Nevada Same-Sex Divorce Lawyers

Nevada Same-Sex Divorce Lawyers- Carlson & Work

Nevada Same-Sex Divorce Lawyers

As a same-sex couple navigating the complexities of divorce in Nevada, you deserve legal representation that understands. Our team of divorce attorneys help guide you through divorce with professionalism, compassion, and expertise. In this blog, we provide an overview of same-sex divorce in Nevada and alternatives to traditional divorce proceedings.

Overview of the Same-Sex Marriage in Nevada

Since the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Sevcik v. Sandoval in 2014, same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in our state. This landmark decision marked a significant step forward in LGBTQ+ rights, granting same-sex couples the same legal rights and responsibilities as heterosexual couples. In addition to marriage, this includes the right to divorce. In 2020, Nevada became first state to recognize gay marriage in our state constitution. 

Nevada is a No-Fault State

Nevada is a no-fault divorce state, meaning that couples can dissolve their marriage without having to prove fault or wrongdoing by either party. This streamlined process allows couples to focus on resolving issues such as property division, child custody, and spousal support, rather than assigning blame.

Residency Requirements for Same-Sex Couples

In order to file for divorce in Nevada, at least one spouse must be a resident of the state for a minimum of six weeks prior to filing. This residency requirement applies to both same-sex and heterosexual couples seeking divorce in Nevada.

Domestic Partnerships and Divorce in Nevada

For same-sex couples who entered into domestic partnerships prior to the legalization of same-sex marriage, the process of dissolution is similar to that of divorce. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling domestic partnership dissolutions and can provide you with the legal guidance you need to navigate this process with confidence.

Marriage Certificate Changes for LGBTQ+ Nevadans

The passage of Senate Bill SB 211 during the 2023 legislative session was a significant victory for LGBTQ+ rights in Nevada. This bill allows LGBTQ+ Nevadans to request changes to their marriage certificates, including name changes, beyond the time of issuance. This important legislative change ensures that LGBTQ+ couples have the same rights and privileges as their heterosexual counterparts when it comes to legal documentation.

Divorce Timeline Expectations

The timeline for completing a same-sex divorce in Nevada can vary depending on factors such as the complexity of the case, the willingness of both parties to cooperate, and the backlog of cases in the court system. Our attorneys will work diligently to expedite the process and minimize delays, allowing you to move forward with your life as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Divorce Alternatives for Same-Sex Couples

In addition to traditional divorce proceedings, same-sex couples may explore alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation or collaborative divorce. These options offer a more amicable and cost-effective approach to resolving issues related to divorce, allowing couples to maintain control over the outcome of their case while minimizing conflict and stress.

Contact Our Reno Divorce Attorneys Today

If you’re considering divorce as a same-sex couple in Nevada, don’t navigate the process alone. Our team of experienced Reno divorce lawyers is here to provide you with the legal guidance and support you need to achieve a favorable outcome. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. 




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