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Nevada Divorce Laws

Nevada has following divorce laws:


Under Nevada divorce laws, residency requirements must be met before filing a divorce petition. Nevada court can dismiss the case if it does not fall under its jurisdictions. Divorce from the bonds of marriage can be obtained by verified complaint to the court of any district:
  • In which the cause accrued
  • In which the parties resides or can be located
  • In which the applicant resides
  • In which the applicant last shared

Documents Required for Filing Divorce

According to Nevada divorce laws, following are the most important documents required to initiate and finalize any divorce case:
  • Complaint for Divorce
  • Final Decree of Divorce

Distribution of Property

Nevada is a "Community Property" state. According to it all sorts of property that was bought during the marriage is subjected to distribution. The divorce court shall decide the distribution if both the spouses are unable to reach to a conclusion.

Change of Name or Restoration of Name

Upon a request, either party can restore its name to former name, after the divorce court has granted the divorce.

Mediation Counseling

Under Nevada divorce laws, the court can delay the case proceedings upto sixty days and can ask the spouses to get appropriate counseling. Mediation is ordered if one of the spouses doesn’t accept that there has been a severe or significant breakdown of the marriage.


Nevada courts may order temporary alimony during case proceeding if it feels it is suitable. The court has the power to award maintenance, for both or anyone, for an unspecified period or a limited period.

Child Custody

When a minor child is involved, the court will do everything in its power to help the child overcome this distress. If the parties cannot come to any conclusion for child custody, the court will establish the custody order at its own discretion. In determining custody of a minor child the court sees the best interest of the child.

Child Support

Under Nevada divorce laws, divorce courts use the Percentage of Income method for calculating the support responsibility as a percentage of the net income of the non-custodial parent who is required to support the child. This Percentage of Income method simply applies a percentage to the monthly income of the custodial-parent according to the number of children who require support.

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