How Long Does it Take to Get a Nevada Divorce?

Getting a divorce is an upsetting experience for most people, and it is common to want the process to be over as quickly as possible. Once you are officially divorced, you can move on with your life. You and your spouse can each get remarried to other people, or simply move forward with your marriage officially dissolved. Getting a quick divorce can also save you money as you won’t have to incur large legal fees and court costs for a protracted legal battle.

Fortunately, it is possible to get a Nevada divorce very quickly. Unlike many states, there is no waiting period between the time you file for divorce and the time the court can end your marriage. In some cases, it is possible to file for divorce and have your marriage dissolved within a few days or a few weeks.  However, if you and your spouse disagree or if you do not meet the criteria for a joint petition for divorce, the process may take a little bit longer. An experienced Las Vegas divorce attorney can provide you with advice on how long your Nevada divorce should take and on things that you can do to expedite the process. Call Pintar Albiston today to speak with an attorney who can assist you.

How Long Does it Take to Get a Nevada Divorce?

One of the requirements to get divorced in Nevada is that either you or your spouse must have been a resident of the state for at least six weeks prior to dissolving the marriage in local courts. As a result, it can take much longer to get a divorce if you have recently moved to the area or if you are coming from out-of-state.

Provided you are Nevada residents, you can get a Nevada divorce quickly by submitting a joint petition for divorce. This means that you and your spouse are both in agreement that the marriage needs to end and you go to court to file the paperwork together to dissolve your union. You are eligible to file a joint petition for divorce provided that you agree that you are incompatible in the marriage and provided that you agree on all of the relevant issues in dissolving the marriage. This means you must have an agreement on sharing parenting time; on division of assets; and on matters of support.  If you have children, the children must also have lived in the state for six months prior to the divorce.

If you and your spouse are not in agreement on all issues, it can take much longer to get a Nevada divorce. In some cases, only one spouse will file for divorce and the other will not agree that the marriage needs to end. This will slow the divorce process considerably. In other circumstances, you may both want to divorce but may not agree on custody or asset division. When this happens, you may need the help of a mediator to resolve your disagreement or you may need to have a litigated divorce in which a judge decides on the disputed issues. This can make your divorce more expensive and can make the process of dissolving your marriage take much longer.

Pintar Albiston can assist with filing divorce paperwork, negotiating a settlement and custody agreement, and securing either a contested or uncontested divorce. Call today to speak with a Las Vegas divorce lawyer to get the process moving forward.