See if you Qualify in Nevada
Online Divorce provides qualitative and approved by the court Nevada divorce forms. The information below will help you understand more about the divorce in Nevada.
To file for divorce in Nevada, either party must reside in the state for the six weeks immediately preceding the commencement of the action.
Valid Grounds to get divorce
In Nevada, a divorce from the bonds of matrimony may be obtained for any of the following grounds:
1. Insanity existing for two years prior to the commencement of the action;
2. The spouses have lived separate and apart for one year without cohabitation; or
When insanity is claimed as a ground for divorce, the court shall require corroborative evidence of the insanity of the Defendant before granting the divorce. A decree granted on this ground shall not relieve the successful party from contributing to the support and maintenance of the Defendant.
In any action for divorce when it appears to the court that grounds for divorce exist, the court in it discretion may grant a divorce to either party.
Custody of the Child
The Nevada Legislature has declared the following to be state policy:
To ensure that minor children have frequent associations and a continuing relationship with both parents after the parents have become separated or have dissolved their marriage. To encourage those parents to share the rights and responsibilities of child rearing. If a court has not made a determination regarding the custody of a child and the child’s parents are married to one another, each parent has joint legal custody of the child until otherwise ordered by a court.
In determining custody of a minor child, the sole consideration of the court is the best interest of the child. Preference shall not be given to either parent for the sole reason that the parent is the mother or the father of the child.
The court shall award custody in the following order of preference unless in a particular case the best interest of the child requires
Rules for Child Support
In granting a divorce, the court may set apart certain portions of the separate property of either spouse for the support of their children as is deemed just and equitable.
The parents of a child have a duty to provide the child necessary maintenance, health care, education and support. They are also liable, in the event of the child’s death, for his/her funeral expense. In addition, the father is liable to pay the expenses of the mother’s pregnancy and confinement.
Rules for Spousal support
Either of the spouses may be awarded alimony, provided that there is no pre-nuptial agreement about spousal support. The alimony may be a lump-sum payment, or it may be in periodic installments.
There are no meditation requirements in divorce cases in the state of Nevada.
Divorce Forms in Nevada
The exact divorce papers you complete to end your marriage in Nevada will vary based on your individual circumstances. If you are in the fortunate position that you and your spouse are in agreement about everything concerning the divorce, you can file a “Joint Petition”. This is the fastest route to divorce in Nevada. If you are not in agreement, you will need to file a regular “Complaint for Divorce”. If you find yourself confused while trying to determine what forms to complete and what all the various legal terms mean, you are not alone. To avoid confusion and costly delays, many people choose to get their Nevada divorce papers online from Online Divorce. Our divorce form preparation service helps you find appropriate divorce forms for your circumstances, and ensures that those documents are completed correctly the first time.