DIVORCE & CHILD CUSTODY
The Pro Bono Project may be able to assist in uncontested divorce & child custody matters. In addition to the income guidelines, the following requirements must be met in order for the Pro Bono Project to assist in an uncontested divorce:
1. You must be a Nevada resident for at least six (6) weeks. If there are minor children involved, they must have lived in Nevada for at least six (6) months.
2. You must know your spouse’s whereabouts, or if you do not know your spouse’s whereabouts, you must be willing to pay publication costs.
If you do know your spouse’s whereabouts:
3. You and your spouse must be agreeable to all issues involved in the divorce.
4. If there are minor children of the marriage, both parties must agree to child custody, visitation and child support.
5. If there is community property (property acquired during marriage), both parties must agree how the community property should be divided.
6. If there are community debts (debts incurred during the marriage), both parties must agree which party will assume responsibility for which debts.
7. Both parties must be available to sign all the required documents which an attorney prepares. If your spouse does not live locally, the documents can be mailed to him/her.
In an uncontested divorce where both parties have signed the appropriate documents, there may not be a need for a court hearing. Once a Judge has signed the decree of divorce, your divorce is final.
If you are a current or recent survivor of domestic violence and you need assistance with a divorce or child custody, whether it is contested or not, you may be eligible* for assistance through VARN’s Domestic Violence Victim’s Assistance Project (DVVAP).
*Income guidelines are not used for services provided through DVVAP.