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Before filing for divorce in Nevada, at least one spouse in the action must have been a resident of the state for six weeks.
The only grounds or causes for divorce in Nevada are as follows:
1. Insanity existing for 2 years prior to the commencement of the action. Upon this cause of action the court, before granting a divorce, shall require corroborative evidence of the insanity of the defendant at that time, and a decree granted on this ground shall not relieve the successful party from contributing to the support and maintenance of the defendant, and the court may require the plaintiff in such action to give bond therefor in an amount to be fixed by the court.
2. When the husband and wife have lived separate and apart for 1 year without cohabitation the court may, in its discretion, grant an absolute decree of divorce at the suit of either party.
In the State of Nevada, custody is determined in accordance with the best interests of the child, without preference based upon the gender of the parent. The court will consider the wishes of the parties and the wishes of the child, if he or she demonstrates sufficient maturity.
Joint custody may be agreed upon by the parties and typically guarantees the parties equal decision making authority over the important decisions concerning their children's development. Joint custody usually does not insure that the children spend an equal amount of time with each parent.
Nevada’s child support guidelines apply in virtually every case, unless special circumstances are present. Both parties’ gross incomes, as well as certain child related expenses, are taken into consideration when calculating the child support obligation. Until the child reaches eighteen years of age, child support will continue. Child support may continue into the child’s secondary education.
A divorce action may be started in the county in which the defendant resides. If defendant resides out of state then the plaintiff may designate the county of filing in the complaint.
Before or after a divorce is initiated, the parties may agree to submit any or all of their disputed issues to mediation. If an agreement is made in mediation the parties may proceed in court on an uncontested basis.
Court filing fees are in addition to the cost of using it's over easy. This cost may vary by county. Please check with your local courthouse to determine the exact amount.