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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 702-680-1780 for help.
Attorney James E. Smith

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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.

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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 and Uncontested 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.

Uncontested Divorce:

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.

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.


What is a 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.”  Under this understanding of it, 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.

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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

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* 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 $160. Process service outside the US.: costs vary by country and are individual to each case.