McFarling Law Group represents parties in legal separation cases Whether your legal separation is simple or complex, McFarling Law Group can help. We can offer top of the line representation for the best orders in all aspects of a legal separation including asset division, alimony, child custody, and child support.
The process for a legal separation is the same as a divorce, so there is often little reason to get a legal separation in Nevada. The most common reasons are people who want to try to work things out and don’t want a final divorce and people who do not believe in divorce for religious reasons.
Jurisdiction in Nevada
Nevada has jurisdiction to grant a legal separation when one or both parties is a resident of Nevada. If someone has just moved to Nevada, they must be physically present in Nevada for at least six weeks prior to the filing of a complaint for divorce and must intend to make Nevada their home.
The Legal Standard
There is no legal standard for a legal separation.
How the Court Process Works
A complaint for legal separation filed by one party and served on the other party. The answering party has 20 days to answer the complaint. Thereafter, the court will set a case management conference to determine the pending issues and set the case for a trial. Starting 30 days after the complaint is served, both parties may begin the discovery process of obtaining information and preparing for trial. At the conclusion of the case, the court will grant the legal separation and make orders on all other issues. Sometimes child custody is heard at an evidentiary hearing separate from and prior to a trial on financials.
Reaching an Agreement
The court will finalize a legal separation at any time parties reach an agreement as to all the terms. If you need help negotiating an agreement or have reached an agreement and simply need to make sure the paperwork is done properly, McFarling Law Group can help.
Experienced Attorneys at Your Side
McFarling Law Group has experience fixing the mistakes of other attorneys and unrepresented parties in legal separations that were not set up well to later have a divorce. We attempt to make sure that a legal separation can be turned into a divorce without the need for signification further litigation.
At McFarling Law Group, our lawyers are experienced in all family law matters, including legal separation. If you would like to schedule a consultation with an experienced divorce lawyer in Las Vegas, NV area, call our office at 702.565.4335.