Overview of Divorce in Nevada

If you are thinking about getting a divorce in Nevada, it doesn’t hurt to start learning about how the process works. Even if you’re not sure whether or not you want a divorce, taking a look at how the procedure will work and what it entails will no doubt help you in your decision. Some of the more important factors in any divorce case include: the grounds for the divorce, how the property is going to be divided, and child support guidelines.

Grounds for divorce in Nevada

Now, the first thing you need in order to file for divorce in Nevada is the proper grounds. Basically, this is whether or not you are eligible for a divorce under state law. In Nevada, you may be released from the bonds of matrimony if you meet one of the following criterions. First there are no-fault grounds. This divorce may be granted if you have been living separately with no cohabitation for one year; or, if you find that the two of you are simply compatible. There are also fault based grounds. These include insanity in one of the parties that has existed for two years at least. In many cases you will need a witness to testify to the truth of this matter.

How property is divided?

This is one of the major concerns of any divorce. Each party wants to keep as much of their stuff as possible, but sadly each party is going to have to make a compromise. Divorce in Nevada follows the community property rule. This means that all property and debt that was incurred within the marriage are considered to be owned by both of you. If you like, you may decide for yourselves who keeps what; but in most cases spouses leave this up to the courts to decide.

Child support guidelines

Since one of the parties involved with the divorce is going to get custody of the child, it is often the other spouse’s responsibility to pay child support. When getting a divorce in Nevada, child support may be required on a temporary or permanent basis. The amount of child support paid is determined by many different factors including; health insurance costs, cost of child care, special needs of the child pertaining to education; how old the child is, any public aid that the child is eligible for, visitation travel expenses, and any pregnancy expenses.

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