Sometimes called spousal support or spousal maintenance, alimony is money paid by one spouse to the other after a divorce or legal separation. There is no standard formula for determining whether or how much alimony is paid, as there is for child support. Spousal support is decided on a case-by-case basis.
What Factors Into the Alimony DecisionThe court considers a number of factors in the decision regarding alimony, including the length of the marriage, the ages of the two parties, their financial need, education level, employment prospects, relative earning capacity and ability to pay.
Spousal support may be awarded on a temporary basis while the divorce is pending. In addition, rehabilitative alimony may be awarded temporarily while the recipient looks for a job or obtains the training he or she may need to secure employment.
This is one of the most litigated areas in all of family law. There are no specific statutes or formulas to guide us — just a litany of cases handed down by the Nevada Supreme Court. Since alimony is a common subject of dispute, it is important that your attorney has the skills and experience required to take the case to court, should that become necessary. Bellon Law Group always tries to resolve disputed issues through negotiation or mediation. However, should it become necessary, they will take your case to trial to ensure your future financial stability.
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If you need a divorce lawyer who has the ability to competently handle your case, no matter how complex, contact the Bellon Law Group in Las Vegas. Call 702-452-6299 or e-mail the firm to arrange a consultation and case evaluation. The Bellon Law Group also represents clients seeking a post-divorce modification of alimony due to a change in circumstances.