Las Vegas is famous for its weird and wonderful wedding ceremonies. Whether it’s Elvis dancing you down the aisle, or a drive-thru ceremony, your special day is sure to be unforgettable!
With over 300 weddings a day in Las Vegas, it’s no surprise that some of them don’t work out. Luckily, Las Vegas also offers a swift and simple divorce process, unlike other states where to process can be long and drawn out.
Keep reading to find out more about the Las Vegas divorce process and how to qualify.
How to Qualify for Divorce in Las Vegas
In order to qualify for a divorce, either you or your spouse need to live in the state of Nevada for at least 6 weeks prior to filing. If you currently reside in a different state, rightlawyers.com can provide you with further information for the time requirements needed for a divorce in Las Vegas.
After this period you qualify for the divorce process. Luckily, where you got married is irrelevant to the divorce process.
No Need to File a Complaint
In Las Vegas, you do not need to file a complaint, this can make the process much smoother and easier.
Las Vegas is a no-fault state, meaning that incompatibility is a valid reason for filing for divorce. If you and your spouse agree on the terms of your divorce then you can file for a Joint Petition. If you have children and a shared property then you must ensure that you agree on the following terms:
- The legal custody for any minor children
- Who will pay how much in child support
- Who will provide health insurance for the children
- How to divide the property
Forms and Documents
If you are filing for a joint divorce then you will need to submit the following documents as part of your divorce papers:
- Decree of Divorce
- Affidavit of Resident Witness
- Certificate of Service or Waiver
- Child Welfare and Identification Sheet
If you do not agree to the terms of your divorce then you will need to file a complaint and submit a summons. A family law attorney can help you to achieve a settlement that suits you both.
How Property Is Divided
Property is usually divided equally in Las Vegas. This is because Nevada is a community property state.
This means that any property acquired during your marriage is considered communal and therefore owned equally by both parties. Property acquired outside of the marriage is considered separate and will not be split.
In Need of a Las Vegas Divorce?
Now you know the basics of filing for a Las Vegas divorce. The dissolution of a marriage is never easy, however, Nevada divorce laws can help to make this process as smooth as possible.
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