Getting a Las Vegas Marriage Annulled
9 Steps We Take to Get a Las Vegas Marriage Annulled
Were you married in Las Vegas, or elsewhere in Nevada? You might be eligible to file an annulment in Nevada even if you don’t reside here. There is no residency requirement for annulments of marriages performed anywhere in Nevada. We have been filing annulments in Nevada for more than 25 years and have the experience needed to get even older-marriage annulments, or tougher annulments, granted.
Here are the 9 steps we would take to obtain a Nevada annulment for you:
- We determine if you are eligible for an annulment in Nevada:
* You are eligible to file an annulment in Nevada if you were married here, or if you are a current Nevada resident.
* You also need a valid reason as per Nevada Statutes. Do any of these apply to you? If so, we can now move forward.
2. Once we have determined that you are eligible to file and that you have a grounds for annulment as per Nevada statutes, we’ll ask you to complete and submit this simple online annulment case intake form. Alternatively, if your situation is simple enough, our case intake paralegal can take your case in over the phone. Or if you live in Las Vegas, you can come to our office to get things started.
3. We email your annulment documents to you in 24 hours or less to review unless some information is missing.
4. If no changes are needed, you will print them, take them to a notary to sign, then ship the originals to us. We send you explicit, easy-to-understand instructions along with the documents. If you live in Las Vegas, you can come to our office to get notarized instead.
5. Once we have your signed and notarized annulment documents, the attorney reviews them again and signs them.
6. We then file your annulment in the appropriate court for your type of annulment case.
7. The judge typically makes a decision within a few days to about four weeks. The exact amount of time depends highly on how busy the court itself is at the time your case is filed, as well as on how busy the judge to whom your case was assigned happens to be at that time.
8. Once your annulment is granted, we email the final regular decree to you.
9. If you requested a certified decree, as most people do (we recommend you request at least one) it will be shipped to you via Priority Mail with a tracking number. You can expect to receive it two to four weeks after you have received the regular decree by email.
There is no need for you to return to Las Vegas to get your annulment started. The only reason you might have to come to Las Vegas to annul a Las Vegas marriage is if your spouse contests the annulment after the case has been filed and the judge has set a trial date. This is extremely rare in our experience. The attorney fully represents you in court and for a typical annulment, there is no need at all for you to come to Las Vegas to annul your marriage.
If the other party is not contesting the annulment, but the judge requests a hearing anyway (average case has a 10% chance of this happening), you simply appear over the phone while the attorney is in the courtroom.
Of course, you can come to Nevada to handle the whole process in person, but this isn’t required or needed at all. We have successfully represented clients from as far away as China, India, multiple countries in Europe, Myanmar, and more. None of these clients ever came to Las Vegas for their annulments.
Ready to file? Read all the information on procedure and cost here