Experienced Uncontested Divorce Attorneys
Serving Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Overton, Moapa Valley, Mesquite, Laughlin and all Clark County
Enduring a divorce can be highly stressful and seem like an emotional rollercoaster for everyone involved. It affects multiple areas of a person’s life, including their home and finances. If the spouses have a child under the age of 18, it could drastically alter when they are allowed to see their child, the amount of time they are allowed to spend with their children, and where their child will eventually live.
With over 36 years of collective experience, the Las Vegas uncontested divorce lawyers at Mills & Anderson are particularly knowledgeable in all aspects of family and divorce law, including uncontested and contested divorce, alimony, child custody, and child support. We have successfully represented both male and female clients in Las Vegas, Boulder City, Henderson, Mesquite, and other cities within Clark County, Nevada. Contact (702) 386-0030 or submit an online form to schedule your consultation today. All consultations are completely confidential.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is an Uncontested Divorce?
- Who Can Get an Uncontested Divorce in Nevada?
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- What Could Complicate an Uncontested Divorce?
- Where Can I Learn More about Uncontested Divorces?
An uncontested divorce is a common, and in most instances, the least expensive one in Nevada and usually the quickest. As such, this method usually results in significant savings due to less attorney’s fees and fewer court costs. It is permitted when both spouses are able to agree on all terms, such as;
- Division of their community property and debt,
- Alimony (spousal support), and
- If the parties have a minor child in common—child support, child custody, and visitation issues.
An uncontested divorce can also be beneficial to both spouses because it allows them to keep the facts surrounding their marriage private by avoiding the trial process.
In order to petition a Nevada court for divorce, at least one of the spouses must have resided in Nevada for a minimum of six (6) weeks prior to the original divorce papers being filed. In addition, a “resident witness” must accompany the petition to establish the court’s jurisdiction over the divorce. 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 is a “no-fault” divorce state. This means that a spouse is not required to prove their spouse did something to cause the divorce and only needs to disclose that they are “incompatible”, in other words, unable to get along and resolve their marital issues.
When both spouses are able to agree on all the terms, they qualify for an uncontested divorce. Some of the most common issues of a divorce involve:
- Children: The spouses seeking an uncontested divorce either don’t have children that are minors or the spouses have children that are minors and have executed a written agreement establishing custody, visitation, and child support. (Chapter 125 of the NRS)
- Alimony: The spouses seeking an uncontested divorce have either waived their rights to alimony or they have executed a written agreement establishing the terms of their alimony. (Chapter 125 of the NRS)
- Marital Assets and Debts: The spouses seeking an uncontested divorce do not have joint or community property/debt, or they have executed a written agreement dividing the property/debt to the court’s satisfaction. (Chapter 125 of the NRS)
Nevada Law Library – Visit the official website of the Nevada Legislature’s online law library to learn more about the laws that govern the State of Nevada, including: Nevada Revised Statues, the administrative code, and the rules of conduct within Nevada courtrooms.
Clark County Family Court – Visit the website of the Family Division of the Eighth Judicial District court to obtain more information regarding divorces, visitation rights, child support, spousal support, and adoption.
Experienced Clark County Uncontested Divorce Attorneys Make a Difference
Though an uncontested divorce is less time consuming and costs less, your situation may be complex and require more expertise. The family attorneys at Mills & Andersonhave successfully represented both male and female clients seeking a divorce in Boulder City, Mesquite, Las Vegas, and other cities within Clark County, Nevada. Contact (702) 386-0030 to schedule your consultation today. All consultations are completely confidential.