This is the final post in a series of articles discussing obtaining an uncontested divorce in Las Vegas, Nevada. My previous article stressed the importance of enforcing the terms of one’s Divorce Decree. Very often, the Court’s final order outlines actions that must be taken by either spouse to complete the divisions of debt or assets between them. If a party fails to take such required action, the nonbreaching party may suffer serious consequences in the future. Under Nevada law, enforcement actions must be taken within six years after the date the divorce becomes final. It is important, therefore, to verify that any required steps have been taken and quickly seek to enforce the terms of the Decree as soon as possible to preserve your rights. If you are contemplating a divorce and need assistance, contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
This series addressed the following key topics:
- Nevada laws regarding uncontested divorces
- The process for obtaining an uncontested divorce in Las Vegas
- The benefits and pitfalls of uncontested divorces
- Who should consider an uncontested divorce
- The importance of using an attorney during an uncontested divorce
- Litigating issues after an uncontested divorce in Nevada
- The importance of enforcing one’s uncontested divorce decree
Given the commonness of uncontested divorces, it is important for couples to understand these issues for several reasons. First, by their very nature, uncontested divorces require both spouses to agree on one hundred percent of their settlement terms. Those who meet Nevada’s residency requirements and can reach an agreement may be eligible to seek an uncontested divorce under Nevada law. Second, although the uncontested divorce process is streamlined in comparison to a traditional divorce, couples must understand and comply with the legal process. Third, saving money on legal fees and resolving the process quickly make uncontested divorces an attractive option for many. It is important, however, to understand one’s legal rights before deciding whether the process is the best approach. An experienced attorney can explain Nevada’s laws and one’s rights regarding property division, custody, and alimony. Your lawyer can assist with preparing and reviewing a settlement agreement to determine if your legal rights are protected. Working with an attorney can also help reduce the risk of future litigation resulting from incomplete settlement agreements or mistakes in documentation. Finally, even in the most amicable of divorces, parties must be sure to enforce the terms of the divorce decree to avoid potentially serious consequences in the future.
My law practice is entirely dedicated to family law matters, including uncontested and traditional divorces. We are ready to assist you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with a Las Vegas attorney.