Nevada is a no-fault state. This means that in Nevada, the spouse who files for divorce doesn’t need to prove that the other spouse was in any way at fault or provide a reason beyond being incompatible when filing for divorce.

Grounds for divorce.

  • Living separately. When the husband and wife have lived separate and apart for 1 year without cohabitation.
  • Incompatibility. Nevada law allows you to file for divorce if you are willing to state that you are incompatible in marriage. It is chosen grounds for divorce because there are no special requirements for either spouse to prove anything and because incompatibility does not require the spouses to live apart for such a long period of time. 
  • Insanity existing for 2 years prior to the commencement of the action. When the court grants divorce on grounds of insanity, this does not relieve the person who petitioned for the divorce from responsibility in contributing to the support and maintenance of the allegedly insane spouse. The court may also require the plaintiff who petitions for divorce on the grounds of insanity to post a bond in an amount determined appropriate by the court.

Nevada divorce laws allow a woman the right to change her name back to her former name.

During the process of a divorce in Nevada, a woman who changed her name legally to the name of her spouse after the marriage can resume the use of the name she used immediately before this marriage, or resume her birth name. The other spouse does not have a say in if the name should change or stay the same.

Should You Contact a Nevada Family Law Attorney?

Family is the most important thing in your life and when legal matters come up, you want an attorney who will help ensure that you and your family’s best interests are protected. When deciding on the right family law attorney, it is best to work with someone who is knowledgeable about the law and needs of your family. At Jacovino Law, we care about clients and help you through tough legal matters. The attorneys Jacovino Law have helped many clients through their divorce and other family law matters. We will guide you through the process and work to help you achieve your objectives. Contact us at (702) 776-7179 or schedule a consultation online at