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Types of Alimony in Nevada

By Gordon Law Offices  Mar. 14, 2013 10:00a

Alimony, otherwise known as spousal support or maintenance, comes in four varieties in Nevada divorces. It may be ordered to be paid as a lump sum amount but most alimony consists of payments made to the supported spouse on a periodic basis, such as monthly. Temporary alimony may be ordered to be paid while a divorce is pending; this is the only type of Nevada alimony that can occur before a divorce is finalized. Temporary alimony may also be ordered to be paid once a divorce has been finalized, which consists of payments required for a temporary time period set by the court to help get the supported spouse back on his or her feet.

A third type of alimony in Nevada is called "rehabilitative," which means it is intended to help the supported spouse get the education or career training needed to become self-supporting. This type of alimony is often ordered in cases where an individual has foregone necessary education in order to care for children or to help the other spouse through college or training. These support payments may pay for tuition, books, childcare, and expenses related to finding a job or learning a career. The fourth type of Nevada alimony is permanent spousal support, which amounts to the supporting spouse paying the supported spouse for an indefinite time period, which usually ends when the supported spouse either remarries or passes away. Many factors will be considered by the courts to determine whether alimony should be awarded and, if so, what type and for how long.

Divorce Attorney in Las Vegas

Divorce is a difficult process for most people which involves thought and decisions on a number of issues, including alimony, the division of marital property and debts, and child custody, support, and visitation. All of these issues can have an enormous impact on your future. Making educated and informed decisions about these issues is vital. Having skilled legal counsel to ensure that your best interests are represented in the divorce process can make the entire procedure much less stressful.

The Gordon Law Offices, based in Las Vegas, provides immediate, affordable, and aggressive legal representation for those facing the difficulty of divorce and other family law matters. With over 50 years of Nevada law experience, the legal team is fully prepared and capable of assisting you through an uncontested, contested, or collaborative law divorce. The firm offers a free case consultation to prospective clients. Contact their offices or visit their website for information about divorce issues at www.gordon-law-offices.com.

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