Uncontested Divorce

The most frequent kind of divorce is uncontested divorce. It is uncomplicated, economical, and offers a potentially peaceful and respectful way to dissolve a marriage. Disagreements in divorce are likely in all cases, but they do not always need court-ordered resolution. If spouses can reach agreement without going to trial, an uncontested divorce is the best option. An uncontested divorce lawyer can help you figure out if this is the right option for you, and how to approach the negotiations in order to attain your desired outcomes.

You may believe legal counsel is not needed if it is likely that you and your spouse will be able to reach an agreement without going to court. Even if you and your spouse have maintained a congenial relationship, it is crucial to ensure that the terms of your agreement will lead to the outcomes you expect. Divorce law in Nevada is complicated, and utilizing the counsel of a Reno divorce lawyer to review the terms of an arrangement can secure your expected, amicable separation. Many do it yourself divorce agreements are incomplete, ambiguous, or are otherwise drafting improperly resulting in more legal fees after the divorce than if the parties had used counsel prior to the divorce.

There are divorce laws particular to Nevada. First, one of the spouses needs to have been a Nevada resident six weeks or more prior to filing for divorce. Your options for filing for divorce include:

  • The county in which either spouse lives;
  • The county in which the couple last lived together;
  • The county in which the plaintiff resided six weeks prior to filing.

In the state of Nevada, grounds for divorce are No-Fault. No-Fault grounds include incompatibility, living separately or without cohabitation for a full year, and general, or in other words, insanity that existed at least two years prior to the divorce filing. Generally speaking, in Nevada, an uncontested divorce will be finalized within 2-3 weeks after a couple signs and files their papers at a courthouse.

Uncontested divorce lawyer Gloria Petroni can assist you with any part of an uncontested divorce, from early consideration to ensuring it is finalized accordingly. The Petroni Law Group can help with any element of a divorce, including:

  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Alimony or spousal support
  • Division of property

In Nevada, divorce does not have to be costly. A couple filing for uncontested divorce agrees to a set of terms prior to seeking counsel. Allocating property, debt, custody of minors, and determining child and spousal support is all done inexpensively. If this is the type of divorce you are considering, Reno divorce attorney Gloria Petroni will hear your concerns, outline a recommended course of action, and answer your questions so that you can feel comfortable and competent regarding the divorce process.


An uncontested divorce may sound ideal to most individuals, but that does not mean it is the correct course of action. It may be right for you if you and your spouse can either agree on most issues or are able to cooperate in resolving them, or if there is a strong desire to preserve an amicable family relationship.

This type of divorce is not ideal when both spouses are not equal in assets or in the relationship itself. In some cases, one partner may try to coerce the other to agree to terms that either are unfair to them or their children.

Filing for a contested divorce means that the individual is attempting to receive what they are entitled to in the separation. It does not necessarily mean that the couple is angry with each other. Marital property, custody, and child support issues can surface at any time, even after spouses believe they previously reached agreement. If this happens to you, uncontested divorce lawyer Gloria Petroni can advise you as to how to move forward. The court is a resource that can help you in a dispute, and there are various ways to reach a settlement without moving to a full hearing with witnesses and evidence. Let The Petroni Law Group ensure you receive what you are entitled to while sidestepping unnecessary expenses. Our experienced counsel will make sure that everything in your power is done to achieve the right outcome for you. Call us at 775-420-4221 for a consultation today.

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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