What Grounds Do I Need to Prove To Get a Divorce In Nevada?
I often have questions in regards to this topic as people think about beginning the divorce process. The question I’m getting is, “What are the grounds for divorce in Nevada?” I want to start with the fact that Nevada is a no-fault divorce state. This means that you as the spouse who is beginning the divorce process do not have to prove that your spouse is doing anything wrong – for example, having an affair, has an addiction, is abusive, etc. – in order to obtain a divorce. There’s no need to include any wrong doing whatsoever on the part of your spouse in order to be granted a divorce in Nevada.
Some other states require fault before you can begin a divorce process. Luckily, here in Nevada, that is not necessary. In Nevada, to begin a divorce there is choice of just three grounds for divorce that you can choose:
- Number one you and your spouses are incompatible.
You and your spouse do not get along now nor do you anticipate being able to get along or mend your relationship in the future. That is one ground for divorce.
- The second ground for divorce is that your spouse and you have lived separately for at least one year’s time.
- The third ground for divorce in Nevada is that your spouse has been declared legally insane.
The spouse must have been diagnosed as being legally insane for at least two years before you began to file your divorce.
Those are the only three grounds for divorce in Nevada. The most common way that people file for divorce in Nevada is incompatibility as there are no requirements and nothing to prove. You basically just tell the judge that you are incompatible with your spouse and you wish to get a divorce.
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