Las Vegas Alimony Attorneys
Alimony, also known as spousal support, is the payment that is made from a former spouse to the other spouse following a divorce. Generally, courts use the payment of alimony to equalize the difference in earnings between divorcing spouses.
How does a judge decide whether or not to award alimony?
In Nevada, there is no set formula for deciding whether one spouse will pay alimony to another. In deciding whether to make an award of alimony, judges will consider the following factors:
Length of the marriage
Health of the spouses
Earning capacities of the parties
Spouses’ respective educations
Assets and liabilities of the spouses
Whether the spouse who would pay alimony has obtained greater job skills or education during the marriage
Whether the spouse who would receive such alimony provided financial support while the other spouse obtained job skills or education
Whether the spouse who would pay such alimony has obtained greater job skills or education during the marriage
Whether the spouse who would receive such alimony provided financial support while the other spouse obtained job skills or education.
For what length of time will alimony be paid?
Just like there is no formula to calculate the amount of support, the is no set formula to determine how long alimony will be paid. Usually, a judge will only award alimony for as long as the judge believes it will take the receiving spouse to become self-supporting. Must courts will set a specific deadline for the payment of different types of alimony. However, if the divorce decree did not specify a termination date, the alimony payments must continue until the court orders otherwise, the receiving party remarries or dies.
Why should I hire you for my alimony case?
Our law offices has been handling divorce cases for over fifteen years. We have seen many different requests and alimony awards. We bring a practical and reasonable approach to alimony cases and provide you with sound advice so that you can ensure your rights are protected during your divorce and after divorce. If you think you are receiving too little spousal support, or paying too much, or if settlement obligations aren’t being lived up to, we can help. Call our office today at (702) 433-2889 or fill out our on-line form for more information.