Nevada Divorce Attorney
If you live in southern Nevada—Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, and Mesquite—you’re thinking about Divorce and wondering if you Should File First, it’s essential you get the best legal help you can.
Should you file first in a divorce
You need a Las Vegas Divorce Lawyer.
Divorce is typically a smooth process in the state of Nevada. The Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS), have a chapter dedicated to Divorce, NRS 125. It’s rare that any two divorces are the same. While the NRS will be our guide to pursuing your Divorce, I will work with you to get the details right for your needs.
One of those needs might be Filing First for Divorce. There are many reasons why you might consider Filing First. If you’re certain your marriage cannot be saved, whether or not you’ve already already spoken to your spouse about Divorce, and feel like you might be in for a fight, Filing First might be the right move for you.
Nevada is a No-Fault Divorce state, which means whatever the reason for ending your marriage or partnership the state of Nevada will grant you a Divorce so long as you meet minimum requirements. Filing First puts you in the driver’s seat to manage the pace of your Divorce. Filing First starts the process moving and shows your spouse you are serious in your decision to terminate your marriage.
Under the NRS, your spouse must respond to your Filing within 20 days. Generally, Filing First will force him or her to get a lawyer. If you’re concerned about shared assets you need to understand that once you file Nevada law stipulates that the jurisdiction issue a JPI, or Joint Preliminary Injunction. This means your spouse cannot do anything with your shared assets, protecting your stake in the marriage. I have over 30 years’ experience in Divorce law and it’s extremely common for spouses and partners try to sell or hide assets. I will work to ensure your property gets divided fairly. Filing First can give you that added protection.
As I mentioned above, Filing First puts you in control. If you have children, we will have done all the preparation before Filing. You will have a comprehensive package to which your spouse will have to respond. This gives us an advantage because we are prepared. If your spouse Files First you will have to respond within that 20-day window. Sometimes that is not enough time to mount a proper response, so Filing First gives us an advantage to ensure that you get everything you want out of the Divorce decree. Especially if you have children, Filing First can give you the chance to negotiate an agreement in your children’s best interests.
Obviously if you or your family are in an abusive situation, Filing First might be essential, especially if you’re worried about potential violence from your spouse. If that’s the case I advise you to move quickly. Judges will also take any domestic violence into account when we finalize your Divorce decree.
Douglas Crawford Law has over 30 years’ experience in Divorce law and has seen all the tricks people try to pull on one another and will prepare you for just about anything. We will discuss all your options and get you the best resolution we can.
Hire me. I can be reached at (702) 383-0090.
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Douglas Crawford Law:
501 S 7th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, United States