Everyday, people call our office to ask about getting a divorce in just one day in Nevada. There are so many myths circulating around the Internet about this that we decided to address them once and for all.
TWO MOST-ASKED QUESTIONS SURROUNDING THIS MYTH:
Q: Can I just go to Nevada tomorrow and file my divorce?
A: Yes, of course you can drive to Nevada tomorrow and start the process of doing what you have to do before you file your divorce. However, you can't go back home tomorrow night with a Decree of Divorce in your suitcase. That IS a total myth.
The main obstacle for most people who look into getting a divorce in Nevada is that, if you are not a current resident, you must live in Nevada for a minimum of six consecutive weeks before you are considered a Nevada resident.
Q: Once I file my divorce in Nevada, it just takes a day or two to get it finalized, right? I saw that on another website.
A. Yes. And no. It very much depends on how busy the court is at the time your divorce is filed, and how busy the judge to whom your case gets assigned happens to be at that time. We do get final decrees back from the court in just a day or two occasionally, but the norm is more like 7 to 10 days and even up to three weeks sometimes. Back in the 50's when Nevada divorces became popular, yes, you could often get a decree finalized in a day. And even just 10 years ago, you could get it done that fast too. What happened is that between the much larger population of Nevada and the larger number of people who move here and establish residency to get a divorce, our courts have just simply gotten overwhelmed with cases.
Now, that we'd dispelled the myth, find out how to get a Nevada divorce the right way, through an attorney, in the shortest amount of time possible. We've been dealing with Family Court in Nevada since about 1985