Divorce in Nevada

Nicknamed The Silver State, Nevada has a significantly high divorce rate, with most marriages not surviving past their silver anniversary.

You can file a divorce petition at the district court in any county in Nevada where:

  • Your spouse lives /can be located
  • You live
  • The cause of the divorce happened even if none of you has resided in Nevada before; or
  • You and your spouse last lived

Before filing for divorce in Nevada, you or your spouse must have lived in the state for at least six weeks.1

Divorce from the bonds of matrimony may be obtained for any of these reasons:

  1. The both of you have lived separately and apart for one year without cohabitation
  2. Incompatibility
  3. Insanity that existed two years before the start of the action2

Nevada is a community property state, and only property acquired during the divorce is subject to division. Marital property in Nevada is distributed equally (50/50), including debt. Nevada divorce laws also consider economic misconduct during the property division case.3

1NV ST § 125.020

2NV ST § 125.010

3NV ST § 125.150