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

Spousal support or maintenance in Nevada can be awarded based on these factors: Additional factors for determining Education/Training Support

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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