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Advocating for a Fair Spousal Support Order

Alimony is a subject that often causes discord in an otherwise peaceful divorce. The receiving spouse may want more, while the paying spouse is unwilling to pay more than a certain amount. At Law Practice, Ltd., our alimony attorneys in Las Vegas look out for the best interests of our clients. While our Vegas alimony attorneys attempt to reach an agreement through mediation, we are ready to pursue litigation when necessary.

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When Does a Judge Consider Granting Alimony?

During a Nevada divorce, agreements are often made in terms of child support and alimony. Child support is an ongoing, periodic payment made by a parent for the financial benefit of a child following the end of a marriage or other relationship. Alimony in Nevada is a pre-determined sum set by the court awarded to a spouse before or after marital separation or divorce. A judge may award alimony:

  • When there is a disparity in income between the parties
  • When the couple has been married or in a domestic partnership for a long period of time
  • When a spouse needs financial support because of a health issue
  • When a spouse needs retraining to get back into the workforce

Alimony can be made as a one-time payment or monthly payments. Monthly payments are most common, but a court has the ability to choose what payment schedule they find most appropriate.

Calculating Alimony in Nevada

Unlike child support, there is not a set formula or calculation for alimony. The process of awarding spousal support is more subjective, and the judge will order an award if spouses cannot agree. Spousal support can either be rehabilitative or permanent. Our Las Vegas alimony lawyers can help with this process. Rehabilitative support is awarded to give the lower-income spouse time to get the education or training they need to increase their earning potential.

When awarding alimony in Nevada, judges may consider:

  • Each spouse’s income and earning capacity
  • The length of the marriage
  • The marital standard of living
  • Each spouse’s education level
  • Either spouse’s contributions as a homemaker or raising children

The duration of alimony will be determined by a judge. If rehabilitative alimony is awarded, the court will set a time limit. For permanent alimony, support will terminate if the spouse receiving alimony remarries or either spouse dies. Alimony can be awarded as monthly payments or as a one-time payout depending on the situation.

Contact Our Las Vegas Spousal Support Lawyers

Our Nevada- based alimony attorneys have decades of experience representing clients in complex and emotionally charged divorces. Our alimony lawyers in Las Vegas will strive to help you negotiate a satisfactory alimony order. You can count on us to advocate on your behalf and provide the counsel you need to make informed decisions.

Call (702) 899-2875 to schedule an appointment to discuss your alimony dispute with a Las Vegas spousal support lawyer. 


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    "My name is Ann E. Kolber and I am the founding member of Law Practice, Ltd. I have more than 30 years of legal and business experience and have developed extensive litigation skills over the course of my career. I pride myself in my ability to successfully negotiate the resolution of disputes whenever possible. I practice family law , focusing on high conflict custody matters, complex divorce litigation, uncontested proceedings and settlements, and pre- and post-marital agreements . I find great ..."

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    "Crystal has lived in Las Vegas since 1973. She is a Las Vegas High (original downtown campus) graduate and earned a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Accounting from the University of Nevada Reno. Crystal returned to Las Vegas after college and worked for 25 years in the gaming industry with the last 16 years at Boyd Gaming as their Corporate Controller. In 2012, Crystal made a career switch and completed the UNLV Paralegal Certificate program. She has since worked for several family law firms ..."

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