Going through a divorce can be tough for some of us. However, sometimes the parties in a divorce agree to all terms. This type of divorce is called an "Uncontested Divorce." An Uncontested Divorce can be completed much quicker than a regular divorce. Generally, in a uncontested divorce, a Joint Petition for Divorce is filed instead of a Complaint for Divorce. Basically, that means that both parties are filing the paperwork and that they agree to everything contained in that paperwork for their divorce. Often times, a Court Appearance is not required to finalize this type of divorce, but each case is different. Make sure to contact an experienced Family Law Attorney to go over the particular facts of your case.
A contested divorce is a type of divorce where the parties do not agree to everything in their divorce. For these types of cases, it is of the upmost importance you speak to a family law attorney about your case. These divorce cases can be very stressful for clients during this time. Representing yourself or hiring the wrong divorce lawyer can be detrimental to not only your case, but also your life after the case ifs over. In Nevada, a contested divorce starts by filing with a Complaint for Divorce with the appropriate court. That Complaint for Divorce needs to be served to the other party. That party then has 20 days to respond back to you with what is called a responsive pleading. If the other party fails to answer your Complaint for Divorce in 20 days from when it was served, a Default may be issued by the Court. If the other party does answer your Complaint for Divorce, then a number of things can happen depending on your case. You need to contact an experienced family law lawyer to get the advice you need. Here at the Law Office of Daniel C. Allen, LLC, we take care of our clients. Dan is an experienced divorce attorney that will help you with every level of your case.