Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure

Rule 7. Pleadings Allowed; Form of Motions and Other Papers

(a)       Pleadings. Only these pleadings are allowed:

(1)      a complaint;

(2)      an answer to a complaint;

(3)      an answer to a counterclaim designated as a counterclaim;

(4)      an answer to a crossclaim;

(5)      a third-party complaint;

(6)      an answer to a third-party complaint; and

(7)      if the court orders one, a reply to an answer.

(b)      Motions and Other Papers.

(1)     In General. A request for a court order must be made by motion. The motion must:

(A)      be in writing unless made during a hearing or trial;

(B)      state with particularity the grounds for seeking the order; and

(C)      state the relief sought.

(2)    Form. The rules governing captions, signing, and other matters of form in pleadings apply to motions and other papers.

Advisory Committee Note—2019 Amendment

As used in these rules, “complaint” includes a petition or other document that initiates a civil action.

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