Las Vegas Spousal Support & Alimony Attorney
When you get legally married, you make many promises to your spouse, some of which you are also bound to follow under Nevada law. One of these is the promise to financially support your spouse, and this obligation can outlive your marriage in the form of spousal support and alimony. Whether spousal support and alimony are issues in your divorce depends on several factors, all focused on whether financial support is necessary for both spouses to maintain a certain standard of living during and after divorce. At Ghandi Deeter Blackham Law Offices, our Las Vegas alimony lawyers can help you achieve a fair spousal support arrangement that reflects your needs and resources now and into the future.
Types of Spousal Support & Alimony in Nevada
Nevada law recognizes three types of alimony. Temporary maintenance, called spousal support, is financial support that is awarded and paid to a spouse during divorce proceedings and prior to a Judgment of Divorce being entered. Next is rehabilitative alimony, which requires a spouse to pay toward the training or education of the other spouse. Rehabilitative alimony is generally intended for spouses who have been homemakers and require further education or training to enter the workforce. Finally, periodic or permanent alimony is awarded once a divorce is final and is typically awarded in the form of monthly payments. With permanent alimony, the paying spouse is required to make payments to the other spouse for an indefinite time.
How Nevada Courts Determine Spousal Support & Alimony
In determining the availability of spousal support and alimony, Nevada courts consider the financial condition of each spouse, the length of the marriage, the couple’s standard of living during the marriage, and each spouse’s pre-marriage career. If you are seeking spousal support and/or alimony or wondering how much spousal support and/or alimony you will be required to pay, it’s important to understand how these factors apply to the circumstances of your marriage and divorce. A Las Vegas alimony lawyer from our firm can predict with accuracy how much spousal support and/or alimony a Nevada court is likely to award in your case and aggressively assert your interests to sway that outcome in your favor.
Speak with Our Experienced Las Vegas Alimony Attorneys
If you have questions or concerns about spousal support and alimony in your Nevada divorce case, please contact Ghandi Deeter Blackham Law Offices in Las Vegas. Our lawyers represent clients throughout the Las Vegas-Henderson area, providing sound legal guidance and representation through divorce and all its accompanying issues.