Local Divorce Attorney
Divorce Attorney James E. Smith has 25+ years of 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…”
Quick Response to Questions and Quick Decree!
“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”
(both parties sign)
From $599 and court costs*
Just Sign and We do the Rest!
- Licensed Attorney James Smith Represents you (practicing family law in Nevada since 1985)
- Start today, file tomorrow (if we have all your info)
- We take your call even after your pay us
- Full service! You sign, we do the rest!
- Make two payments instead of one
- We take credit cards
Flat Fee $1299 and court costs*
Just Sign and We do the Rest!
- Licensed Attorney James Smith Represents You (practicing family law in Nevada since 1985)
- 25+ Years Experience dealing with Family Court
- We file quickly to protect your rights
- We take your call even after you pay us
- Make two payments instead of one
- We accept credit cards
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.
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 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.
Contact Us About Your Divorce
Free Consultation. We reply promptly to divorce queries.