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SEPARATE MAINTENANCE PACKETS


DISCLAIMER

The information provided is intended as a courtesy only.  Many family law matters involve complex and valuable legal rights which cannot adequately be protected without the assistance of an attorney.  The information provided is basic, general information that does not fit all situations.  It is the duty of each self-represented individual to know what rules of court and law apply. 

Clark County, the Eighth Judicial District Court, the Self-Help Center, and their employees shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing of this material.

PACKET INSTRUCTIONS

Below are the Self-Help Center's separate maintenance form packets. It is your duty to choose the correct packet.  The Self-Help Center staff is prohibited from instructing customers on which packet to use. 

To choose a packet please read the brief description of each packet.  If you are still unsure of which packet to use, open each packet and read at least the first two pages of the instructions. You may use a packet if all of the statements under the heading "Explanation" apply to your particular situation.  If all of the statements do not apply to your particular situation then that packet is not the correct packet.

All of the packets are in a PDF (Portable Document Format).  In order to view and use the packets you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.1 or higher.  If you do not, you can download it for free by clicking here.

Please be sure to print all pages because missing pages may render your document unacceptable to the courts.

SEPARATE MAINTENACE COMPLAINTS

Complaint for Separate Maintenance - The following forms may be used to start a case for separation if you and your spouse do not have minor children in common.

Complaint for Separate Maintenance (with children) - The following forms may be used to start a case for separation if you and your spouse have minor children in common.

SEPARATE MAINTENANCE ANSWERS

Answer to Complaint for Separate Maintenance - The following forms may be used to respond to a complaint for separation if you only want to respond to the Plaintiff's claims, but you do not want to make your own claims against the Plaintiff.

Answer and Counterclaim to Complaint for Separate Maintenance (with children) - The following forms may be used to respond to a complaint for separation if you want to respond to the Plaintiff's claims, you want to make your own claims against the Plaintiff, and you have children together.

Answer and Counterclaim to Complaint for Separate Maintenance (no children) - The following forms may be used to respond to a complaint for separation if you want to respond to the Plaintiff's claims, you want to make your own claims against the Plaintiff, and you do not have children together.

SEPARATE MAINTENANCE REPLY

Reply to Counterclaim - The following forms may be used to respond to Defendant's counterclaim.

DECREE OF SEPARATE MAINTENANCE – FROM A HEARING OR TRIAL

If you had a hearing or a trial where the judge granted you a separation in Court, you may use the following documents to get your final Decree of Separate Maintenance. Before preparing this Decree, you should get the minutes from your hearing to make sure everything listed in your Decree matches what the judge ordered in Court. Please keep in mind that you are not legally separated until the Decree of Separate Maintenance is signed by the judge and filed with the Clerk's Office.

DECREE OF SEPARATE MAINTENANCE – SUMMARY DISPOSITION (no hearing)

If you want to the judge to sign a final Decree of Separate Maintenance without having a hearing (for example, you are getting a default because the other party did not answer, or you and the other party have agreed to settle the case by signing a Decree of Separate Maintenance together), you may use the following documents to get your final Decree of Separate Maintenance . Please keep in mind that you are not legally separated until the Decree is signed by the judge and filed with the Clerk's Office.

 

 

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