Reno Divorce Attorney
Experienced Assistance in Carson City
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.
Do You Need a Lawyer to Get Divorce in Nevada?
Nevada law does not require hiring an attorney to get a divorce. Still, there are many situations where it is beneficial to have one. A divorce lawyer can help you understand your rights and options, and they can advocate for you in court. They can also help you negotiate a settlement agreement that is fair and in your best interests.
If you are considering a divorce, it is essential to consult with a lawyer for Reno and Caron City to discuss your specific situation. They can help you decide whether or not you need legal representation and the best course of action for you.
Call Berkich Lucey Law Group today at (775) 227-2404 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with one of our Reno divorce lawyers.
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.
Is Nevada a No Fault State for Divorce?
Nevada is a no-fault divorce state, meaning either party can request a divorce. This law makes Nevada a popular destination for people who want to get a divorce quickly and easily. The only grounds for divorce in Nevada are incompatibility and irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.
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.
Can You Get a Divorce Without Your Spouse's Signature in Nevada?
Yes, you can get a divorce without your spouse's signature in Nevada. This is called a "default divorce." To get a default divorce, you must file a petition for divorce with the court and serve your spouse with a copy of the petition. If your spouse does not respond to the petition within 21 days, the Nevada courthouse will enter a default judgment dissolving your marriage.
There are a few things to remember when considering a default divorce:
- You must be sure that your spouse is served with the petition. The court may not enter a default judgment if your spouse is not served.
- You must be sure you are meeting all of the Nevada divorce requirements. For example, you must have been married for at least one year.
- You must be sure that you are getting a fair divorce.
If you are still determining whether you are getting an acceptable divorce, you should speak with our divorce lawyer located in Nevada.
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 family law issues spouses often face in a divorce:
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.
How Long Do You Have to Be Separated Before Divorce in NV?
In Nevada, you can get a divorce if you and your ex-spouse have lived separately for at least one year. You can also file a divorce if you and your ex-spouse are incompatible.
Nevada doesn't recognize any fault-based divorce grounds. If you and your ex-spouse agree to all of the terms of your divorce, you can file jointly. This is the fastest and easiest way to get divorced in NV.
Nevada is a community property state. This means that each person owns 50% of the property assets and debts acquired during the marriage.
Family courts in NV distribute these assets and debts equally between the spouses upon divorce or legal separation.
Get Legal Representation for Your NV Divorce
At Berkich Lucey Law Group, we can provide the extensive divorce representation you need to navigate your divorce proceedings confidently.
We understand how difficult divorce is and want to help you fast-track your case in any way we can, providing a favorable result for you in all the terms of your divorce agreement. Call us today to schedule a consultation with an experienced and trustworthy divorce attorney serving Reno & Carson City, NV.
Made me feel like I was their only client and that my case was their first priority.” - Eizabeth McCann
“Great staff, great experience”- Bob Hovorka
“I wouldn't have made it through my divorce without Berkich Lucey Law Group's support.”- Samantha R.