Question asked on: Sep 23rd, 2016

Q: I have been separate for 3 yrs now. My husband lives in Ohio and I reside in Las Vegas. Do I need to go back to Ohio to file for divorce. Why move there and move back doesnt makes any sense. I understand my friend told me don’t have to move back to file for divorce. They did it before.

A: Short answer — probably yes.  For information about grounds and jursdiction for filing for divorce in Nevada, see here and here.

You may need to consult with a family law specialist — not every issue (“element”) can necessarily be dealt with under the situation you describe, so if property in Ohio, child custody, or alimony is at issue, you may have to take another path.

Marshal S. Willick