Divorce Attorney Las Vegas


Attorney James Smith has 25+ years’ experience and is dedicated to helping you
through this difficult time at the lowest cost possible.


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Divorcing in Las Vegas?


I believe in access to affordable legal representation for all and I am dedicated to bringing you the highest-quality divorce service possible — at a price that makes sense to you in our new economy…”
Attorney James Smith

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* 100% success record
* Make 2 payments instead of 1
* Your divorce documents ready to sign in
front of our notary within 24 hours… or less
* Dedication to truly serving your needs with compassion,
to the best of our ability and power

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Divorce with Children


Are you seeking a divorce in Las Vegas and have children under the age of 18 with your spouse?

We make it as easy and as painless as possible so you can focus on your children.


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Seeking a Legal Separation?


We make it as easy and quick as possible for you  to get back into the swing of things

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  Las Vegas Divorce

Low Cost. Flat Fee When Uncontested.

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Special COVID-19 Announcement

Courts Are Still Opened 

We are saddened by what is happening with the coronavirus. Our hearts go out to all families affected by it. We hope things return to normal as soon as possible. Meanwhile, contrary to rumors, COURTS ARE OPENED FOR BUSINESS. The only change is that, for the moment, it is mandatory for attorneys to attend hearings via phone or streaming.

We do case intake online, file cases online, and notarization is available online. There is no need to come to our office at all, but we are here if you do need to come in person for any reason. 

This means we can file your case and your judge will decide on it without you ever leaving home.

Call us for details: 702-680-1780.

Las Vegas Divorce Attorney

We are a Las Vegas divorce attorney firm offering attorney representation at paralegal prices. Our Las Vegas attorney fees for a two signature divorce (joint petition) start at $399, and an uncontested one-signature divorce is $750. All you do is provide us with the information we need to create your Las Vegas divorce documents and you sign them in front of our notary. We do the rest. The attorney fully represents you at court so that you never have to deal with Family Court (Las Vegas divorce court) yourself.

Please go to our Nevada Divorce home page for more information for all types of divorces in Nevada.

Respected by Nevada Courts and Judges,
Divorce Attorney James E. Smith
has 25+ years experience helping 100’s of
clients like you regain their freedom!

A word from the attorney
“I believe in access to affordable legal representation for all and I am dedicated to bringing you the highest-quality Las Vegas divorce service possible — at a price that makes sense to you in today’s economy…”
James E. Smith, Las Vegas Divorce Attorney

The staff at Nevada Divorce.org is very knowledgeable and was very helpful in guiding me through the divorce process. I was very impressed with the quick responses to my questions and the speed in which my divorce was finalized. Hopefully, I will not need this service again, but if I do I would use this attorney.
M. H. Las Vegas, Nevada  

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Joint Petition Divorce

(both parties sign)
From $599 and court costs*
Just Sign and Leave the Rest to Us!


  • Licensed Attorney James Smith Represents you (practicing family law in Nevada since 1985)
  • Full service! You sign,  we do the rest!
  • Pay in two installments instead of one



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Complaint for Divorce 

(one signature)
Flat Fee $1299 and court costs*
Just Sign and Leave the Rest to Us!


  • Licensed Attorney James Smith Represents You (practicing family law in Nevada since 1985)
  • Payment divided into two installments



Do you have children?

Information on child support, custody and visitation when filing a divorce in Las Vegas

Not a Nevada resident?

How to establish residency for the purposes of filing a Las Vegas divorce.

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Attorney James Smith has been practicing law in Nevada since 1985. He is licensed in Nevada and California and holds a BV rating (highest possible) with Martindale-Hubbell®, the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession. He is also BBB A+ rated and has been for the past 24 years.

We have filed thousands of divorces and annulments over the years, at an average of 390 cases per year! Because of this, we can take in, file, and process cases quickly. We have a propriety system designed to move cases along at the fastest possible pace within the constraints of Family Court.

Our case intake paralegals are well-trained and can answer a huge majority of your questions. Those they cannot answer will be answered by the attorney, whose office is next door to the intake paralegals’. They often discuss cases as part of the decision process of whether or not to accept a client. If we can’t help you, we don’t take your money. Call us at 702-420-7052 for your free consultation.

