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Nevada frequently shows up at the top of lists of states that have the highest divorce rates. Whether that’s because of Nevada’s stressed economy or because of the many marriage-busting adult diversions to be found here, couples have been calling it quits in Nevada since the days of Reno divorce ranches.

So are Nevadans divorcing in greater numbers than the rest of the country and if so, why? And if you’re considering a divorce, what do you need to know before you enter the courtroom?


Julia M. Lewis, coauthor, "The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce"

Wendy Manning, director for the Center for Family and Demographic Research, Bowling Green

Stacy Rocheleau, Las Vegas divorce attorney

Ken Heuer, owner of Accentrick Tint, divorced father

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