Young and in love, getting married in Las Vegas seemed like a fun, romantic and very cost-effective thing to do for my sister, and her boyfriend at the time, who were both just out of college.
Just a year later, when it became very clear that my sister and her husband were not the right fit for one another, they found themselves looking for a Las Vegas divorce attorney to help guide them through the process. While my sister and her husband had remained very amicable throughout their decision to divorce, and had hoped that they could simply fill out some forms and be done with it, that was very much not the case.
My sister learned that while her marriage was short, she and her husband and accumulated some debt together. Beyond outstanding college loans, they had purchased some major household goods together and everything they had was in both of their names. Even without children to think about, there was still plenty to be divided, determine responsibility for debt, and so many little things that the attorney had thought of that neither my sister or her husband had even considered. With the help of their attorney, they were able to remain civil and worked together to reach an agreement.
For many years, divorce in Las Vegas was rumored to be the gold standard for ease and speed, however, many who have tried to end their marriages there quickly, found out that fast and easy often means issues crop up down the road. For my sister, the cost for the services of a divorce attorney were minimal, and ensured that both my sister and her husband were able to walk away not only as friends, and with equal shares of their physical assets and debts, but that every paper and form necessary had been filled out and filed correctly.