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A divorce can be an unsettling experience for a family to endure. It can be a very confusing time and can take an emotional toll on everyone involved.
While some spouses are able to fully agree on every issue surrounding their divorce, many are unable to agree on the important issues involving spousal support, child support, and child custody. When those matters go unresolved, litigation is the next step. This process is called a contested divorce. Having a highly experienced Las Vegas Contested Divorce Lawyer on your side will help you navigate through this time in your life.
Though divorces may seem pretty straight forward, or the disagreements between spouses seem minor, Nevada divorce laws can be extremely complexed and a contested divorce can be overwhelming when a spouse attempts to litigate on their own behalf. To avoid missteps and to receive the best results, you need an experienced Las Vegas contested divorce lawyer to assist you.
The talented team of attorneys at Mills & Anderson have years of experience successfully litigating divorce proceedings for clients in Las Vegas, Boulder City, Mesquite, Henderson, and other cities within the Clark County, Nevada area. With over 36 years of collective experience, the attorneys at Mills & Anderson have extensive knowledge in all family related matters including. Contact Mills & Anderson today at (702) 386-0030 to discuss your case. All consultations are kept confidential.
Nevada Contested Divorce Information Center:
- What is a Contested Divorce?
- Who Can Get a Contested Divorce in Nevada?
- What are the Grounds for Divorce in Nevada?
- What Could Complicate a Contested Divorce?
A contested divorce does not mean acrimonious. It just means the parties must settle very important issues before the divorce may be ordered. In Nevada, contested divorces result from spouses’ inability to form an agreement on all issues regarding the division of their marital assets, alimony, child support, and child custody.
Generally, contested divorces tend to be more expensive because they are more time consuming and usually result in litigation. The more issues present, the longer the process will likely take. In some instances, the process begins as a contested divorce but through the assistance of experienced attorneys, the spouses are able to reach a fair agreement prior to their case reaching the trial phase.
In order to file for a divorce in the State of Nevada, at least one of the spouses must have resided in Nevada a minimum of six weeks prior to their original papers being filed. Also, a “Resident Witness” is required for a proceeding to be initiated in Nevada. The resident witness must be a Nevada resident willing to sign a document stating the spouse has lived in Nevada for at least six weeks.
The State of Nevada follows the “no-fault” theory of law. This means that a person seeking a divorce does not need to prove certain grounds, such as abandonment or adultery, to get their divorce. A spouse only needs to disclose that they are “incompatible”, in other words, unable to get along and resolve their marital issues.
Here are some factors that can complicate the process:
Family courts in Nevada consider a number of different factors when determining alimony. This is often the most heavily litigated issue. (NRS 125.150)
Division of Marital Assets:
The State of Nevada is a “community property” state. As such, property acquired during the marriage is presumed to be equally owned by both spouses. Nevada courts attempt to divide the community property to both spouses as evenly as possible. (NRS 123.220)(NRS 125.150)
In most instances, the court attempts to give both parents as much time with their children as possible. However, this is never guaranteed. The most important factor considered is the best interest of the child. (NRS 125.150)
Nevada Revised Statute Chapter 125: Dissolution of Marriage – Visit this website to receive additional information regarding the divorce process in Nevada, including: annulment, spousal support, custody of children, and orders of protection against domestic violence.
Nevada Attorney General – Victims of Domestic Violence – Visit this website to obtain information regarding Nevada Attorney General’s domestic violence initiatives, programs, and the task force established to review acts of domestic violence in the Nevada area.
Finding an Experienced Contested Divorce Attorney in Clark County, Nevada
Being faced with any type of divorce can be a stressful situation. Luckily, our attorneys have experience with all family law related matters, including; contested and uncontested divorce, child support, child custody, and mediation. When faced with a divorce, experience matters. Contact Mills & Anderson at (702) 386-0030 to schedule your consultation today to help preserve your assets.