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Online Divorce in Nevada

For those seeking an inexpensive divorce in the state of Nevada, online divorce is an easy, affordable and fast solution. Online divorce may be appropriate for couples who have an uncontested case. The step-by-step process of preparing divorce documents at Onlinedivorce.com makes it easy on you. We help prepare all of the necessary divorce forms and provide detailed written instructions on how to file your divorce in Nevada.

Our divorce documents preparation service can be a perfect solution for those who want to have their divorce papers completed quickly and stress-free. Even though Nevada has unique divorce forms and filing requirements, our online system can provide you with exactly what you need and provide instructions on how to file. We have helped thousands of people prepare their divorce documents for filing.

If you and your spouse agree on the terms of the divorce and want an amicable dissolution to your marriage, why should the process get drawn out and why should you spend money on lawyers? Online divorce is often cheaper, quicker and easier.

Online divorce can be a perfect option if you want to save money or if you hope to have your divorce quickly finalized so you can get on with your life. Preparing documents for divorce online in Nevada is quickly becoming very popular because you can complete the documents in the comfort of your home. Even if you think your case is too complex because you have children, own your own home or have other assets, you may still be able to prepare your documents online. Just start with our simple questionnaire, and we’ll provide you instructions for each step of the way.

Finally, you don’t have to worry - our process is 100% secure. We protect your information and nothing is filed until you submit the divorce papers to the courthouse yourself. Filing for divorce in Nevada with the Onlinedivorce.com system can be a simple solution to a difficult situation.

Filing:

When you use OnlineDivorce.com, we help you fill out your divorce paperwork using a simple online questionnaire. You can fill it out alone or with the assistance of your spouse. Then, you will need to get a signature from your spouse and you can file the divorce forms with your local court. In Nevada, you will typically file with the courthouse in the county in which you currently reside. If a petitioner is not currently a resident, but a defendant is, divorce is typically filed in the county where the defendant resides.

The actual filing process is explained in our detailed court-filing instructions that we provide along with your completed divorce forms. You can also obtain assistance from your local courthouse by calling or stopping by.

After the initial filing, you may need to follow up if there are any issues with your documents. When you use OnlineDivorce.com, we allow you to make small adjustments to your forms as requested by the court at no additional charge. Our goal is to help you obtain your divorce with as little hassle and stress as possible using our online divorce documents preparation service.

Residency:

Every state has specific requirements where divorcing couples must establish residency within the state they are divorcing. Nevada is no exception.

The divorce may be filed in the county:

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Where either of the spouses resides;

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Where the spouses lived together;

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Where the cause of the divorce occurred; or

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Where the plaintiff lived for six weeks before filing for divorce.

One of the spouses must have legally lived in Nevada for at least six weeks prior to filing for divorce, unless the cause for the divorce took place in the county in Nevada where the spouses lived at the time it occured. [Nevada Revised Statutes; Chapter 125, Section 020].

There are many ways to prove that residency has been established. The easiest way is if one or both spouses have a valid and in-date Nevada driver’s license, ID card or voter’s registration card which was issued at least six months before filing for divorce. If this is not the case, it may be possible to establish residency, by having someone who knows you or your spouse testify that you have lived in the state for at least six months. Additionally, it may be possible to use an Affidavit of Corroborating Witness form, and it should serve as proof you’ve lived in the state a minimum of six months. As for establishing residency in the county, this varies from location to location.

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Valid grounds to get divorce in Nevada

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Grounds for an online divorce using OnlineDivorce.com are the same as they would be for any divorce within the State of Nevada. Grounds are merely the reason for divorce, and the state must approve them.

No-fault reasons for divorce in Nevada include:

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Incompatibility or;

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Living separately for at least one year. [Nevada Revised Statutes; Chapter 125, Section 010].

General reasons for divorce in Nevada include:

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Insanity that existed for a minimum of two years before filing for the divorce. [Nevada Revised Statutes; Chapter 125, Section 010].

Please note that some of these reasons for divorce will require proof in the court, making them a bigger challenge than others.

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Custody of the child in Nevada

Custody of the child

Joint or sole custody is given to the parent or parents based on what is presumed to be in the best interests of the child and upon the following factors:

  • The preference of the child, if the child is of sufficient age and maturity;
  • The desires of the parents [no preference is to be given because of parent’s gender];
  • Whether a parent has committed domestic abuse; and
  • Other relevant factors.

There is a presumption of joint custody if both parents agree to joint custody in open court or this is put in writing. There is also a presump­tion that it would not be in the best interests of a child to have custody awarded to a parent who has committed domestic abuse. It is important to realize that joint legal custody doesn't necessarily mean that the parents will both have equal time with the children. This can be a different determination in some cases. [Nevada Revised Statutes; Chapter 125, Sections 480 and 490].

