Reno Divorce Timeline

Postcard from the Reno divorce era

Reno divorce postcard, circa 1942. Artist Lew Hymers.. (University of Nevada, Reno, Special Collections)

Before March 19, 1931, it wasn’t easy to get a divorce

On March 19, 1931, Nevada made it simple:
Reside anywhere in the State FOR JUST SIX WEEKS!


Residency Requirements for a Divorce in Nevada

1871                              6 months

1914                            12 months

1915                              6 months

1927                              3 months

    1931                             Just 6 weeks!

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