How Can I Get A Quick Divorce In Las Vegas?
This topic is commonly one of the first questions I hear when a client comes in for a divorce. By the time they’ve ultimately decided on moving forward with a divorce, the individual or couple simply wants it finalized as soon as possible.
- In order to qualify for a joint-petition, you must first and foremost have an agreement, in which you both agree on every single issue. This is a requirement for a joint-petition, and there is usually no way around it. If you agree on 90%, yet you have one issue that you do not agree on, you will not be able to qualify to file a joint-petition. The issues that you need to agree on may include things such as the division of debts, division of property, child custody, visitation schedules, amount of monthly child support payments, and if applicable, spousal support.
- The second requirement is residency. You have to establish that one of the parties in the divorce is a resident of Nevada. This means that that party has lived in Nevada, for a minimum of six weeks prior to filing the divorce. To do so, you will be required to submit an Affidavit of Resident Witness. Through this affidavit, a third party that knows one or both spouses must verify to the court that the spouse/couple, in fact, lives in Nevada and that they know them, and that they see them a couple of times during the week.
- Lastly, if there are children involved, you will need a certificate of completion for a COPE Class. This is a parenting class that both parents must attend, either in person, or online. Once the class is complete, you will receive a certificate, which you will then need to file with the court. The most important thing to remember about this COPE Class is that if you do not file the certificate, 90%, if not 99% of the time, most judges will not give you a divorce.
A joint-petition usually takes about one to three weeks to complete, depending on the court calendar. The reason a joint-petition for divorce can be finalized so quickly is that because there is complete agreement between both parties, there’s normally no need for a court hearing. Therefore, once the judge signs your divorce decree, and it has been filed, the divorce is final. There’s no need for anything further.
If you’re considering divorce, or would like to discuss this topic further, do not hesitate to contact our office to speak with an experienced family law attorney. To schedule a consultation, call (702) 998-1188, email email@example.com, or use our online scheduler.