Videos Now Available for Family Law
In partnershp with Vegas PBS and the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, we have videos available in the following family law topics:
Family Law Ask-A-Lawyer Program
Due to the success of this program, new procedures have been implemented. Click here for details.
In conjunction with the Family Court Self-Help Center and Nevada Legal Services, Legal Aid Center provides self-help assistance to unrepresented parties in the Family Court. This program provides individuals a 15 minute free consultation with an attorney. The program is held every Thursday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Self-Help Center in the back of the Family Court.
How do you end a marriage in Nevada?
Various procedures may be used to end a marriage that breaks down, including annulment, separation and divorce.
Guidelines for Doing Your Own Divorce in Clark County
Step 1: Get The Divorce Packet
Go to the Self-Help Center at Family Court, located at 601 North Pecos Road, Las Vegas (corner of Pecos and Bonanza). To determine which packet you need, you should answer the following questions:
- Do you and your spouse own any community property or owe any community debts (see definitions)?
- Do you have minor children with your spouse?
How to Prepare for a Trial or Hearing
Do you need a lawyer?
Preparing for and participating at a trial or hearing can be a complicated process: this memorandum gives a few suggestions but it cannot begin to describe all of the rules and procedures you are required to follow in court. If you can afford to have a lawyer represent you, you should get one. The Nevada State Bar Association sponsors a Lawyer Referral Service that may be reached at 382-0504, or you may look in the yellow pages, under "Attorneys". It is also a good idea to ask friends or relatives for their recommendation on attorneys. Another possibility is to pay an attorney for a consultation about your hearing or trial, or to hire a lawyer just to appear with you at the hearing or trial. This type of limited representation is referred to as an "unbundled legal service". The Family Court Self-Help Center has binders that contain information on attorneys who practice family law in Clark County. The information pages also indicate which attorneys offer "unbundled services", take credit cards, or accept payment plans, etc.
Checklist for Plaintiff in Divorce Case
If you have started a lawsuit to end a marriage, you are the Plaintiff. The checklist below will help you through the legal process.
Checklist for Defendant in Divorce Case
If you have been served with a lawsuit to end a marriage, you are the Defendant. The checklist below will help you through the legal process.