The information provided is intended as a courtesy only. Many family law matters
involve complex and valuable legal rights which cannot adequately be protected without
the assistance of an attorney. The information provided is basic, general information that
does not fit all situations. It is the duty of each self-represented individual to know what
rules of court and law apply.
Elko County, the Fourth Judicial District Court, the Clerks Office, and their employees
shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for direct, indirect, special, or
consequential damages in connection with the furnishing of this material. Employees of
the Court and the Clerks Office CANNOT and WILL NOT provide legal advice.
A spouse may obtain a divorce in Nevada if that spouse has a statutory ground for
divorce and has lived in Nevada for at least six weeks prior to filing.
There are three main statutory grounds for divorce: (1) Incompatibility, (2) Insanity for
two years prior to the action, and (3) Spouses living separate and apart for more than one