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Las Vegas Divorce Lawyers: The Willick Law Group

Divorce is not easy—it can be even more difficult when you’re on your own. At the Willick Law Group, we’ve been practicing law in the Las Vegas region for over 30 years, helping thousands of people get through the divorce process. We have an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell which places us on the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. This means that we have the very highest level of legal ability, and operate with strict adherence to all professional standards of conduct, reliability, ethics and diligence.

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Nevada Divorce Laws

Nevada is a no-fault state. This means that in this state, the spouse who files for divorce doesn’t need to prove that the other spouse was in any way at fault. They just have to state they are no longer compatible.

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Grounds and Jurisdiction

The courts of Nevada have jurisdiction over a cause of action for divorce for three causes: Insanity existing for two years prior to commencement of the action; Separation for one year or longer without cohabitation; and Incompatibility.  

Will I Qualify for a Nevada Divorce?


Common law marriage is now only recognized in a few states, although a common law marriage created in one state will generally be recognized in others (including Nevada). While Nevada doesn’t permit the creation of Common Law marriages here, it does allow couples to deliberately create a similar situation in terms of shared property.

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Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested divorces, meaning you and your spouse are in agreement about  the issues in your divorce, do not require a Las Vegas court hearing and are faster and less expensive.

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Preliminary Matters and Motions

Either party, upon request, may obtain a “Joint Preliminary Injunction,” or “JPI.” More specific requests for assistance from the Court must be requested by motion, which may be filed at any time from the filing of the divorce Complaint until the end of the case. 



“Mediation” can be defined as “A settlement of a dispute or controversy by setting up an independent person between two contending parties in order to aid them in the settlement of their disagreement.” In other words, a neutral attempt to help parties reach agreement.

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Joint Petition Divorces

Joint petition divorces are the simplest way to file and obtain a divorce when both parties agree to all terms of the divorce, also known as an uncontested divorce. 

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Separate Maintenance (“legal separation”)

A “Separate Maintenance” Decree, sometimes (but improperly) called a decree of “legal separation,” can determine and settle spouses’ financial responsibilities to one another, and the possession and control of property.

Nevada Parental Rights Laws

Same-Sex Marriage/Divorce

In Nevada today, essentially every family law issue should be resolved identically no matter the gender of the two parties involved. This goes for the rules governing marriage, divorce, guardianship, adoption, termination of parental rights, and every other family law issue that previously could be an issue between opposite-sex parties.

Our firm is led by Marshal S. Willick, Esq., a Certified Family Law Specialist, a Fellow of both the American and International Academies of Matrimonial Lawyers, former Chair of the Nevada Bar Family Law Section and former President of the Nevada chapter of the AAML. In addition to litigating trial and appellate cases in Nevada, Mr. Willick has participated in hundreds of divorce and pension cases in the trial and appellate courts of other states, and in the drafting of various state and federal statutes in the areas of pensions, divorce, and property division.
Dealing with the emotional, financial and other issues surrounding a divorce can be very difficult. While no divorce is easy, we are here to help with your case and make the process as fast and painless as possible. If you are contemplating a divorce, give us a call to discuss your options or send us a message using the form below.
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Property Rights

Nevada is a community property state, with a presumption of equal division upon divorce; that presumption can be overcome only for “compelling circumstances,” such as the financial misconduct of wasting or secreting assets during the divorce, or the loss, destruction, or unauthorized gifts of community property.

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Military Retirement Benefits

When you become a retirement-eligible military member, there are some benefits you’ll want to use and are entitled to after your years of service have ended. The Willick Law Group has substantial experience dealing with military retirement benefits cases.

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QDRO Checkup

For a flat fee of $100, the Willick Law Group will review any defined benefit or defined contribution QDRO for legal and mathematical accuracy. Many such errors can be corrected, and we will advise, if we find an error, what could be done to address it.

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QDRO/Retirement Orders

Millions of Americans are covered by employer sponsored pension plans, both public and private. Retirement benefits are usually the most valuable asset accrued during a marriage. For this reason, whether and how to divide a pension plan in a divorce is critical.

Will I Qualify for a Nevada Divorce?

Will I Qualify for a Nevada Divorce?

Nobody enters a marriage expecting it to end. After all, “till death do us part,” is an important part of the vows you take when you tie the knot. Unfortunately, 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce, and when the time comes, it can be stressful and difficult....