The divorce process is a difficult experience for most people. Regardless of the personal interaction, there are major life changes taking place. The end of a marriage not only has an emotional impact, but a financial and practical impact as well. Gloria Petroni is dedicated to making divorce as easy as possible by using her significant legal skillset and more than 40 years of experience to help bring closure and resolution to your divorce issues. Whether your divorce involves drafting a simple settlement agreement, resolving a disagreement over the best custody arrangement for your family, valuing a family business or real estate in a complex division of assets, our firm has the skill and experience you need to obtain successful results and a conclusion to your situation.

At the Petroni Law Group, you will get the level of attentive, caring, personal service necessary to deal with the many crucial legal issues in divorce. The firm provides aggressive legal counsel and advocacy in all matters of family law including divorce, legal separation, mediation and more. There is no more important issue to parents in the event of the divorce than those related to child custody, visitation and child support. We know how important it is for you to get the outcome you and your family needs in these matters. Gloria Petroni has gained a reputation for her skills in addressing these issues both in negotiations and in court, and for aggressively pursuing the objectives of her clients. There comes a point where any divorce will impact your children. When that time comes, you need exceptional representation from an experienced family law attorney that will relentlessly advocate on your behalf and seek to protect your parental rights.


Nevada is a “no fault” divorce state, which means spouses can divorce one another without alleging or proving any wrongdoing by either party. Reasons for divorce can include irreconcilable differences. living separately from one another for at least 12 months, or other reasons. However, fault can and may be considered by the court as a factor in dividing property or awarding alimony if there is a substantial economic impact upon the injured spouse by the injuring spouse.

A person may obtain a divorce in the State of Nevada if they have a statutory ground for divorce and have lived in Nevada for at least six weeks prior to filing. There are three main statutory grounds for divorce:

  • Incompatibility
  • Insanity for two years prior to the action
  • Spouses living separately and apart for more than one year

There are two ways to obtain a divorce in Nevada:

  • Complaint for divorce – the method used when the spouses do not agree on all issues.
  • Joint petition for divorce – the method used when the spouses agree on all issues.

If you are considering a divorce in Reno or anywhere in Nevada, your initial instinct may be to handle your own divorce. Before you move forward with this approach, consider the possible complications associated with a divorce proceeding and the complexities surrounding important divorce issues such as child custody, child support and asset division. Unfortunately, many people who attempt to handle their own divorce often overlook significant legal details that not only lead to problems in the future, but can require lengthy and extensive legal work to correct, ultimately resulting in a more significant loss of time and resources. Protect your legal rights and safeguard your future and the future of your dependents by retaining the services of an experienced and respected divorce lawyer who is devoted solely to the representation of you as the client in all areas of divorce and family law.


Reno divorce lawyer Gloria Petroni will provide you with the information, support and guidance you need to set realistic expectations, plan and adapt your case strategy, and make informed decisions in regard to your course. Whether the case requires litigation in court or can be resolved in a less adversarial setting through negotiation, mediation or collaboration, we are prepared to vigorously advocate for your interest. Call our office today at 775-420-4221 to schedule a legal consultation.

Download Gloria Petroni’s book on Family Law in Nevada for more information.

At Petroni Law Group, our goal is to provide each and every client with an unobstructed view of all aspects of a case by aiding in informed decision-making and clear understanding of possible outcomes.

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5470 Kietzke Lane, Suite 300
Reno, NV 89511