Divorce Residency Essentials to Get Divorce in Nevada
Before filing for a DIY divorce or a traditional divorce in Nevada, at least one of the two spouses involved must have been a resident of the state for a minimum of six weeks.
Reasons for Divorce in Nevada
The only three grounds for divorce in the state of Nevada are as follows:
- Insanity which has existed for at least two years prior to the filing of the divorce. There must be corroborative evidence proving the insanity before the divorce decree will be granted.
- Husband and wife have lived separate and apart for at least one year without cohabitation.
Custody of the Children in Nevada
The State of Nevada determines child custody in accordance with what is in the best interest of the child without preference based on the gender of the parent. The court considers the wishes of all parties, including the wishes of the child if he or she demonstrates maturity. If joint custody is agreed-upon by the parties, the court will usually accept the parents’ chosen custody arrangement so long as it is in the best interest of the child. Joint custody allows both parents to have input regarding crucial decisions concerning the welfare of the child. While joint legal custody covers important choices, it does not mean that the child will spend equal time with both parents.
Nevada Child Support Guidelines
The state of Nevada has standard child support guidelines that apply in nearly every case unless there are special circumstances. Both parents’ gross income and child related expenses are taken into consideration to make the calculation. Child support continues until the child reaches the age of 18, but may continue until the child completes secondary school.
Divorce Venues in Nevada
A divorce without an attorney can be filed in the county where the defendant has an established residence. If the defendant lives out of state, The plaintiff may choose the county in which to file the complaint.
Either before or during the divorce proceedings, either party may agree to submit any or all disputed issues to a mediator. If an agreement is made during mediation the parties may decide to proceed forward with an uncontested divorce. More information about mediation will be available to you as you proceed through the questionnaire on OnlineDivorceSolutions.com
Local divorce court filing fees are charged in addition to the affordable costs of using OnlineDivorceSolutions.com for your fast, easy online divorce. These costs will vary from county to county. You can get more information regarding these costs from your local courthouse.