Divorce in Nevada

Getting a divorce can be an incredibly stressful time in a person’s life. Dissolving a marriage is often a difficult decision especially if there are children, significant assets, and other financial considerations involved. When you file for divorce in Nevada, you’ll need to give a reason or grounds for the divorce. Most people use incompatibility with no chance for reconciliation. Nevada is a no-fault state, meaning that you can file for divorce based on incompatibility with your spouse. Nevada’s divorce process time is much faster than some other states. Once you’ve filed your divorce paperwork, there is no waiting period before your divorce is granted in Nevada. If you and your spouse are in agreement on all terms of your divorce, your case should move swiftly.  Other divorce requirements include that 1 party be a resident and physically present in Nevada for a period of six weeks prior to filing and has the intention of remaining in Nevada. This time increases to 6 months if children are involved. Nevada also requires a resident witness where another Nevada resident signs stating that he/she has seen you living in Nevada for 6 weeks.

Can I change my name at the time of divorce?

Yes. Divorcing spouses have the option to change their last name at the time of the divorce. The name change is always a choice and not a requirement. This is typically done by the female, who returns to her maiden name.

Can I get an annulment in Nevada?

Yes.  Grounds for obtaining an annulment are:

1. Lack of consent by at least one parent, guardian or District Court; if the person is a minor or lacks capacity in some way.
2.  Want of understanding, incapacity, close blood relation; one person already married, fraud, or other grounds.

Even with the above grounds for annulment it is up to the judge to decide if you have presented enough evidence to support the grounds to grant the annulment.

If the annulment is not granted then most parties will need to file for a divorce to have the court rule on their separation.

We have extensive experience in most aspects of family law. Let our experience help protect your rights. If you are going through a divorce  or want information on an annulment contact us today for an consultation. Jacovino Law represents clients throughout Clark County, Nevada including Las Vegas, Henderson, and North Las Vegas. Contact us at (702) 776-7179 or schedule a consultation online at https://jacovinolaw.com/schedule-a-consultation .