Legal Information: Nevada


August 6, 2021

What are the residency requirements for divorce in Nevada?

You can file for divorce at the district court in any county in Nevada where:

  • you live;
  • your spouse lives or can be found;
  • you and your spouse last lived together; or
  • the cause of your divorce happened even if neither you nor your spouse ever lived in Nevada.1

You or your spouse must have lived in Nevada for at least six weeks immediately before you file for divorce. The only exception to this is if the reason for the divorce (the “cause of action”) happened in Nevada while both you and your spouse were living there. In that case, you could have been living there together at any point, not necessarily in the six weeks before filing.1

1 NV ST § 125.020

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