Divorce is not easy, but the process is relatively straightforward. In this article, we will provide an overview of the divorce process and what to expect.
To file in Nevada, either spouse must have lived in Nevada for at least six weeks. Filing must occur in the county the parties lived in when they were married or the county one of the parties currently resides in. Since Nevada is a no-fault divorce state, the party filing for divorce will choose the reason for divorce as either incompatibility or living apart for at least one year.
If both parties agree on all issues related to the divorce, you can file a Joint Petition. In this case, the following documents are required:
- Decree of Divorce
- Affidavit of Resident Witness
- Certificate of Service or Waiver, and
- Child Welfare and Identification Sheet
If the parties do not agree to all issues surrounding the divorce, the party will file a Compliant for Divorce. In this scenario, a Summons must also be filed.
Depending on the details of the divorce, other documents may be required. Once all appropriate forms are completed, the party filing will take the required number of copies to the clerk of court’s office.
Nevada law requires the filing party to serve the documents to the other party, an action called the Service of Process. The other party has 20 days to file a response. If both parties reach a divorce agreement before the case moves forward, a settlement agreement can be presented to the court. Settlement allows the parties more control over their case and saves money.
Experienced Family Law Attorney
If you are the filing party or were just served divorce papers, contact an experienced divorce attorney. Work Law will assist you through the process to give you peace of mind during this time of stress.