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Filing for Divorce in Nevada

Divorce Law Residency Requirement

The State of Nevada has a 6 week residency requirement for filing a Nevada divorce. For Nevada divorce law go to NRS 125.020. If you are currently serving in the military and your military home state (state of record) is Nevada, you may file for a divorce in Nevada even if now residing in another state. You may wish to check with your command officer to verify the correct state is listed on your LES.

The divorce process of establishing Nevada residency is as follows:

  1. You must live in Nevada 6 full weeks before you can file in Nevada.
  2. Another person who has resided in Nevada for at least 6 months must sign an "Affidavit of Resident Witness" stating that he/she has witnessed you residing in Nevada for at least 6 weeks.


The State of Nevada provides that Divorce may be granted on the following causes:

  1. Insanity existing for 2 years prior to the commencement of the action.
  2. When the husband and wife have lived separate and apart for 1 year without cohabitation the court may, in its discretion, grant an absolute decree of divorce at the suit of either party.
  3. Incompatibility (i.e. no fault)


Annulment of a marriage returns the Parties to the marriage to the status of a single person. The marriage is void as if it never occurred. Grounds for an Annulment in Nevada exists based on the following:

  1. Lack of Consent of the Parent or Guardian
  2. Lack of Understanding (i.e. intoxication during the ceremony)
  3. Fraud


The Chattah Law Group provides an unprecedented service in the areas of handling your divorce/custody issues when your spouse is overseas and you are in Las Vegas OR establishing custody/visitation across international borders.

We also provide unprecedented service in the area of returning your child under The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. To find out if your child is in a Country member of the Hague Convention, click on the following link:

Our vast experience in handling international domestic cases allows you to have personal and effective assistance in the following foreign languages:

As a service to you, we work with the highest skilled Certified interpreters in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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