Las Vegas Alimony Attorney

A major concern for spouses facing divorce is alimony. How much will I have to pay? How much will I receive?

Although it is never a punitive measure, alimony can be perceived as such and may evolve into a hard fought, costly factor in your divorce. This is especially true if it proceeds to trial. If alimony will be a condition of settlement in your divorce, talk to Nevada alimony attorney Nathan Gibbs.

Why an Alimony Attorney is Important

Nevada statutes governing alimony and/or spousal support provide minimal guidance as to when alimony is merited, or how much should be paid. An accomplished alimony attorney is essential for implementing a realistic approach to spousal support in each couple’s situation. There is no magic number in these cases.

Alimony judgments are very fact driven and are determined on a case by case basis. Unlike child support, alimony is not dependent upon Nevada guidelines for calculating the amount of support payments. The questions of (1) whether alimony will be awarded, (2) the amount of the payments and (3) the length of time alimony should be paid are largely dependent upon the financial circumstances of the spouses.

As your alimony attorney, I will see to it that the facts needed to support your case for fair and just alimony are presented to the court in the best manner possible.

Types of Alimony in Nevada

Temporary Alimony during Divorce Proceedings

The onset of divorce proceedings can cause extreme hardship in many cases. Now that you and your spouse are apart, you may need financial help long before a divorce reaches finalization.

To remedy this, Nevada courts may arrange for your spouse to make temporary support payments to you during the divorce process. This is called Support and Cost of Suit during Pendency of Action. As your alimony attorney, I will help you make a determination as to whether or not this is appropriate for your circumstances, and if so, file a request with the Court to advocate for this needed financial assistance in your time of need.

Alimony Awarded Post-Divorce

Alimony payments may be ordered as a lump sum or scheduled as periodic payments over a set period of time with a fixed termination date. The court may also allocate separate property of the husband or wife as part of the other spouse’s support.

Rehabilitative alimony may be awarded to provide financial support to a spouse while he or she attends school or pursues training in an effort to become financially self supporting.

Permanent alimony is less common. This is an ongoing payment that is meant to provide for the recipient spouse.  For example, permanent alimony might be awarded when a couple has been married for many years and one spouse was primarily devoted to raising the children and housekeeping, and therefore has no solid source of income.

In Nevada, alimony is not mandatory.

Either spouse in a divorce case can request an award of alimony. A couple can agree to alimony in a marital agreement on their own or through mediation. This agreement then becomes part of the divorce proceedings. As your alimony attorney, I will do all I can to help you find resolution through mediation or negotiation.

If the request for alimony is contested, the court will determine whether spousal support is warranted and the conditions of payments. In contested cases, the court will consider many factors including:

  • How long the couple has been married
  • Whether the spouse is in need of alimony
  • The value of each spouse’s property
  • The standard of living during the marriage
  • The paying spouse’s ability to pay alimony/spousal support
  • The income level and earning potential of each spouse
  • Whether a spouse has been out of the workforce for a long time
  • Each spouse’s age and physical and mental health situation

Contact Nevada Alimony Attorney Nathan Gibbs

We will work closely with you to explain your options and ensure that you receive reliable legal information that will protect you financially. Call us today at 702-471-7454.

As your alimony attorney, I will apply my experience and knowledge of the Nevada alimony laws and court process to seek or oppose spousal support on your behalf. Whenever a resolution cannot be reached, I will be fully prepared to proceed to trial to vigorously fight for your fair alimony adjudication.

Our law firm handles both sides of alimony / spousal support cases. No matter what side of the issue you are on, we will provide you with the strongest legal counsel possible.