The Divorce Process
How to File for Divorce in Las Vegas, NV
The process of obtaining a
divorce is never simple. There is extensive paperwork that must be completed and
filed at specific times, and detailed steps must be taken in a certain
order to complete the process correctly. The only way to successfully
navigate divorce is to hire a Las Vegas divorce lawyer who will stay by
your side and guide you through each step. That is why you need to contact
Gordon Law Offices right away if you are looking to get a divorce in Las Vegas.
Summary of the Divorce Process
Complaint for Divorce (contested cases);
Joint Petition for Divorce (uncontested cases)
- Service of divorce papers
- Reply to divorce notice
- Hearing for temporary court orders
- Discovery process
- Custody and support decided via mediation (contested cases)
- Divorce trial (contested cases)
Decree of Divorce (contested cases);or
Decree of Divorce by Summary Disposition (uncontested cases)
- Notice served to opposing party
The Nevada Divorce Process Explained
The first step in the divorce process is to file a
Complaint for Divorce (contested) or a
Joint Petition for Divorce (uncontested). The other party will then be
served a notice of the divorce proceedings, if applicable, and must reply to the notice. At this time, a hearing
may be held for the issuance of
temporary court orders, including
spousal support, and
protective orders in abusive cases.
Next follows the
discovery process, where each party's assets and property will be disclosed in order
to determine the amount what property is eligible for division in divorce.
This is a mandatory phase and helps both parties prepare for trial. Parents
must also settle all custody and support issues before trial per Nevada
family court regulations, which usually involves
mediation. The trial will follow, at which point each party will argue their case
and a family law judge will make a
final decision on each aspect of their divorce.
The divorce becomes final when the judge signs a
Decree of Divorce and it is filed with the clerk. A notice will be issued to the opposing
party and the divorce will be complete. A divorce can also be finalized
without a hearing by meeting all criteria for an uncontested case and
having a judge enter a
Decree of Divorce by Summary Disposition. If you are looking to get a divorce in the Las Vegas area, speak with
a divorce lawyer from Gordon Law Offices right away to learn how we can
help you through the process.
Contact a Las Vegas Divorce Lawyer
At Gordon Law Offices, we have extensive experience in all areas of family
law and divorce. Our lawyers are more than capable of counseling you throughout
the divorce process so that you can have confidence in the best possible
outcome. We are skilled in divorce litigation, but can also provide assistance
throughout an uncontested divorce. Our lawyers have practiced for decades
and can provide the best representation in divorce.
Contact our firm at your earliest convenience to set up a consultation and learn more about
how we can handle your case.