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Requirements for Filing for Divorce in Nevada

One or both parties must be living in Nevada and have been in Nevada for at least 6 weeks prior to filing the divorce action.

If the parties have any children under 18, the court can only issue a custody order if the child(ren)  have lived in Nevada for 6 months before the action is filed.

Nevada is a “no fault divorce” state. This means that there does not need to be cruelty, cheating, or any other bad behavior from one spouse. In Nevada, there are only three reasons a person can legally request a divorce and those are:

  1. Insanity of one spouse lasting at least 2 years before the divorce was filed (the insanity should be documented and diagnosed by a professional);
  2. The parties have lived separate and apart for at least one year without moving back in together; OR
  3. Incompatibility is the most commonly used grounds for divorce. Incompatibility simple means that the parties are no longer a good match.