It can be hard to make rational decisions in the moments immediately following
receiving divorce papers. While some couples may see the divorce coming
and have time to prepare, others are served papers without warning. If
you’re on the receiving end of divorce papers, time is extremely
crucial – taking action as soon as possible can help you better
protect your rights. In this blog, our Las Vegas divorce attorney explains
what you should do if you’ve been served divorce papers.
Take Note of Deadlines
Under Nevada law, you have 20 days to respond to divorce papers. You can
file one of three responses: answer to complaint for divorce, answer to
the complaint for divorce and counter claim (with children), and answer
to complaint for divorce and counterclaim (with no children). If both
parties can come to an agreement, a settlement can be filed between the
two and present it to the court. If you and your spouse choose to go this
route, you’ll still want to retain proper representation to ensure
you get what you’re entitled to in the divorce (property division,
child support, alimony).
Gather Financial Information
Individuals filing for divorce in the state of Nevada are required to file
a Financial Disclosure Form. Eventually, at some point during the divorce
process, you and your spouse will need to disclose anything that outlines
your economic situation – saving and checking accounts, investments,
401k plans, and credit card statements will all be looked at during the
divorce. If you suspect that your spouse is hiding assets in an effort
to save them from being divided, you can use the
discovery process to uncover them.
If you’ve recently been served a motion for divorce, you should not
hesitate to call a dedicated Las Vegas divorce lawyer from Leavitt Law
Firm. For more than 25 years, we’ve continuously stood by clients
through every step of the divorce process.
Let us be your legal ally. Call Leavitt Law Firm at (702) 996-6052 or contact
us online to request your free consultation.