If you believe that you have grounds to ask a Nevada court for an annulment, you can file for an annulment of the marriage. There are certain forms you must fill out and file with the court to open an annulment case. You can find instructions and all the forms you need to open an annulment case in this section.
Make sure you understand the basic annulment concepts before filling out any forms. Read through the Annulment Overview sections to learn about the basics of annulment. You may also want to visit the Custody Overview page for an overview of the custody laws in Nevada.
Step 1. Complete the Papers
To open an annulment case, you will need to file all of the forms below:
This form is REQUIRED. This form asks for basic information about you, your spouse, and any children that you and your spouse have together. You are the Plaintiff and your spouse is the Defendant.
This form is REQUIRED. This form tells your spouse that you have filed for an annulment. The form also tells your spouse that he or she must file a response within 20 days, or a default may be entered against them.
Complaint for Annulment
This form is REQUIRED. This form tells the judge and your spouse the grounds you are alleging to get an annulment, and what you want out of the annulment. You are the Plaintiff and your spouse is the Defendant. You will check boxes and fill in blanks to tell the judge and your spouse things like:
- The reasons you are asking for an annulment (be sure to review the Grounds for Annulment to understand the legal reasons a court may grant an annulment);
- What kind of child custody / visitation schedule you would like (if there are children);
- How much child support should be ordered (if there are children);
- If you want to have a former name restored;
- If the annulment is denied, whether you would like the judge to grant you a divorce instead. NOTE: If a divorce is granted instead, you can make requests regarding dividing any property and debts, and whether alimony should be awarded (property issues like these are not addressed in the event of an annulment).
Be sure to fill out all of the sections. If you leave something blank, the judge will not know what you are asking for, and it may slow down your case.
Step 2. File the Papers
After you fill out the papers above, you will need to file them with the district court in your county. Visit Find My Court if you are not sure where your local district court is located.
The court will charge you a filing fee to file your papers. The fee is different in every county. Find out from your local court what the filing fee will be.
If you cannot afford the filing fee, please see Filing Fees and Waivers to find out how to ask the court to waive the fee.
Next Step: Serve the Defendant
After you complete the steps on this page, a copy of the summons and complaint (and anything else you filed) must be hand-delivered to your spouse (the “Defendant”). The Court does not serve the papers for you. It is up to YOU to make sure your spouse gets served after you file for an annulment. After you have completed the steps on this page, learn all about how to have your spouse served by visiting the How to Serve the Annulment Papers the Annulment Papers page.
The Court does not serve the papers for you. If you do not make sure the Defendant is properly served, your case could be dismissed.