Is Nevada a "No-Fault Divorce" State?

Is Nevada a "No-Fault Divorce" State?

Top Las Vegas criminal defense attorney discusses whether Nevada is a no-fault divorce state.

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Nevada is a no-fault divorce state. This means that if you want a divorce, you do not have to accuse your spouse of adultery, abuse, or any other wrongdoing. Instead, all you have to allege is that you’re incompatible.
There are several advantages to filing for divorce first before your spouse. By filing first, you get to choose the time frame and venue, and if your case proceeds to trial, you would go first and be heard last. But there are disadvantages to filing first as well. The first to file spends more on court filing fees. And once you file, it may extinguish any chance there may have been of a reconciliation.
When a divorce case does go to trial, then fault often does come into play. Both sides produce as much evidence as possible to cast the other in a bad light in the hopes of swaying the judge to settle property- and child custody disputes in their favor. That is why divorcing couples are strongly encouraged to negotiate settlements out of court with the help of a mediator. It saves a lot of money, time, and heartache, and that way you retain some control over the outcome instead of leaving everything up to a judge.


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