Are you looking for compassion, clarity and cost-effectiveness in going through your divorce? We specialize in Las Vegas Divorce and can help you with uncontested and contested divorces. We provide a free initial consultation to educate you about the process and answer your specific questions. We know divorce can be stressful and costly. We can give you pressure relief by explaining how to minimize your stress and costs by using our services! We will give you a detailed quote so you understand where your money is going.
We can provide full-service and do everything from preparing and notarizing documents to filing and assisting with court procedures.
We also provide services of reviewing documents you have prepared yourself. For a small fee we will check your court documents for accuracy and compliance with court rules and procedures.
Come in for the free consultation so we can discuss your particular situation and circumstances. Typically in the consultation we cover divorce basics, your particular situation, how to deal with your spouse during the process, and last, but not least, quote you a price and discuss payment options and plans.
Most people know there are contested and uncontested divorces. But did you know there are actually two forms of an uncontested divorce? Do you understand what is involved in a contested divorce? Did you know that at least one party to the divorce must be a Nevada resident for a period in excess of six weeks? You know you want to get divorced but do you have a clear concept of the court process involved? Come in for a free and friendly consultation so we can educate you.
Joint Petition Divorce by Summary Procedure.
If both parties agree to terms (custody, visitation, amount of child support, division of property and debt, spousal support) and both spouses are willing to sign court documents you can do a joint petition divorce. Both parties sign court documents in the presence of a notary public. Then we file the paperwork with the court and you wait for us to call you and let you know it is time to do the happy divorce dance. Specifically we will call you and/or e-mail you to let you know that the judge has signed your Decree of Divorce and you are now single. It usually takes anywhere from 4 to 5 business days to three to four weeks for the judge to sign your final divorce decree from the time the paperwork is submitted to Family Court. There will be no court appearance.
If your spouse is unwilling to sign because you can’t agree on terms or because he or she is just an illogical moron, you will have to file a complaint for divorce.
There are several steps to this process.
- File the Complaint for Divorce (document which starts the divorce and outlines the terms you propose as being fair under the circumstances and in consideration of the applicable Nevada law) and have a Summons (document which gives notice to the other party that you are suing them for divorce) issued.
- Next your spouse must be personally served with the Summons and Complaint. Your spouse will then have 20 days to file a written response with the family court.
- If your spouse does not file an answer, then we get a document called a default issued by the clerk of the court and submit documents including the Final Decree of Divorce to whichever judge your case is assigned to for his review and the entry of a Decree of Divorce by summary procedure (without a hearing)
- If your spouse does file an answer your divorce is now contested. We recommend you come in and talk to us as soon as possible so we can discuss what to do and expect next.
There are many more issues and complicating factors not touched on here. We strongly recommend the free consultation at which we can give personalized attention to you and your divorce needs.
Your Particular Situation:
Just like the people going through them, no two divorces are exactly alike. How long have you been married? Do you and your spouse have minor children? Do you have community property and debt?. Do you own a home together? Do you or your have retirement benefits which you accumulated during the marriage? Are there issues of domestic violence or drug and/or alcohol abuse? Is spousal support appropriate?
If there are minor children involved, we need to discuss matters like custody, visitation, and child support. Do you have community property and debt? Do you own a home together?
At this point you can go home and think about it or you can chose to get started. If you chose to get started we will do an information intake and prepare the documents. Then you come in for an in office visit to review the documents, get an overview, sign the documents and get them notarized, and get an overview of what to expect next.
IT’S COMPLICATED, BUT WE MAKE THIS STUFF AS SIMPLE AS WE CAN