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The Basics of a Nevada Divorce

By Gordon Law Offices  Jul. 3, 2013 11:45a

Nevada's divorce process is based on "no fault," which means that proving wrongdoing on the part of a spouse is not a part of the procedure. The grounds for a divorce in Nevada are the incompatibility of the couple or the fact that the spouses have lived separate and apart without cohabitation for at least one year. A divorce may also be granted on the basis of a spouse's insanity for two years previous to the divorce action. Fault in a Nevada divorce can only become an issue for consideration by the courts when it comes to dividing marital property and debts or in the matter of alimony. At that point, the court may penalize a spouse who has inflicted unfair or adverse consequences on the other by awarding the aggrieved spouse additional compensation in the splitting of assets or some type of alimony.

Residency requirements for a Nevada divorce consist of either party having resided a minimum of six weeks in the state prior to filing for a divorce. Like its neighbor, California, Nevada divides marital property and liabilities on a 50-50 basis under community property law. This equal distribution is done as fairly as possible unless there is a compelling reason for the court to do otherwise. Alimony may be awarded by the court based on the facts and evidence presented. Alimony may be in a lump sum or in periodic payments. It is often awarded for the purpose of providing training or education to a spouse, especially in cases where that spouse has contributed to the career skills of the other. Should the spouse who receives alimony remarry, alimony payments to him or her generally will cease.

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