Alimony is awarded in a divorce to ensure the spouse who cannot be self-sufficient can maintain a certain standard of living. It may also be awarded when a couple has been married for a considerable amount of time or needs financial help due to a health issue. Generally, alimony ends when the receiving spouse remarries, when the alimony order specifies support will end, or when either party passes away.
Alimony in Nevada
There are many factors a judge will consider when granting alimony.
Here are a few of the factors a judge will consider:
- The standard of living during the marriage
- The career both spouses had before the marriage
- The age of both parties
- The education of both parties
- If either spouse helped further the other’s career
- If the paying spouse will have the ability to pay alimony
Since Nevada is a no-fault divorce state, bad acts are not considered when it comes to granting alimony in a divorce case.
When a judge determines the length of alimony, the length of the marriage will be considered:
- If the marriage lasted between 3 and 20 years, alimony may last half the length of the marriage.
- If the marriage lasted longer than 20 years, permanent alimony will likely be granted.
- For marriages that lasted less than 3 years, alimony is unlikely.
It is also possible for alimony to be modified if there is a substantial (20% or more) change in the income of the paying party. However, this change must be in good faith rather than an attempt by the paying party to reduce alimony payments.
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