Reno Uncontested Divorce Lawyers
Diligent Legal Service in Northern Nevada & Carson City
An uncontested divorce is one in which both parties have agreed on all of the various issues relevant to their divorce. That agreement is generally provided in written terms to the court for approval and then the divorce decree can be issued. This means that the parties will not have to appear in court, provide evidence in hearings about the issues back and forth, and thus leads to a faster, less expensive, and less stressful experience. The key to all of this, of course, is that the parties have reached a settlement agreement. This type of divorce is also referred to as “summary” divorces and, in layman terms, as “two-signature” divorces.
If you and your spouse are willing to negotiate a mutually acceptable settlement of your divorce issues and would like to move forward with an uncontested divorce, Berkich Lucey Law Group can provide the legal assistance you need. Our firm concentrates the majority of its practice on family law and has gained extensive experience and a positive reputation in this practice area. Our skilled attorneys can help you negotiate the settlement, prepare the filing documentation, and oversee the process to its conclusion. We have helped countless clients since the inception of our firm conclude the divorce process swiftly and easily.
The Uncontested Divorce in Nevada
In an uncontested divorce, your joint petition will generally be based on the fact that you and your spouse are no longer compatible and there is little chance of a reconciliation. This is the “no fault” aspect of the divorce. Your joint petition will also specify all of the terms and conditions related to the dissolution of your marriage.
These terms will resolve the following issues:
- How community property and assets will be divided
- How debts and liabilities will be divided
- How child custody and visitation schedules will be established
- How child support will occur based on state guidelines
- Whether spousal support/alimony will be granted to a spouse and, if so, how much and for how long
- How responsibility for other issues will be handled, such as health insurance and other expenses for children, who will get the family pet, or any other issues that need to be addressed
If you have a prenuptial agreement, some of the above issues may have already been agreed upon between you and your spouse. If neither party contests the agreements made in the prenuptial contract, the joint petition can reflect many of its provisions. It is also important to note that a parenting class for those with minor children is required by the state before you can file for a Nevada divorce. Once you do file, however, a divorce may be granted in a matter of 10 days or a few weeks, depending on court schedules.
Residency Requirements in Nevada
In order to file for an uncontested divorce, you will have to have resided in the state for a minimum of six weeks.
Additional Information about Uncontested Divorces
Even if you and your spouse are ready to file quickly and move on, it is always best for both parties to consult with their own attorney prior to filing. If you come to our firm with the terms of your settlement agreement completed between you and your spouse, we can review it and advise you as to whether all aspects of the negotiated terms are genuinely in your best interests. This is a good legal check as once the divorce has been finalized, the terms become a legally enforceable decree. To change any of the terms, you would have to go back to court seeking a modification that would involve further legal and court expense, dependence on court schedules, and dependence on a judge’s decision.
“I worked with Ms. Berkich for my divorce, and she handled the case with the utmost professionalism.”- Chris W.
“Megan Lucey and her staff go above and beyond in all they do.”- Shannon P.
“Megan let me know when I was acting against my own self-interests, but never in a condescending way. She gave clear, concise responses when I had questions.”- Taylor M.