If you are getting, or about to get a divorce, the last thig you should do it try to go it alone. In Nevada, there are many statutory regulations that control the dissolution of marriage, and unless you are a family law professional, attempting to even file even the uncontested divorce paperwork yourself could result in having the whole case dismissed.
There are many giant law firms in Nevada full of divorce attorneys who have become desensitized to the needs of their clients over the years.
While they are still good lawyers, people who are going through a divorce need a sympathetic ear, as well as quality representation. Here at Justice Law Center every divorce lawyer cares about each one of their clients and their families. This is why we are Nevada’s premier law firm, and we have been helping the people of Winnemucca Nevada with their divorces for over 25 years.
The Nevada Divorce Process
In Nevada, there are two different types of divorce. The two types are contested and uncontested divorce proceedings. In an uncontested divorce, both soon to be ex-spouses have agreed on all of the matters involved. Matters such as physical and legal custody of any minor children, the separation of all assets and debts, as well as child support or alimony must be agreed upon with no dispute. Then, all of these agreements are put into a legal agreement that must be signed and notarized by both parties, then filed with the court to be ratified into a divorce decree.
The second type of divorce in Nevada is a contested divorce. A contested divorce case is opened when one party files a compliant for divorce in district court against the other. When this happens the filing spouse sues the other spouse for a divorce and is known as the “plaintiff,” with the spouse receiving the complaint being known as the “defendant.” Then, the compliant for divorce is formally served on the receiving party and that spouse then has 21 days to file a document called a “answer and counterclaim.” If no response is filed with the court in the allotted time frame, the plaintiff can then file for a “default judgement,” although getting a default judgement in a Nevada divorce is difficult.
How a Justice Law Center Winnemucca Divorce Lawyer Can Help
In a contested divorce it is normally always a good idea to hire a divorce attorney. You will need an impartial divorce specialist that is familiar with all the Nevada divorce statutes and civil procedures. After a complaint for divorce has been filed, your Winnemucca divorce lawyer will begin compiling all the information and evidence that will support your case. This is called the “discovery” phase of the divorce proceeding. With an attorney, you may not be able to gather enough evidence to support your case and may end up agreeing to a settlement that is not in your best interest.
In addition to gathering the evidence, a good divorce lawyer will be able to litigate with your soon to be ex-spouse in a manner that supports what you want to get out of the divorce. A lawyer can file to freeze community assets until the divorce is finalized or litigate in support of you getting primary physical custody of your kids, among other things.
Even in the case of an uncontested divorce, you will need a lawyer to draft the paperwork needed to get a divorce decree signed by the judge. In Nevada, there are a great number of statutory requirements that need to be met in order to get a divorce decree signed by a judge. You will need what’s called a “martial settlement agreement” drafted, and in the case of minor children, a “parenting plan,” along with documents establishing jurisdiction and a financial statement showing assets and debts.
If you are getting a divorce, or if you are already in the middle of one, we have a Winnemucca divorce lawyer available right now that is willing to sit down with you for a free consolation. We will discuss your case in detail and offer the best legal advice you will find, before any money even changes hands.
Call us today and let us take the burden and stress you are feeling off your shoulders.