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Nevada Divorce Law

Divorce Laws in Nevada

According to Nevada divorce laws, you may request either a no-fault or fault divorce. The entry of a no fault divorce requires the statement of incompatibility or a showing that the spouses have been living separate and apart for one year. Fault grounds include insanity for a period of two years prior. Additionally, one of the spouses must have been a resident in the state of Nevada for at least six weeks prior to filing for divorce in NV.

Alimony & Community Property in Nevada

Nevada is known as a community property state. According to the divorce laws in Nevada this means that the marital property, or community property, must be divided equally. Separate property shall be retained by the owning spouse.

Alimony can be awarded to either the husband or wife in any manner necessary to do equity and justice between the spouses. Such factors as the length of the marriage, the partiesí prior living standard, etc. are considered in determining the amount and duration that should be paid.

Nevada Child Support, Child Visitation and Child Custody

The main focus in determining child custody, according to Nevada divorce law, is the best interest of the children. However, under NV divorce laws, joint custody is presumed to be the best custody. The preferences of the child shall be considered. Visitation rights are typically awarded to the non custodial parent.

Child support (a percentage of the non-custodial parentsí income paid to assist with the support of his children) is determined by the Varying Percentage of Income model, based on gross income as set forth by divorce law in Nevada.