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What to expect in a Nevada divorce

When a Nevada marriage is in trouble, both spouses usually harbor a wide range of questions and concerns about the process of ending their union. In some cases, these issues are carried for months or even years before a divorce is filed. People tend to fear the unknown, and many spouses put off filing for divorce simply because they do not know what to expect. The following information is offered in the hopes of easing those concerns.

One aspect of divorce that many are unprepared for is the length of time that is required to bring a marriage to an end. In some cases, spouses can work together to bring the matter to a close relatively quickly. However, for most couple, the process will last longer than they anticipated. Delays can come about for a variety of reasons, but when one party does not want the process to move forward, he or she can prolong a divorce for a considerable length of time.

Another aspect of divorce involves the process of dividing the family’s finances. In most cases, untangling the financial lives of two spouses is far more complex than either party anticipates. While this process can be stressful, spouses should approach the issue as an opportunity to learn more about the financial mistakes made during their marriage, so as not to repeat those choices as a single person. On the same line of reasoning, if the family finances were well-managed, this is a chance to take note of the choices made in handling the family budget and replicate those decisions once divorced.

No matter how daunting the divorce process may seem, it is important to remember that it is just that: a process. Divorce has a distinct beginning, middle and end, and virtually every spouse who goes through the process emerges with a renewed outlook on their future. Once a Nevada marriage has become untenable, there is no reason to delay beginning the process of moving on.


Huffington Post, “Divorce: Should I Stay or Should I Go?” Carla Schiff Donnelly, July 24, 2013

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