Divorce Attorney in Las Vegas Fighting for What’s Fair and Rightfully Yours in the Divorce Process
More than half of marriages end in divorce. Thousands of people attain the services of a family law attorney every year to work through disputes, conflicts, and big decisions related to divorce and other family matters.
While your personal life may be at a disadvantage, our family law attorneys can give you an advantage in your divorce case. Divorce lawyers advocate for you in divorce proceedings to ensure you get the compensation you’re entitled to and fair decision-making related to child custody, child support, and alimony payments.
At the same time, many people unsure about divorce or contemplating a legal separation or an annulment rely on our family lawyers for guidance and support to make the best decision for themselves and their families.
Without legal representation, you might not receive a fair divorce settlement, custody arrangement, visitation with your children, alimony, or child support. With our family lawyers leading your case, you will not be taken advantage of, and your voice will be heard throughout the process.
Different types of divorce and alternatives exist, from contested and uncontested divorces to legal and permanent separation and annulment. In deciding what’s best for you and your spouse, we handle the conversations, enforce mediation when needed, work through disputes and manage the paperwork, so it’s as efficient and cost-effective as possible.
When you choose Fuller Law Practice, you select an attorney-client relationship-focused firm.
What is Legal Separation?
Couples that no longer see eye-to-eye might decide on legal separation as the first step toward fixing their relationship or legally ending it through a divorce. A legal separation is a court-ordered arrangement that allows a married couple to live separately.
When a divorce is a possible option, yet not the final destination, legal separation gives two people financial boundaries, separate living arrangements, assets, custody schedules, child support, and responsibilities. It’s very similar to divorce, but temporary and without the title.
There are different types of separation for couples looking for an alternative arrangement outside of divorce, including:
- A trial separation is an informal decision by a couple to separate without the legality of it and want to test and see if separation makes sense.
- Permanent separation is one stage ahead of legal separation when a couple decides there is no hope for any reconciliation.
Consulting a family law attorney ahead of a legal separation can clarify and help set expectations regarding the process and how to properly divide responsibilities, living arrangements, and assets.
The fewer surprises involved in a legal separation, the better for everyone involved. At Fuller Law Practice, we can help eliminate some of the unexpected and improve the outcome. Schedule an initial consultation to discuss your family law matters with an experienced attorney: (702) 935-4144.
What is Contested and Uncontested Divorce?
An uncontested divorce is one of the fastest types of divorce. If you and your spouse agree on all of the terms, including asset division, child custody, alimony, and child support, you can likely settle your divorce quickly, sometimes in as little as weeks.
Because this is a faster way to dissolve a marriage, many people don’t see the benefit of working with a family law attorney. On the contrary, a family law attorney can ensure you protect yourself in the divorce and consider important matters and scenarios that you might not have thought of, and act in your best interest.
Contested divorces are more complicated as most spouses in this category cannot agree on anything, big or small. Sometimes it’s just one big decision that holds up the process, such as child custody or child support. If you disagree on anything and can’t reach a resolution, the court considers your divorce “contested.”
As more disputes and conflicts are holding up the divorce proceedings, contested divorces are more time-intensive, costly, and rarely over in less than three months. From a cost standpoint, the average cost of divorce in Nevada is approximately $14,000 to $21,000 for marriages with children.
What is an Annulment?
An annulment essentially cancels out a couple’s marriage. With an annulment, it’s like the marriage never happened or existed.
Like divorce or separation, dissolution must be initiated by either party to be granted. Also, one or both parties must provide reasoning for the annulment request. Plausible examples that warrant an annulment might include:
- One person is already married, so the new marriage isn’t legal.
- One of the spouses was threatened into the marriage by force or coercion.
- Marriage is forbidden by law as the couple is related by blood.
- Either spouse was mentally ill at the time of the wedding.
- Either spouse was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Either spouse was too young to get married without parental consent.
To get the process started, we can help you file a “Petition for Annulment” in Las Vegas, NV. If it’s granted based on the conditions, you can legally say that you were never married to each other, though any children are considered legitimate after an annulment and have the right to inherit from both parents and be financially supported.
About 75 percent of American annulments today are granted due to a lack of due discretion, though not every marriage will qualify. If an annulment is your goal, it’s wise to speak with a family law attorney to ensure you check all the right boxes before pursuing further.
How Long Does Divorce Take?
Divorce can take weeks, months, and sometimes years. While the timeline isn’t always straightforward, one constant is the benefit an attorney brings to a divorce in ensuring a more seamless and efficient process. Overall, we can reduce the time involved in getting divorced.
Not everyone chooses the type of divorce they will have ahead of time. Most people want to get their divorce over with quickly, though certain decisions or circumstances get in the way. For instance, a spouse might not agree with one or more decisions, which can cause one or many hang-ups in the divorce process.
It’s not uncommon for spouses to get stuck on emotional decisions related to asset or property division, child custody, and visitation or child support payments. When it comes to finances, kids, and assets, there’s a lot of emotional turmoil to work through, and the result isn’t always mutually beneficial.
An uncontested divorce can be over in as little as a few weeks, while a contested divorce could take months and sometimes years due to parties not being able to agree on the various terms. Another reason divorce might take longer is due to a complex estate or disagreements over child custody or alimony payments.
Our experienced attorneys can handle various family law cases for divorce or other family matters, both complex and straightforward. Avoid costly litigation and take advantage of our proactive and collaborative approach when you partner with our family law attorneys. Contact us today to learn more: (702) 935-4144.