Legal Separation in Nevada
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We have been helping clients you with their legal separations for the past 25 years and more. We are a flat fee office and charge a fair price for a full legal separation package. Call us now at 702-420-7052 for a free phone conference to obtain information about filing your legal separation.
Reasons for filing Separate Maintenance instead of a divorce:
1. If one of the parties would lose health care coverage because of a divorce
2. The parties don’t wish to divorce due to religious reasons
3. The parties wish to take a breather from the marriage but don’t wish to be responsible for the other’s debt during the break
Basically, a Decree of Separate Maintenance covers everything a Decree of Divorce covers, such as property and debt division, and child support and visitation, except that the Decree of Separate Maintenance does not end the marriage from a legal standpoint.
The biggest difference between filing for Separate Maintenance and a Complaint for Divorce is that the parties remain legally married after the Separate Maintenance has been granted.
Additionally, oftentimes, the Defendant files an Answer agreeing to the terms of the Separate Maintenance when it benefits him or her.
Nevada Separate Maintenance
$699 and court costs**
- Attorney with 25+ years of experience represents you
- Make two payments instead of one
- Call 702-680-1780
Frequently asked questions regarding Legal Separation
Yes. A Separate Maintenance can be filed same a divorce and be granted by Default if the other Defendant is properly served and does not respond.
Why would I file Separate Maintenance instead of a divorce if my spouse does not agree?
If your spouse’s employer, or your spouse, covers your health care policy and you will lose it if you divorce, and you would not be able to qualify for a policy at this time. If you don’t want a divorce due to religious reasons.
What Can I include in my Complaint for Separate Maintenance?
- Debt division
- Spousal Support
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Private school tuition and other expenses related to children
- Insurance stipulations
- Estate planning wishes
- Option for the terms of any future divorce
- Option for terms of any future reconciliation
- Who retains possession and control of any property owned by the partie
- Orders for payments of bills
How much are the court filing fees and costs for a Separate Maintenance?
- Filing fees for Complaint for Separate Maintenance: $269
- Filing fees for an Answer to Complaint for Separate Maintenance when Defendant agrees to the term of the Complaint: $217Court
- Costs: $56
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).
**Filing costs for a two-signature legal separation are $542, for a one-signature legal separation $364
The average cost of process service (for one-signature legal separation) in the U.S. is $160. Cost of publication average is $150 (when Defendant cannot be served personally). Out of country process service costs vary by country and are individual to each case. This costs are in addition to attorney fees and filing costs.