Divorce Law Basics in the State of Nevada
Nevada State Divorce Code (Title 11, Chapter 125) (leg.state.nv.us)
- The parties have lived apart for at least one year without cohabitation
Residency: Either party must be a resident of the state for at least 6 weeks prior to filing
Legal Separation Recognized? Yes. A party may seek legal separation if he or she has a cause for divorce or if he or she has been deserted for at least 90 days.
Property Distribution: Nevada is a community property state. You and your spouse may modify the distribution of property by creating a separate agreement; otherwise, the court will distribute the property equally. Separate property (property acquired prior to the marriage, as a gift or through inheritance) is not included in property distribution.
Alimony: Alimony may be awarded to either party and is at the discretion of the judge.