Reno Divorce Attorneys
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When going through a divorce, it is important to know your attorney is on your side. At Berkich Family Law Group, our Reno divorce lawyers take the time to get to know our clients on an emotional level. This ensures that we appreciate their concerns and provide more tailored advice for each client during the divorce process.
What Are The Two Forms Of Divorce In Nevada?
Divorce in Nevada comes in two forms:
- Contested divorce– This will require court appearances, and is generally a longer process, sometimes lasting several months or over one year. More time in court also means more money will be spent in fees.
- Uncontested divorce– No court appearance needed and can be as quick as one to two weeks, in some cases.
Professional and emotional support and guidance are fundamental services that must be provided by a good family law attorney. Because a typical divorce client is likely going through a difficult time in their personal life, that client should not also be forced to question their relationship with their attorney.
Berkich Family Law Group prides itself on balancing professionalism and compassion with our clients. Our Reno divorce attorneys understand that clients retain us for advice on navigating their divorce because the client is often too emotional to think rationally at times. So, we are firm when we need to be and provide honest advice to our clients so that they can make an informed decision. Yet, we are also available to listen to our clients and lend a caring ear.
Filing for Divorce in Nevada
Before you file for divorce in Nevada, you will first need to meet the state’s residency requirements. You or your spouse must have lived in the state for at least 6 weeks. Additionally, Nevada exclusively offers no-fault divorce, which means you can only choose from two no-fault ground options: living apart for at least a year or incompatibility.
Once you meet the state’s residency requirements, you will have some choices as to how you can file for divorce. If you and your spouse agree on all the key issues involved in this process, you can file a Joint Petition. If you cannot agree on one or more issues, you will have to file a regular Complaint for Divorce.
Key Issues in a Divorce
There are several issues you and your spouse must address and resolve before your divorce can be finalized. The more complex they are, the longer your divorce can potentially take.
Below is a list of the key issues spouses often face in a divorce:
- Property division
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
If you and your spouse disagree on one or more of these issues, you will have a contested divorce. You can resolve it through a form of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation, collaborative divorce, or you can have your divorce litigated in court where a judge will assist with resolution.
Divorce and Legal Separation
In Nevada, the process of legal separation is similar to a divorce. One party will file the suit and, if you agree on all key issues in the divorce, the process will move forward a lot more quickly. However, although the process is similar, if you choose to legally separate, neither you nor your spouse can remarry. If you wish to remarry, you will have to file for divorce.
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