Different types of Alimony/Spousal support
- Temporary spousal support – awarded to a party during a divorce proceeding
- Lump sum alimony – one lump sum award provided to a spouse upon divorce
- Periodic alimony – alimony payments made at certain periods of time, generally monthly payments, which end after a specified period of time
- Rehabilitative alimony – payments made for a spouse to obtain training or education
- Permanent alimony – alimony payments without any termination date (usually only terminates upon the death of a party or remarriage of the recipient spouse)
In the State of Nevada
In Nevada, the family court is authorized to award alimony, also referred to as spousal support. The court is authorized to award temporary alimony to be paid by one spouse to the other spouse while the divorce litigation is pending. The court is also authorized to award alimony at the conclusion of the divorce litigation. In Nevada, alimony automatically terminates at the death of either party or the subsequent remarriage of the party receiving alimony, unless otherwise ordered by the court.
What factors contribute into calculating
Alimony or Spousal Support?
The determination to award alimony is based largely on the specific facts and evidence presented to the court in each divorce case. Also, the amount of alimony awarded is largely based on these facts and evidence:
- The financial condition of each spouse;
- The nature and value of the respective property of each spouse;
- The contribution of each spouse to any property held by the spouse;
- The duration of the marriage;
- The income, earning capacity, age and health of each spouse;
- The standard of living during the marriage;
- The career before the marriage of the spouse who would receive the alimony;
- The education or training attained by each spouse during the marriage;
- The contribution of either spouse as homemaker;
- The award of property granted by the court in the divorce; and
- The physical and mental condition of each party and his/her ability to work.
Therefore, when alimony is an issue in a divorce case in Nevada, it is important for a party to be represented by experienced and knowledgeable legal counsel.
—Jay H., client
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