In some divorces, the child custody can be set up as a short-term solution to be revisited at a later date if the family or living situation is expected to change dramatically.

Rules for child support in Nevada

Child support is designed to make sure the children of divorcing parents will have access to the same level of care and lifestyle that they had before the divorce took place. After all, the children should not suffer because the parents choose to divorce. Child support is not meant to be punitive in nature. Nevada has put into place specific state-mandated child support guidelines which apply in almost every case, barring exceptional circumstances. With this, both parties’ gross incomes and certain child related expenses are considered when calculating the child support obligation. In the majority of cases, child support payments continue until the child reaches eighteen years of age, and they can extend until the completion of the child or children’s secondary education.

Temporary and permanent child support may be granted depending on the needs of the children. There are official Child Support percentages contained in Nevada Revised Statutes; Chapter 125B, Section 070. These guidelines are assumed to be correct unless there is a showing that the needs of the child would not be met under the particular circumstances in a case. Factors for deviation from the guideline percentages are:

  • The cost of health insurance;
  • The cost of any childcare;
  • Any special educational needs of the child;
  • The ages of the children;
  • The responsibility of the parents to provide for the support of others;
  • The value of services that are contributed by the parents;
  • Any public aid paid to the child;
  • Any pregnancy expenses that must be covered;
  • Any visita­tion travel expenses when the parents don’t live near one another;
  • The amount of time the child spends with each parent;
  • The relative income of each parent; and
  • Any other necessary expenses. [Nevada Revised Statutes; Chapter 125, Section 230 and Chapter 125B, Section 070, 080, and 090].
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Rules for spousal support in Nevada

Rules for spousal support

Alimony, which is sometimes known as spousal support, is on occasion ordered by the court to allow one spouse to live in a manner established during marriage after the divorce. It is often ordered if one spouse has a much higher earning power than another--such as if one spouse had served as a homemaker during much of the marriage, for instance. This support or assistance may be decided upon by the couple together before filing or may be awarded by the court in a contested case. The court may award rehabilitative (short-term) or more permanent alimony to either of the spouses in either lump-sum payments or as monthly/yearly payments or both.

In Nevada, there are no detailed rules regarding how support is to be assigned. However, it is important to realize that either of the spouses may be assigned to provide support to the other, without regard to gender. But, it is instead based on assuring the spouses retain as close to the same standard of living they had as possible prior to the divorce. More details regarding spousal support will be given after you begin filling out your questionnaire.

Property division in Nevada

Property division

When a couple chooses to divorce in Nevada, they must distribute property in a fair and agreeable manner.

Nevada is deemed a “community property” state. The two spouses keep all of their separate property, which is property that was acquired before the marriage or received by gift or inheritance. The court will then divide all of the community property and all of the property held jointly by the spouses, including any retirement benefits. Marital fault is not a factor. Either spouse’s property is then subject to distribu­tion for alimony or child support. Separate property which one spouse contributed to purchase or improve community property may be returned to the contributing spouse. [Nevada Revised Statutes; Chapter 125, Section 150 and 210].

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Mediation support in Nevada

There are no legal requirements for mediation in the state of Nevada.

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Divorce forms in Nevada

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Filing fees for divorce in Nevada

When you file your divorce papers, the court will charge filing fees that may vary by county. These costs are in addition to the cost of using OnlineDivorce.com. Please check with your local courthouse to determine the exact amount.

How long will it take

The use of the OnlineDivorce.com service usually takes between 30 minutes and two hours or more depending on the complexity of your case. You’ll start filling out the questionnaire immediately and can either complete it in one sitting, or you can save your progress and complete it at a later date if that is more convenient for you.

Once you’ve gotten the documents complete, you will need to file them and get your spouse’s signature. You’ll have more information regarding the finalization of your divorce case once you complete your paperwork and submit it with the clerk of courts.

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  • We provide the full divorce packet that is required by a local court - clients do not need to drive to their local courthouse to get the blank forms or search for the right divorce forms online. In rare cases, some local forms specific to a filing county can vary in color, paper material, size and / or scanning bar code so they may need to be obtained from the county clerk's office directly.
  • We complete the necessary forms for clients based on the answers they give in a simple guided online interview - clients do not need to read through the legal jargon and try to figure out how to fill out those forms yourself.
  • We give the detailed and easy to follow step-by-step instructions for filing a divorce with the court - so a client knows exactly what to do to get his/her divorce finalized.
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