No Fault Las Vegas Divorce
Most States are what are known as a “no-fault” divorce states. No fault means that in making its determinations, the family court does not assess blame for the divorce to either party and, therefore, does not punish either party for ending the marriage. No fault also means that you do not need grounds for a divorce. So long as one party desires a divorce and alleges that the marriage is irretrievably broken with no reasonable prospect of reconciliation the court will enter a divorce decree.
Common Law Marriage
Nevada, Arizona, and Utah also do not recognize common-law marriages. Thus, no matter how long the parties have lived together, or even if they have children, the courts will not find a common law marriage. However, if the parties moved into these States from a state that recognizes common-law marriage, it may be possible that the Courts will recognize the couple as married. To be valid, the marriage must have met the requirements for a valid common law marriage in the other state.
How Long is the Divorce Process?
After filing for divorce, whether or not the parties are able to agree on the issues in the divorce often dictates how long the divorce will take. If the parties are able to reach a full agreement in the beginning, the divorce could be final in as little as ninety (90) days. If the parties are unable to agree, and require the Court’s intervention, the process will probably take considerably longer. However, the courts do offer a procedure called Temporary Orders: rules the court applies to your case that define the relationship between the parties while the divorce is ongoing. Temporary Orders can deal with child custody, parental access to the children, child support, use of the marital residence, payment of debts and spousal support, just to name a few. Temporary Orders are sometimes agreed upon by the parties and sometimes arise from a contested hearing before a judge. Our aggressive attorneys are knowledgeable in divorce issues and courtroom-experienced to handle your case from initial filing to final Decree.
Las Vegas Divorce Attorneys
Contact us today to arrange a consultation and let one of our family law divorce Attorneys assist you in determining the proper way to deal with your individual situation.