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The followingcapsule summary of the law in this state related to divorce maybe helpful to you. These brief statements are not meant tosubstitute for legal consultation, but rather to highlight themain issues to consider.

Divorce Law


Grounds: Insanity.

Residency: Unless grounds accrued incounty where action brought, one party must have been a residentat least 6 weeks before filing.

Waiting Period: Decree is final whenentered.

No Fault: Separation;incompatibility.

Defenses: None listed.

Code Section: 125.010

Uniform Child Custody Act:1979
Joint Custody:Yes, 125.480,490,510
Grandparent Visitation:Yes, 125A.330
Child's Wishes Considered:Yes.
Code Section: 125.450

Community Property: Yes (123.130,230)


Grounds: Underage; lack ofunderstanding to consent; insanity; fraud; where grounds to voidthe contract in equity.

Time Limitation: Underage: Within 1year after 18; Fraud: May not annul if after discovery partiesvoluntarily cohabit.

Legitimacy of Children: Not affectedby annulment.

Prohibited Marriages: Previousmarriage undissolved; not nearer in kin than second cousins.

Code Section: 125.300 to 350


Nevada Child Support Enforcement Program
Welfare Division
2527 N. Carson St.
Capitol Complex
Carson City, NV 89710
Phone: (702)687-4082
Fax: (702)687-5080

Nevada Department of Human Resources
Division of Health
Section of Vital Statistics
505 E. King St.
Carson City, NV 89710
Phone: (702)687-4430
Responds to public inquiries for birth and death records datedfrom July 1, 1911. Records from 1887 to July 1, 1911 filed incounty of occurrence. Certified copies of birth records cost $11;death records $8. Marriage and divorce records filed in eachcounty. Index of Marriages, Divorces, and Annulments - January 1,1968. Charges $4 for verification of records or search of index.Certified birth card (short form birth certificate) - $11.Verifications are not given by telephone. For all inquiries,enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Nevada Division of Insurance
Capitol Complex, Ste. 152
1665 Hot Springs Rd.
Carson City, NV 89710
Phone: (702)687-4270
Free: 800-992-0900
Theresa Rankin, Actg. Commnr.

Nevada Office of Financial Institutions
406 E. 2nd St.
Carson City, NV 89710
Phone: (702)687-4260
L. Scott Walshaw, Commnr.

Office of Child Support EnforcementRegional Representative (Nevada)
50 United Nations Plaza
Mail Stop 334
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415)556-5176

State Bar of Nevada
201 Las Vegas Blvd., Ste. 200
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702)382-2200
Fax: (702)385-2878

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