Nevada Grounds for Divorce

The Complaint for Divorce is the initial document filed with the Nevada court. It is in the document that the filing spouse will request the court to terminate the marriage under certain specified grounds.

A divorce from the bonds of matrimony may be granted by the court for any of the following causes:

No Fault Based Grounds:
1.  Living separate and apart for 1 year without cohabitation ; or 2.  Incompatibility.

Fault Based Grounds:
      1.  Insanity which has existed for a period of at least 2 years. A witness may need to testify for this ground. (Nevada Statutes - Chapter 125 - Sections: 010)

Every divorce case that is filed in the state of Nevada must declare the grounds in which the divorce is to be granted. The grounds for divorce must be substantiated with evidence or testimony otherwise the court may dismiss the case. When you are petitioning the court for a divorce, or agreeing to a divorce, make sure that you completely understand the grounds and any potential legal repercussions. If you would like to learn more about the Nevada grounds, visit the Nevada state statutes located at: