unsure of how to proceed in such a situation. Unfortunately, some make the mistake of thinking that they are unable to get divorced. The goal of my last several posts has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation and to assist them in making a more informed decision when selecting a family law attorney. If you need assistance then contact my office today to speak with a divorce lawyer.
I have discussed several topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have analyzed include:
- Filing for Nevada divorce after spousal abandonment
- Filing for divorce from an out of country spouse
- Filing for divorce when a military member is deployed
- Divorce after your spouse has been deported
- Divorce when one is medically incapacitated
- Issues in divorce cases where the spouses are in two different states
These are important topics for a person to understand. First, even if you do not know your spouse’s whereabouts you can serve him or her through a process known as “publication.” Second, the process can be completed when your significant other is in another country by dealing with the foreign consulate. Third, there are special provisions of the law, of which one must be aware, when a military member has been deployed. These provisions may delay the proceedings. Fourth, when one is medically incapacitated it is possible to have the case resolved through a guardian. Finally, inter-state divorces are more common than one may realize.
One point I have stressed through each of these articles is the need to discuss your situation with an experienced family law attorney. The publication process, as well as other issues which arise in these types of cases, requires that specific rules be followed. Failure to properly follow the rules of procedure can result in delays to your case or, worse, your matter being dismissed entirely. As a Las Vegas divorce lawyer I have handled many such matters. Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation.