Divorce in Nevada
Divorce in Nevada has the potential to become complex and very costly without the advice of an experienced legal counsel. Black & LoBello will utilize our years of experience in the field of Family Law to advise you in advance as to the potential pitfalls and perils you face. The dissolution of marriage is accomplished by Divorce. Nevada is a no-fault state which means that the reasons for divorce are often inconsequential. Nevada Family Court will terminate the marriage and declare the parties single and unmarried persons if one party claims incompatibility.
For this reason, we encourage our clients to focus their energies on other areas, rather than focusing on establishing blame for the failed marriage. Once clients re-focus their energy, the legal matters can be readily addressed. Timing can be crucial in a divorce and seeking the advice of an attorney early in the process can drastically affect the outcome of your case. Black & LoBello will advise you in advance as to the potential pitfalls and perils that you face and will utilize our years of Divorce experience to protect both your assets and interest.
Depending upon the circumstances surrounding a marriage, it may be annulled by the Nevada Courts as if it never existed.
In the event that a marriage occurred while either party lacked the mental capacity to enter into a contract, occurred while either party was intoxicated, occurred due to certain types of mistakes, occurred while a party was under duress, or occurred based upon fraud, the Courts retain much latitude to determine whether a marriage should be ended by an annulment or a divorce.
In the event that you are a Nevada resident, or were married in the State of Nevada, and intend to seek an annulment, it is imperative that you seek the advice of counsel prior to filing a Petition.
Black & LoBello understands the nuances of Nevada Law and will assist you in presenting your case and maximizing your chances of successfully obtaining an Annulment.
As it pertains to divorce jurisdiction, the Plaintiff or Defendant must reside in Nevada for the six weeks leading up until the filing of the Complaint for Divorce. This six (6) week requirement is oftentimes abused by individuals from other States with stricter divorce laws. It is not unusual for an individual to come to Nevada and set up a sham residence in an attempt to meet the residency requirements to obtain a divorce. If such jurisdictional conflicts exist, it is crucial that you consult with an attorney immediately. Failure to raise jurisdictional objections prior to responding to a Complaint for Divorce, or appearing in Court, may result in you being subject to the jurisdiction of the Court regardless of such jurisdictional defenses depending upon the circumstances of your case.