Do You Qualify for an Uncontested Divorce?

Divorces where both spouses agree to the terms of the divorce is called an uncontested divorce or a joint petition.   Uncontested divorces are quicker and cheaper because you don’t need a court hearing.

Take the following test to find out whether you can file an uncontested divorce. If you answer “Yes” to these questions, you qualify for filing a joint petition for divorce.

Jurisdiction

Have you lived in Nevada for at least 6 weeks?

Has your spouse lived in Nevada for at least 6 weeks?

Either you or your spouse must live in Nevada to file a divorce. For a Nevada court to approve your divorce the court must have jurisdiction over the divorce. This requires either you or your spouse to have lived in Nevada for at least 6 weeks prior to filing the divorce. Read more about custody jurisdiction.

Do all your children live in Nevada?

Any children under 18 must have lived in Nevada for at least 6 months. For a Nevada court to approve a custody schedule or child support the children must have resided in Nevada for at least 6 months prior to filing. Read more about custody jurisdiction.

Dividing Community Property

Do you and your spouse agree on how to divide your community assets?

Do you and your spouse agree on how to divide your community debts?

Property acquired during the marriage is community property. You and your spouse will need to agree on home to divide your community property. The same goes for debts acquired during the marriage.  Read more about dividing assets and debts.

Spousal Support

Do you and your spouse agree on whether either should pay spousal support?

Spousal support is meant to equal incomes each spouse can earn after the divorce. If there is a long-term marriage  and a big difference in monthly income, then spousal support might be appropriate. Calculate your spousal support.

Child Custody

Do you and your spouse agree on a custody schedule?

Do you and your spouse agree on whether either should pay child support?

Spouses with children must agree on a custody schedule and whether child support will be paid. Read more about child custody Read more about calculating child support.