Spousal Support

 

Nevada’s spousal support laws are centered around fairness. The issue of alimony arises in most Las Vegas, Nevada divorce cases. In determining the amount of support to be paid, the Court will consider a variety of factors. The things the Court will look at include:

  • The length of your marriage

  • Whether child support is being paid

  • The job skills of the two spouses

  • The career of each spouse before the marriage

  • Whether any specialized training was acquired by a spouse during the marriage

 

Spousal support occurs in two stages. The Court will typically rule that temporary spousal support must be paid while your case is being completed. Upon completion of your divorce, the Court will enter an Order setting support thereafter. Nevada does not issue support as a permanent solution. While not a rule, alimony in Nevada is typically issued for half the length of your marriage.