9 Grounds for a Reno Divorce


Postcard from the Reno divorce era, circa 1940s

Reno divorce postcard, circa 1940s (University of Nevada, Reno, Special Collections Library)

On March 20, 1931,
Nevada allowed for 9 legal grounds for a divorce

1. Impotency
2. Adultery
3. Desertion
4. Conviction of a felony
5. Habitual drunkeness
6. Neglect to provide the common necessities of life
7. Insanity
8. Living apart for three years
9. Extreme cruelty entirely mental in nature

The most popular? Mental cruelty



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