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Nevada Divorce Alimony


The Nevada divorce alimony is awarded whenever the court seems it to be just for such a provision. Whether it is the husband or the wife, alimony can be granted to either of the spouses based on the financial resource he or she individually possesses. The Nevada court may adjudge the granting of alimony unless there is written pre-marital agreement regarding any contrary decision made between the two spouses. Generally, the alimony sanctioned by the court is either in the form of lump sum or on a periodical basis. There are certain guidelines that are taken under consideration while the judge decides on the Nevada divorce alimony.

The following are the factors mentioned in the Nevada Statutes of chapter 125 in sections: 150 that influence the laws of divorce alimony in Nevada.
  • The earning capacity of both the spouses. The relative income generated by both the spouses individually is considered by the court while determining divorce alimony.
  • The age and the physical and mental health conditions of the spouses.
  • The length of the marriage life of the couple.
  • The absence from the job market of either of the spouses.
  • The educational background of each of the parties. The academic qualification and the courses pursued for skill development are important parameters for determining Nevada divorce alimony.
  • The amount of properties and assets owned by each of the spouse individually. Even the financial liabilities are taken into account while determining the sum of the alimony that is to be paid to the economically unstable spouse.
  • Another very important factor for awarding of alimony is the degree of need to maintain a standard lifestyle of the alimony seeking spouse.
Based on the need of the spouse asking for alimony the court may determine the form of alimony that would be granted. Rehabilitative type of alimony is mainly awarded to provide the spouse with the opportunity of obtaining educational qualifications and develop marketable skills. The following are the conditions that apply for the sanctioning of alimony.
  • The spouse who is entitled to pay the alimony must achieve a higher degree of qualification or advanced programs on development of skills compared to the one who would be awarded with the alimony.
  • The court also takes into account whether the receiving spouse has financially supported the other spouse who is supposed to pay the alimony during his or her career pursuits.
The alimony can be modified or annulled by the court if either of the spouses moves to the court for further reviewing the structure of the payment in case any substantial change of situation has taken place. The alimony gets automatically cancelled when either of the spouses dies or the recipient remarries.


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