Las Vegas Divorce Lawyers
Experienced Counsel in Stressful Times
Divorce is one of the most challenging experiences that people ever have to face. With so many changes coming your way, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. Our divorce attorneys in Las Vegas are here to provide the right legal guidance to allow you to successfully navigate this difficult chapter of your life.
Our team can help guide you through all divorce-related issues, including:
How to Get a Divorce in Nevada
Nevada law states that in order for a couple to get a divorce, at least one of the spouses must have resided in the state for a minimum of six weeks. At the time of filing, only one spouse needs to live in the state.
Nevada is a no-fault divorce state. If both parties agree upon everything a joint petition for divorce could be filed with the court and is a much simpler process than a contested divorce. Once one spouse files for divorce with the district court in their county, the other spouse has the opportunity to answer the petition and make a counterclaim. If there is no answer, a divorce may be granted by default. This means the divorce can be finalized even when only one spouse has signed the documents.
It's not easy to file for divorce. If you are considering this, reach out to our divorce lawyers backed by more than 50 years of collective experience. We are more than prepared to answer your questions and guide you through the process every step of the way. We understand that this may be an emotional, frustrating time. We are here to make it easy on your and your family.
Property Division: Who Gets What?
If you have property with your spouse and are filing for divorce, Nevada is a "community property" state. This means that the divorce court will distribute 50% of the assets and debts acquired during the marriage equally between the spouses. The only time the community property will be divided unequally is if the spouses entered a prenuptial agreement or martial dissolution settlement agreement.
About Separate Property
Separate property was owned by a spouse before the marriage or it was acquired as a gift during the marriage. This includes anything acquired by inheritance or even awarded in compensation for damages in a personal injury claim. In some circumstances, separate property may become community property. For guidance on this, reach out a knowledgeable divorce attorney in Las Vegas.
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If you are planning on filing for divorce, or you have been served with a complaint for a divorce from your spouse, it is crucial to obtain qualified legal counsel. At Hurtik Law & Associates, our Las Vegas divorce lawyers have your best interest in mind and are determined to fight for your rights.