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Does Every Divorce Need a Las Vegas Divorce Lawyer?

Not every divorce needs an attorney. If you don’t have assets to divide, or there are no children you can probably file a divorce without hiring any divorce attorneys. Especially if you and your spouse see eye to eye on all the issues. If you both agree, you can file an uncontested divorce which can be done without a lawyer. Same for a custody case. If you both agree you can file an uncontested custody case without a divorce attorney.

What is an Uncontested Divorce?

This type of divorce has several names. It can be called a "No Fight Divorce", "Amicable Divorce", "Non Contested Divorce", or "Joint Petition for Divorce". These names all mean the same thing; you and spouse agree on the terms of the divorce. If you both agree, you file a couple of documents and there is no court hearing. This type of divorce is quicker and less expensive. You can handle child custody cases or a legal separation the same way. Visit our Uncontested Divorce page to learn more.

What is a Contested Divorce?

If your spouse does not want the divorce or will not agree to the terms of the divorce, then you have a contested divorce. Contested means you are filing documents with the court because you need a judge to make the final decisions. For example, you and your spouse cannot agree on who should keep the house, or how much spousal support you should receive. You would file a complaint for divorce which starts the process for a judge to decide these issues.

Can I File My Divorce in Las Vegas?

Divorce laws are called statutes. Las Vegas courts must follow Nevada statutes. In other words, they must follow Nevada law. And Nevada Law NRS 125.020 says, if you "physically" resided in Las Vegas for six weeks prior to filing a divorce you may file in Las Vegas.

It also says if you have not lived in Las Vegas for six weeks, or your children have not lived in Nevada for six months, you might not be able to file in Las Vegas or Nevada. If that is the case, review “What State Can I File My Divorce In?

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How To Choose a Divorce Attorney?

A good way to find the best divorce attorneys is to Google them. Read their good reviews. And how they respond to bad reviews. Don’t limit your search to a divorce attorney near you. You might never go to your attorney’s office. Most everything is handled at the court, through video hearings, or through email. Expand your search to include any attorney in the Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, or Henderson. Basically, any attorney who practices in Clark County Nevada should be able to assist you.

Review the lawyer’s website. Read articles they have written about subjects like "getting primary child custody" or "how to divide a pension". We recommend gravitating towards attorneys who only handle divorce or custody cases. You don't want a "Jack of all Trades" attorney. Schedule a consultation with at least two of them. This way you can compare.

Why Choose Right Divorce Lawyers?

Since 2004 we have helped thousands of clients with their divorce or custody issues. With that amount of experience there is not much we have not seen or heard. We know the ins and outs of divorce and custody laws. We have hundreds of positive reviews. We have been voted the Best Divorce Lawyer in Las Vegas seven years running We only handle divorce and custody cases. We offer a free phone consult. And most importantly, we only charge fixed fees. No hourly billing at Right Divorce Lawyers.

How Much Does a Divorce Cost?

Non Contested divorces average $1,500. Contested divorces will typically start at $3,500 and may go up from there. While most attorneys bill an hourly rate, at Right Divorce Lawyers we only charge a fixed fee. We provide you with an estimate for specific legal tasks. The estimate is all you pay for those tasks. Now, a fixed fee does not mean we are the lowest priced attorney. But it does mean you know up front the cost to start your divorce or custody case.

How Do I Start My Divorce?

The first step in every divorce or custody matter is to decide if it is contested or uncontested. If your think the issue is uncontested, visit Uncontested Divorce to get started. If your divorce is contested, or you don't know, your next step is to start learning. There are rules and words you want to be familiar with. For example, what is how to divide community property, or what is spousal support, or how is child support calculated. We recommend downloading our Divorce & Custody Guide to learn the basics. Then schedule a call with one of our divorce attorneys to get answers to more questions you might have.

Uncontested Divorce (No Fight)

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The divorce is uncontested when you and your spouse agree to the terms. This is quicker and cheaper because there are no court hearings.

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Our Divorce Attorneys


Stacy Rocheleau, Esq.

Right Divorce Lawyers was first established by Stacy. In 2020, she was elected as a Family Court Judge. She has since moved on from the firm. However, Stacy's eighteen years of experience in family law continues to impact the practice. Her aptitude in law and her approach to cases have been taught and passed down to our attorneys. Bio & resume…


Rock Rocheleau, Esq (Practices Las Vegas).

Rock is the managing attorney and spouse of Right Divorce Lawyers' founder, Judge Stacy Rocheleau. Rock began his career in the business as an office administrator. He attended UNLV's School of Law at night while and worked during the day as well. Rock possesses a creative legal mind and is constantly seeking novel solutions to address his clients' legal issues. Bio & resume…


Brittney Salvatore-Perkins, Esq (Practices Las Vegas).

There are divorce attorneys, and there are lawyers. The distinction is immediately apparent. Brittney obtains most of her divorce customers from referrals from previous clients because they perceive her to be approachable, educated, and a genuine divorce attorney. Bio & resume…


Meredith Weiner, Esq (Practices Las Vegas).

Meredith, who was born and raised in Las Vegas, had always wanted to be a lawyer. Meredith's career began in criminal court, where she developed into an excellent trial lawyer. Meredith is now concentrating on using those talents in divorce court. Bio & resume…

Maggie Manning

Maggie Manning, Esq.

Maggie started her career practicing civil litigation and then worked briefly as a criminal prosecutor before finding her home at Right Divorce Lawyers. As a dedicated advocate for her clients, Maggie is committed to guiding families through divorce, child custody disputes, adoption, domestic violence cases, and other family law matters. Bio & resume…

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Divorce & Custody Tools


Child Support Calculator

In Nevada, child support amounts are set formulas based on type of custody, number of children, and the gross monthly income of the parents. Our online calculator quickly and easily calculates the monthly amount of child support a parent should be paying, or receiving.
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Tonopah Spousal Support

Nevada does not have a an absolute spousal support formula. The Tonopah Formula is the closest our state has come to adopting a formula. This calculator attempts to mimic that formula.
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Kogod Spousal Support

The Kogod Formula is based on how much a spouse needs and how much a spouse can pay. To calculate the support amount the court will review monthly budgets from both.
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Marrital Balance Sheet

This marital balance sheet lists all the assets and debts of the marriage, and how you would like them divided. This balance sheet can form the basis of a divorce settlement. By listing all property and debts both spouses get a vivid picture of how the assets can be divided.
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Child Custody Calendar

We created a calendar to help you design and sample a child visitation plan. Enter in days the child will spend with the mother, and which days with the father.
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Malmquist Formula

Spouses will often pay bills on a separate property home. In most cases the community has now earned a portion of the value of the home. This calculator helps figure out the amount the community has earned.
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