What To Expect During Your Divorce

To understand what you should expect during a divorce in Nevada, the lawyers of Hanratty Law Group can walk you through the process step-by-step. Your attorney can assist you with all documentation and related matters.

  1. File an official complaint for divorce, which includes your ideal divorce outcomes
  2. Request a summons of your spouse
  3. Request a Joint Preliminary Injunction (JPI), which stops either spouse from depleting marital assets or incurring shared debts
  4. Serve the complaint, summons and JPI to the opposing spouse through a nonparty
  5. After serving the opposing party, file an Affidavit of Service
  6. File an affidavit of residence witness (someone who can attest to the fact that you are a resident of Nevada and who has seen you in the State of Nevada four (4) or more times per week since six (6) weeks before filing the complaint)
  7. If your spouse does not agree to all terms, they may file an Answer and Counterclaim, which is a request for what they want to receive in the divorce
  8. You would then file a Reply to Defendant's Counterclaim that admits or denies the requests made by your spouse
  9. If children are involved and you and your spouse cannot resolve the issue of custody, you may need a hearing to determine custody. If children are not an issue or the issue of custody has been resolved, the court will set a trial date to resolve all financial matters.
  10. After a custody hearing, an order would be prepared that outlines the ruling made by the Court. The order is signed by the judge and filed with the clerk. After trial, a Decree of Divorce will be prepared to outline the divorce terms. After filing, a Notice of Entry of Decree of Divorce is required.
  11. At any point throughout the process a Motion may be filed that requests the Court make a specific order. The purpose of a Motion will vary based upon the specific type of case but may deal with issues related to children, child support, payment of community bills or temporary support. When filing a Motion, a hearing date is assigned. As with the complaint, your spouse may file an Opposition and Counter motion.
  12. At any time, you and your spouse can reach a settlement through a Request for Summary Disposition. Hanratty Law Group is active in attempting to resolve cases. We believe settlement is advantageous because it reduces the time and cost associated with divorce. Hanratty Law Group encourages clients to participate in mediation as an alternative to an evidentiary hearing or trial. In the event settlement cannot be reached, Hanratty Law Group is ready, willing and able to aggressively litigate at the evidentiary hearing or trial.

This list is a simple overview of how your divorce may happen. However, your situation may vary according to your unique circumstances. We will help you understand each step of the process and advocate for your interests throughout your divorce.

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Because divorce can be a complex process, it is important to rely on experienced legal counsel. Our committed attorneys are available for a consultation in Summerlin and the Las Vegas area. Call us at 702-570-9287 or contact us online to discuss your divorce case.

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