Nevada Alimony / Spousal Support
Nevada alimony, also referred to as spousal support is the amount of money one spouse pays to the other, by court order or through agreement of the parties, for support and maintenance.
Nevada spousal support is intended to preserve the economic status of both parties, as it existed during the marriage. According to NRS 125.150 4. In granting a divorce, the court may also set apart such portion of the husband's separate property for the wife's support, the wife's separate property for the husband's support or the separate property of either spouse for the support of their children as is deemed just and equitable.
Types of Alimony Awarded in Nevada
In Nevada the courts can order one of two types of spousal support
- General Support
- Educaton/Training Support
- The financial condition of each spouse
- The nature and value of the respective property of each spouse
- The contribution of each spouse to any property held by the spouses pursuant to NRS 123.030
- The duration of the marriage
- The income, earning capacity, age and health of each spouse
- The standard of living during the marriage
- The career before the marriage of the spouse who would receive the alimony
- The existence of specialized education or training or the level of marketable skills attained by each spouse during the marriage
- The contribution of either spouse as homemaker
- The award of property granted by the court in the divorce, other than child support and alimony, to the spouse who would receive the alimony
- The physical and mental condition of each party as it relates to the financial condition, health and ability to work of that spouse
- Whether the spouse who would pay such alimony has obtained greater job skills or education during the marriage and
- Whether the spouse who would receive such alimony provided financial support while the other spouse obtained job skills or education
Modification of Alimony in Nevada
Spousal support in Nebraska can be modified if the paying spouse files a motion requesting a reduction in alimony payments based on a change in financial circumstances. Nevada law requires that the spouse must suffer at least a 20 percent reduction in gross monthly income to receive consideration for modification. In addition, the improved circumstances of the receiving spouse can be a cause for alimony modification.
Termination of Nevada Spousal Support
Unless otherwise stated in the court order, Nevada alimony will terminate upon the death of either party or the remarriage of the recipient.
Nevada statutes regarding alimony can be found here: Nevada statutes
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