Not so in Nevada. You need only live in Clark County for six weeks before you can file a Complaint or Petition for Divorce. Once the petition is filed, the actual divorce date will depend on several factors including whether the spouse will cooperate, the court's calendar, and amount of property in dispute, and disputes over child custody. However, if both spouses can agree on everything, then a divorce decree could be filed within a couple of months.
However, there are a few caveats regarding the six-week residency rule. For instance, Nevada law requires that a person reside continually in Clark County for the six weeks. This means that one cannot go to Clark County, leave immediately for several weeks, then come back and claim to be a resident for purposes of jurisdiction.
Another caveat is that you must have the intent to remain indefinitely. This means you have to show that you intend to really make Nevada your home. One can do this by getting a Nevada's Driver's License, renting a place (I recommend month to month leases). and getting a job.
You must also provide a witness who will testify that you have lived in Vegas for six weeks.
I always recommend that a Nevada attorney handle a divorce. However, fast, easy divorces, such as the ones contemplated in this article, should not be expensive. An attorney should charge between $1600 and $2500. A good Las Vegas divorce lawyer may charge you for a consultation, but the advice can be invaluable from an emotional and financial standpoint.
Clark County includes the following cities in Southern Nevada: Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, and Boulder City.
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