Courts Are Still Opened
We are saddened by what is happening with COVID19. Our hearts go out to all families affected by it. We hope things return to normal as soon as possible. Meanwhile, contrary to rumors, COURTS ARE OPENED FOR BUSINESS, but the courthouse is closed. Attorneys file cases through a platform set up for that purpose, and they attend hearings via phone or streaming. It's business as usual for us.
We do case intake online. There is no need for you to travel to our office for any reason, though you do have that option.
You can even get notarized online by an e-notary if coming to our office to get notarized is an issue for you. We are taking precautions. Our staff wears masks and gloves when meeting with clients. We have disposable pens for clients' use. Our business center requires everyone who enters to wear a mask.
This means we can file your case and your judge can decide on it without you ever leaving home. Call us for details: 702-680-1780.
A Word From Attorney James Smith
I have represented parties in their Nevada divorces for more than 25 years. I believe I understand the needs of clients when it comes to a divorce. I believe you want for this event to pass as painlessly and as easily as possible so you can go on with your life. My staff and I take this seriously and we work diligently to get you through your divorce as soon as possible, and for as little cost as possible without compromising on the quality of your representation. Call 702-420-7052 for help.
Attorney James E. Smith
The staff at this attorney’s office is very knowledgeable and was very helpful in guiding me through the divorce process. I was very impressed with the quick responses to my questions and the speed in which my divorce was finalized. Hopefully, I will not need this service again, but if I do I would use them.
M. H. Las Vegas, Nevada
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You can obtain a joint petition divorce in Nevada fairly quickly if both parties are current residents. A joint petition divorce makes it through the Family Court system court faster than a Complaint for Divorce.
What’s a Joint Petition Divorce?
- As per Nevada Statutes (NRS 125.182), parties filing for a divorce can do so in the form of what is known as a joint petition divorce. This is also referred to as an uncontested divorce (though an uncontested divorce can also be a one-signature divorce), or a no-fault divorce.
- In Nevada, this type of divorce filing grants a divorce without either party being at fault. The joint petition simply states that both parties are requesting the divorce because they have become incompatible.
- At least one of the parties to the divorce must be a Nevada resident.
- For this type of divorce to work, both parties must agree on the terms of the divorce, such as how they will divide their property, who will pay how much alimony to whom (if applicable), as well as on child custody, child support, and visitation if the parties have children together.
- Both parties involved have to sign the documents in front of a notary before the case is filed at court.
- Once the documents have been signed and notarized, the joint petition is filed with the Court and the decree submitted for the signature of the judge.
- Once the judge signs the Decree, the clerk files it and that’s when your divorce becomes final.
Difference Between Joint Petition, Uncontested Divorce, and No Fault Divorce
When both parties sign divorce papers before filing the divorce at court, these terms are interchangeable in so far as having a divorce granted. An uncontested divorce can also be granted when only one party signs the papers. See below.
In an uncontested divorce, either both parties sign the divorce documents before filing at court , or only one party does and the other party does not contest the terms of the complaint for divorce once served with the divorce papers.
No Fault Divorce:
A no-fault divorce means that the divorce is no one’s fault. The plaintiff is not expected to show proof of wrong-doing on the part of the Defendant. It is good enough to say that the parties have become incompatible and can no longer be married.
Nowadays, however, the term “no fault divorce” is often used interchangeably with “uncontested divorce.” Same as in an uncontested divorce, or a joint petition, in a no-fault divorce, either both parties sign the divorce papers before the divorce is filed , or only one party signs and the other party does not object to the terms of the complaint for divorce, meaning he or she doesn’t file an answer and counterclaim after being served divorce papers.
Joint Petition Divorce:
A joint petition is the only one of the above where the divorce papers must be signed by both parties before filing the divorce at court. The parties must come to terms on all issues such as property and debt division, as well as physical custody of any minor children, visitation, and child support.
JOINT PETITION DIVORCEBoth parties must sign
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Appreciated your patience
Hi Good Day, I would like to thank you for doing all your best to make things possible to get my divorce done,and I really appreciate your patience everytime I call and check the status of it. One of your Law secretary was really accommodating and helpful all throughout until this day of finalizing the documents. I’m so excited and happy. Again Thank you so much and Have a nice Day. I will assure you I will recommend your office to all my friends and relatives.
D.M.U. Las Vegas, Nevada
* Court filing fees and administrative court costs add up to $328 for joint petition divorce ($342 with children), and $364 for a Complaint for Divorce. Cost of process service and publication (when the other party won’t sign or cannot be found) is additional. U.S. average cost is $160 for process service ($125 in urban Nevada); publication $150. Process service outside the US.: costs vary by country and are individual to each case.