Las Vegas Spousal Support Lawyer

The purpose of spousal support is to ensure that one spouse does not suffer unfair economic consequences as a result of divorce.

Also known as alimony or spousal maintenance, support payments provide financial relief to a spouse so that he or she may continue the standard of living that existed during the marriage in a way that is fair and just.

Either spouse may be entitled to receive alimony or ordered to pay it, depending on the facts of the case. Nevada courts have a good deal of flexibility in awarding spousal support to either party. While the courts will consider actions regarding alimony, a court order may or may not be granted.

At the Law Office of R. Nathan Gibbs, we know which facts are most important in a given situation. It's a careful balancing act based on a thorough financial analysis. We are skilled in constructing alimony settlements, making sure that all factors are reflected in the projections and that support lasts for the appropriate amount of time.

Spousal Support Enforcement

If your spouse is ordered by the court to pay alimony and does not abide by the court order, our law firm can help you petition the court for nonpayment of alimony. The court may then determine that your spouse is in contempt of court. If so, the court can use any of a number of remedies to enforce the order including fines and imprisonment.

As a Las Vegas spousal support lawyer, Nathan Gibbs has years of experience in seeking alimony for clients in need of financial support. Whether you are petitioning for alimony or not receiving the alimony payments you deserve, please contact our law firm for superior help in this matter.

Alimony Laws to Protect the Payor

On the other hand, being stuck with unreasonable support payments can have a devastating effect on your quality of life and future financial health.

A qualified spousal support lawyer on your side can make all the difference when your spouse is pursuing alimony. I will help you protect your rights in these cases, as well as provide strong representation if you are under court order to pay alimony to a former spouse who is financially strong or otherwise no longer in need of support.

Support payments must be established fairly and reasonably from the start, with all factors thoroughly investigated and considered. Having a spousal support order changed at some point down the road can be a difficult process – some alimony orders can be modified in certain cases.

What about Taxes and Spousal Support?

It is important to know that, unlike child support payments, alimony brings tax consequences. The spouse receiving court ordered alimony payments will normally need to claim the payments as income. For the spouse paying alimony, the payments are tax deductible.

This is one of the reasons why the issue of spousal support and support is best addressed with the representation of an experienced Nevada divorce lawyer.

If you have questions, we strongly advise you to contact us about your spousal support issue. Whether you are in need of alimony or if you believe that you are being taken advantage of, the law firm of R. Nathan Gibbs can help you.