Las Vegas Divorce Attorney
Grounds for Divorce in Nevada
A person may file for divorce in Nevada if they have resided in the state
for a minimum of 6 weeks prior to filing. They may file the divorce petition
with the district court of the county where either spouse resides, where
the grounds for divorce occurred, or where the spouses last lived together.
Nevada is a community property state, which means that if spouses cannot
agree on property division, the court will divide the marital assets and
These assets and liabilities may include inheritance, properties, and money
obtained during the duration of the marriage. In certain situations, a
court may unequally divide assets and liabilities when deemed necessary.
Our team at the
Gordon Law Offices has over 60 years of combined legal experience, and we have the ability
to help clients with all areas of divorce. If you need assistance, please
contact a Las Vegas divorce lawyer at our firm as soon as possible.
Legal Reasons for Divorce
In some cases, both spouses agree that they want a
divorce, and resolve all issues prior to filing. When spouses are not in agreement,
the spouse initiating the divorce must declare a cause of action. There
are three different types of grounds for divorce in the State of Nevada,
according to NRS 125.005. The first is incompatibility, which means that
the couple no longer wishes to live together and/or remain married. Insanity
existing for 2 years prior to the start of a marriage is also grounds
for a divorce. A court cannot rule a defendant insane unless suitable
proof is presented to the court.
Mental illness and mental incompetence are examples of insanity, and a
spouse must prove that the defendant's insanity is declared, incurable,
or both. They must also prove that the condition has lasted for a number
of years prior to the divorce filing. The person who successfully proves
that the defendant is insane must still provide support if order to do
so by the court. If a husband and wife have lived separately for 1 year
without cohabitation, the court may grant the couple a decree of divorce.
Contact a Divorce Lawyer in Las Vegas, NV
It is important to talk with an experienced lawyer before filing for divorce.
An attorney at the Gordon Law Offices may discuss the different grounds
of divorce, and determine which type suits you and your spouse's dissolution
of marriage. Our team is dedicated to protecting our clients' best
interests, while providing affordable legal assistance and representation.
If you are seeking divorce in the State of Nevada, please contact an attorney
from our firm, and find out how we may be able to help you.