How Can I Get a Quick Divorce In Nevada?
Although Las Vegas has become known for “quickie weddings” that include everything from courthouse ceremonies to being married by an Elvis impersonator in a chapel on the strip, or even drive-through weddings, it important to remember that it’s not the same for a divorce. People often think they can get divorced in Las Vegas as quickly as they were married here. The reality is that, no, there is no such thing as a “quickie divorce” in Nevada.
In fact, Nevada Family Law judges are not very fond of people thinking that because you can quickly and easily get married in Nevada, that somehow the marriage is not “real” and should be easily and quickly reversed. Nevada Family Law judges don’t generally take kindly to people using the excuse that they want a quick divorce because their Las Vegas marriage wasn’t real.
Now, just because you cannot get divorced in Nevada as quickly as you can get married here, that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to speed up the divorce process. The best way for you to get a fast divorce in Nevada is through an uncontested divorce. This type of divorce requires that both parties are in agreement to the divorce and all matters involved in the marriage and marital estate. You both agree to the separation of assets, the separation of debts, and custody of the children. In that way, if you both are in agreement with everything with the divorce, then you can quickly file a joint petition for divorce and finalize the divorce without appearing in court.
The joint petition for divorce is the quickest, least expensive, and simplest form of divorce, mostly due to no court hearings being necessary. This divorce process will take between two to three weeks to complete from beginning to end. While it may only take minutes to become legally married in Nevada, a minimum of 2 weeks is generally the quickest one can be divorced in Nevada.
For you to be able to file a joint petition for divorce, in addition to coming to an agreement on everything, you must also meet resident eligibility requirements. In Nevada, to be eligible for divorce, at least one of the parties must have lived in Nevada for at least six weeks prior to filing the divorce.
Remember, while there is no such thing as a “quickie divorce” in Nevada, there is such a thing as a fast divorce in Nevada. If you are considering divorce, contact our office to discuss the specifics of your situation with our team. Our office can be reached at (702) 998-1188, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by scheduling a consultation online.