What we guarantee when you file your divorce through us:

  • Prompt response to your phone calls and e-mails even after you pay us!
  • Dedication to serving your needs with compassion, to the best of our ability and power.
  • Make two payments instead of one (unless you want to pay in full).
  • We guarantee prompt and courteous service by our trained, certified, and qualified staff. Our goal is to get you through this quickly so you can move on with your life.
  • We NEVER share your information with anyone other than those required to know for processing your case through the courts (the attorney, our staff members working directly on your case, the court clerks, and your judge).



How Do I File a Joint Petition Divorce in Las Vegas?

  • When both parties agree to sign the divorce documents, the best way to file is in the form of a Joint Petition for Divorce (NRS 125.182). Both parties must agree to all terms of the divorce, including child custody, child support, visitation, and property division (if applicable), and both parties must agree to sign the divorce documents. A joint petition divorce is by far the easiest, fastest, and least acrimonious way to divorce. If the parties don’t agree on all the issues, they could consider a collaborative divorce (a.k.a. mediated divorce). This avoids a court battle and save lots of money, not to mention angst.
  • Husband and Wife are both required to sign the divorce documents in front of a notary (notary services are included with our attorney services).
  • The party who is the Nevada resident (at least one of the parties to the divorce must be a resident)  must sign the divorce documents in front of a Nevada notary. The other party may sign in front of a notary anywhere else in the world. We email the ready-to-sign divorce documents with a properly notarized sample and an instruction sheet for the notary. If one of the parties lives outside the U.S., the best place to sign the documents is typically a U.S. consulate, especially if the business language in the country of residence is other than English. U.S. consulates notarize legal documents that are to be filed in a U.S. court, whether or not the party getting notarized is a U.S. citizen.
  • From the time we hold your signed and notarized documents in our hands, meaning the joint petition for divorce and the decree of divorce, as well as the affidavit of resident witness, it takes about one to two weeks to finalize a divorce in Las Vegas, worst case scenario, up to three weeks if the court is extra busy or your judge is very busy. The average is 3 -14 days.

If your spouse does not agree to sign the divorce documents, see below for information on filing a  (Complaint for Divorce).

Divorce in Las Vegas

How Do I File an Uncontested Complaint for Divorce ? (One Signature Divorce)

  • When filing a one-signature divorce in Las Vegas, one party  acts as Plaintiff (this would be you if you are filing), and serves the other party (your spouse) who becomes the Defendant.
  • If the Defendant does nothing after being served with the Complaint for Divorce, the divorce continues as an uncontested divorce matter. A Default is submitted to the court on Day 22 after the Defendant was served personally with the divorce papers (through a process server) or after the last date of the publication of the Summons, if the Defendant could not be personally served.
  • Once the Default is granted, the Decree of Divorce is submitted for the judge’s signature. Once the judge has reviewed all the filings and the court clerk has determined that process service was properly conducted, the judge signs the Decree of Divorce, the clerk files it or sends it to our office to e-file. Your divorce is considered final after the final decree of divorce has been filed by the court clerk, not when the judge has signed the decree.
  • If your Las Vegas divorce proceeds as above, it has remained uncontested.


Can’t Locate Your Spouse?

  • If your spouse cannot be located,  you might still be able to obtain a Las Vegas divorce through a default process whereby the Defendant (your spouse) is “served by publication.”
  • If the process server is unable to serve your spouse with the Complaint for Divorce and Summons, the summons must be published in a newspaper, once a week for five weeks. We handle the publication for you.

Mediation Before Filing A Las Vegas Divorce

Have you Considered a Collaborative Divorce instead of a Contested Divorce?

  • Have you been in a long-term marriage, and, or, have a lot of assets to divide? Do you wonder what property belongs to whom when you divorce in Nevada, a community property state?
  • Do you wonder who debt should be divided between and your spouse?
  • Would you feel better knowing what is appropriate, proper and customary regarding child physical custody, visitation, and child support issues before you file your divorce?

If you have wondered about any of the above issues, you might consider divorce mediation before filing your uncontested divorce in Las Vegas. A collaborative divorce is one of the best ways to dissolve a long-term marriage, leaving both parties feeling like they have not left anything on the table, so to speak. It greatly simplifies your decision-making and reassures you that you are making the right decisions when filing your divorce.

Please go to our Nevada Divorce home page for more information for all types of divorces in Nevada.

*Court Costs (currently $328 for Joint Petition, and $364 for a Complaint) and cost of process service and publication (when the other party won’t sign or cannot be found) is additional: process service in the U.S. average cost is $160; publication average $150. Out of country service costs vary by country and are individual to each case.