What Happens If My Spouse Won’t Give Me A Divorce?
This topic came about because I had a consultation yesterday with a gentleman, who came into my office very distraught, he was very upset, stating that he had been trying to get a divorce for about seven to eight months now and his wife was refusing to sign paperwork or agree to a divorce. He was at his wits’ end and he did not know what to do.
I explained to this gentleman that a divorce is a process through the court system that is initiated by either one spouse or both spouses jointly, when they come to an agreement. It is not something that you have to beg your spouse to give you, it is not something that you are going to be denied; you can not be forced by anyone to remain married to someone that you want to get divorced from.
It is unfortunate, however, that once you advise your spouse of your desire to get a divorce, that they become hostile, they become combative, they fight you, they drag their feet, and they make the process unbearable. This is a situation that is already stressful and they’re just prolonging the inevitable and making everyone go through more stress and more emotional drama than necessary.
The fortunate thing to know is that Nevada is a no-fault state which means is that you do not have to show or prove to the judge reasons why the judge should grant you a divorce. You simply have to state in your paperwork that you and your spouse are no longer compatible and that you wish to get a divorce. That is it; that is the only reason that you need in Nevada to get a divorce.
For those struggling with a spouse objecting to divorce, it’s important to remember that no one can force you to stay in a marriage that you no longer want to stay in. No one can put you in a position where you have to beg to get a divorce, and you do not have to make a case for a reason for you to get a divorce.
If you are in this situation, please contact our office to begin the divorce process. Each individual in a marriage has rights and they do not have to be stuck in a marriage that they don’t want to be in any longer. Contact our office at (702) 998-1188, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or schedule a consultation online.
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