Frequent Family Law Questions

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What does Nevada family law cover? 

    Family law covers name changes, child relocation, divorces, annulments, adoptions, termination of parental rights, alimony, paternity custody, child support, and guardianship. 

Can I file for divorce in Nevada? 

    In order to file for divorce in Nevada, you must live in Nevada for at least six weeks and plan to remain in Nevada before filing for a divorce. 

What is legal custody?

Legal custody specifically addresses who is in charge of the decision making for a child. Example being, schooling, religion and medical decisions.

What is physical custody?

Physical custody address who the child may be with, what schedule the child is to follow and where the child spends their time at. 

What are rules for annulment in Nevada? 

    There is no time limit for annulment in Nevada.  The spouses are closely related to each other.  In the United States, you cannot marry anyone closer than your second cousin.  If one person was already married to someone else when your spouse married you.  If one spouse was under the age of 18 and did not obtain consent, One of the spouses was unable to consent to the marriage and was not able to understand what was going on or was insane at the time but has since regained sanity.   One of the spouses committed a fraud on the other in order for them to agree to the marriage.