To file for divorce in Nevada, one of the parties must have been a resident of the state for at least 6 weeks preceding the commencement of the action.
A divorce in Nevada may be obtained for any of the following causes:
In granting a divorce, the court shall make an equal disposition of the community property of the parties, except that the court may make an unequal disposition of the community property in such proportions as it deems just if the court finds a compelling reason to do so and sets forth in writing the reasons for making the unequal disposition.
In granting a divorce, the court may also set apart such portion of the husband's separate property for the wife's support, the wife's separate property for the husband's support or the separate property of either spouse for the support of their children as is deemed just and equitable.
In granting a divorce, the court may award alimony to the wife or to the husband, in a specified principal sum or as specified periodic payments, as appears just and equitable In addition to any other factors the court considers relevant in determining whether to award alimony and the amount of such an award, the court shall consider:
In determining custody of a minor child, the sole consideration of the court is the best interest of the child. The courts may grant joint custody and no preference is given to either parent for the sole reason that the parent is the mother or the father of the child. In determining the best interest of the child, the court shall consider among other things:
Child support in Nevada is determined by use of a formula. Parties can agree to the amount of child support as long as it is consistent with the state guidelines and any deviation from the formula is fair and justified. Income for the purpose of calculating child support includes, but is not limited to: wages, salaries, bonuses, and commissions; any money from which support may be withheld; any other money due as a pension, unemployment compensation, a benefit of disability or retirement, or as a return of contributions and interest; and any compensation of an independent contractor.