Divorce Law

Divorce Law Las Vegas and Your Options

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If you are on the brink of divorce, or if it’s already begun, you’ll be needing information regarding Divorce Law in Las Vegas. The fastest way to get it is to talk to someone with experience. We offer attorney consultations… not to convince you to spend all your money with us, but to ease your fears, discuss your options, and show you a path. Our success depends entirely on our ability to guide, teach, and protect the people that come to us for help.

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If you’re not ready to call, please read below to familiarize yourself with common divorce practices, terms, and what they mean. Remember, these articles do not count as official legal advice. They present a broad picture of the landscape to increase your understanding and, hopefully, your peace of mind as well.

Contested Divorce

There are times when two people can’t agree, and must hire a attorney to argue the case before a judge. This is a contested divorce or divorce litigation.

If divorce is looming but you and your spouse can’t reach an agreement about:
  • Attending marriage counseling
  • Trial separation
  • Divorce without contest
  • Child custody
  • Division of assets

you will commence a contested divorce.

The litigation process ends with a Judge making the final decision about children, assets, and family support.

Contested Divorce

UnContested Divorce

When both parties know they want a divorce, and can agree in general terms about the desired outcome, an uncontested divorce is possible. In the case of an uncontested action, our lawyers can represent one party and file a joint petition. A joint petition resolves the entire case without requiring a court appearance.

On the other hand, if the parties wish to be involved in a settlement process but it is uncertain whether the case will actually settle, then our office would file a complaint, an answer in proper person, a decree of divorce and a request for a summary disposition so that the matter can be resolved outside of court. We are very skilled with uncontested divorces, helping people reach a fair and amicable solution without going to court. Although there are paralegal services that can provide uncontested divorce filings at a lower cost, when you retain our firm your case will be handled by an experienced attorney, from the settlement to the finalization of paperwork. Our advantage? We are experienced. Because of this experience we know which issues have a potential for divorce litigation in the future and we are here to assure that your case is handled correctly. We design your decree with provisions that equally protect both parties, which in turn lessens the likelihood of future (costly) litigation.

Uncontested Divorce

Mediation

When a conflict exists, but parties are able to agree on major issues, mediation is often the best path forward. Mediation by an attorney can result in an official legal document that both parties believe in.

Mediation

Other Important Considerations

Jurisdiction

It is important to determine if Nevada has jurisdiction. If one party to the divorce resided in Nevada during the six (6) weeks prior to the filing, there is personal jurisdiction, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that Nevada is the proper state, particularly if the other party resides in another state. These issues can get very complicated and it is best to consult with knowledgeable attorneys prior to filing actions in order to avoid serious complications that might hurt your case.

Division of property

Nevada is a community property state. This means that all marital assets and debts are to be divided equally, but may be divided equitably, depending on your particular situation.

Attorney Fees

If there is a large discrepancy in the parties income, the party with the lower income may apply for attorney fees. However, the courts are increasingly not awarding them unless the situation demands such award.

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