Family Lawyers in Las Vegas
Divorces where you and your spouse have come to agreement on all issues related to your divorce are known as uncontested divorces. The details of such an agreement must be in compliance with Nevada state law.
Uncontested divorces are the best possible scenario for any divorce case. Experienced family lawyers in Las Vegas encourage uncontested divorces when possible. Unfortunately uncontested divorces are uncommon when young children or substantial assets are involved. Despite amicable conversations and verbal "agreements" with your spouse, the process of documenting such agreements into a legal contract can be quite challenging.
Starting the Uncontested Divorce Process
The first step in an uncontested divorce is for you, and only you, to meet with Las Vegas divorce attorneys Jennifer V. Abrams, Vincent Mayo, or Brandon Leavitt. This initial consultation will last approximately two hours and will take place at our Las Vegas law offices. Learn more about a private consultation with a divorce attorney in Las Vegas
Individual Legal Representation
Meeting with a divorce attorney without your spouse is for your protection only. If both you and your spouse are present at the initial consultation, there may be a belief that our firm is acting as the legal counsel for both parties. When complications arise, which they often do, we would be unable to represent either party in the dispute. This means that both you and your spouse would have to find and hire additional family lawyers in Las Vegas to resolve the matter.
Your Decision is Final
Our approach to uncontested divorces is to provide you with legal guidance throughout the process, but not to contradict the agreement that you and your spouse have agreed to. We will review the terms of your agreement and provide an opinion on whether the agreement is fair to both you and your spouse. If the agreement favors one party over the other, one of our Las Vegas divorce attorneys
will suggest other options that fit the spirit of the agreement. However, you will make the final decision. Our role is to provide you with insight into the present and future consequences of any decisions you make.
Decree of Divorce Document
When the terms and conditions of all divorce related matters have been agreed to, a Decree of Divorce will be drafted by one of our family lawyers in Las Vegas. A Decree of Divorce is a legal document that specifies the details of the agreement between the two spouses. The Decree of Divorce must be reviewed and approved by both you and your spouse. After both parties have approved the decree it must be signed and notarized along with any related documents.
Concluding Your Uncontested Divorce Case
The final step in the process is to return all signed and notarized documents to our office. We will then submit the documents to the Clark County Family Courts for completion. Uncontested divorces are usually recorded by the Clark County Family Courts in three weeks or less.
Family Lawyers in Las Vegas, Jennifer V. Abrams, Vincent Mayo and Brandon Leavitt have a deep understanding of the present and future issues that should be considered during an uncontested divorce.
"Brandon Leavitt Esq. was great. He let me know what I was going into with my divorce. What could happen and advised me correctly what to do. I think it was a great settlement. My ex wife's attorney fill her head full of bull. Which nothing came up in the settlement. Stephanie Stolz & staff handled everything very quickly. Please use Brandon as your divorce attorney."
- Mark P.