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Determining & Modifying Spousal Support in Nevada

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is a common court order for divorcing couples who had long marriages. The purpose of alimony is to financially support a spouse who would not be able to live the same standard of living they had when married after the separation. Many factors play into this, including the financial status of both spouses, employment or eligibility for employment, and asset division from the divorce, among many other things.

Whether you believe it is likely you will have to pay alimony, receive it, or want to make an amendment to an existing arrangement, our Reno alimony lawyer can help.

We are committed to helping out clients get what they need for a successful life after divorce.

How Does Alimony Work?

Alimony is usually paid to the receiving spouse once a month. In some cases, however, only a one-time payment is made to provide the receiving spouse with a buffer while they find employment or other extenuating circumstances. There are four types of alimony in Nevada, each of which set specifications for how long and how often payments need to be made.

  • Temporary Maintenance – This type of alimony is unique in that it is the only one made before a divorce is final. Payments are made to the supported spouse during divorce proceedings. This is a common order in lengthy divorces with significant assets to divide.
  • Rehabilitative Alimony – If a spouse has been out of work for a long time, they may need to return to school or receive job training. Rehabilitative alimony is intended to support these spouses through their training and education.
  • Temporary Alimony – A short-term alimony arrangement ordered once a divorce is finalized. How long these payments last vary, but amendments to the arrangement can be made based on changes in one spouse’s circumstances.
  • Permanent Alimony – This type of alimony has become rarer in recent years. It is most often instituted when one spouse will be unable to work or if it is unlikely they will ever reach the same standard of living on their own. These payments only cease once the receiving spouse passes on or remarries.

The amount paid in alimony varies depending on income, assets, debt, and other circumstances. There are no set rules for determining the amount of money paid in alimony, which is why you need a skilled attorney on your side fighting for your best interests.

We Fight for Fair Treatment

Alimony is one of the factors that can make divorce more complicated. Even spouses who strive to end marriages amicably often find themselves in heated arguments regarding alimony. At Kelli Anne Viloria, we take the time to learn about our clients and their concerns about the future. Once we know what you need, we fight aggressively to make sure you get it.

Call (775) 476-5642 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our Reno alimony attorney. We serve clients in Sparks, Carson City, Incline Village, North Valleys, Sun Valley, Fallon, Fernley, Washoe County, Carson City County, Douglas County and across northern Nevada.

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