While everyone enters into marriage with the best intentions, unfortunately, many marriages end in divorce. Although the divorce laws in Nevada are complex, a qualified and experienced attorney can help make the marital dissolution as painless and efficient as possible. Reno Divorce Attorney Aaron Bushur has years of experience handling divorces and family law matters and is available to discuss your divorce matters.
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Some of the basics of divorce law in Reno include the following:
- Nevada is a no fault state. This means that one or both parties do not have to accuse the other of wrongdoing (such as cheating) in order to get a divorce. Many marriages are simply a result of incompatibility.
- Nevada is a community property state. This means that all property acquired by either party during the marriage becomes the property of both parties equally.
- Separate property is property that was owned by either party prior to the marriage as well as property that is acquired by gift, bequest, devise or descent, or by a personal injury settlement.
- Residency requirement – at least one of the parties must live in the state for at least 6 weeks before filing for divorce.
- Joint petition – when the parties to a marriage agree to a divorce and the circumstances are not complex (e.g., no children, no contested property) they may want to take advantage of a joint petition, which is the most expeditious way to get a divorce.
Child Custody and Visitation
For most parents, nothing is more important than the children. And, in the court’s eyes, the welfare of the child is the most important of all matters. The court will do what is in the best interest of the child and intervene if the parents cannot come to a viable agreement.
Legal custody refers to who makes the major life decisions for the child, such as religious upbringing, school, medical decisions and more, while physical custody refers to the child’s living arrangements.
Spousal support, or alimony, is often a highly emotional and hotly contested matter in divorce cases. There are many factors that may come into consideration, including the length of the marriage, the relative wealth or income of the parties, earning ability, manner in which the parties have become accustomed to living, and much more. This matter is obviously of great importance and the value of a skilled Reno divorce lawyer cannot be underestimated.
Aaron Bushur Law in Reno Offers a Complimentary Consultation to Discuss Divorce
If you have already decided to get a divorce, or if you are now contemplating one, it is advisable to discuss your particular circumstances with a qualified Reno divorce lawyer. Attorney Aaron Bushur offers a free initial 30 minute consultation, which can be scheduled by calling 775-219-4222.