There are three types of spousal support under Nevada law. The first two types, temporary and rehabilitative have a termination date or date of event set out in some time in the future. Temporary spousal support is considered maintenance support, and always has a firm termination date. Rehabilitative support is only for the purpose of allowing the receiving spouse to obtain training or education relating to a job or career. Lastly, permanent alimony is alimony awarded by one spouse to another when there is no termination date that is specified by the Court.
Some factors the Court considers when making an alimony award are:
- The financial condition of each spouse
- The nature and value of property of each spouse
- The contribution to the property from each spouse
- Duration of the marriage
- Age, health, income, and earning capacity of each spouse
- The standard of living during the marriage
- The career before the marriage of the spouse who would be awarded alimony
- Presence of specialized training, education, or marketable skills obtained by each spouse during the marriage
- Contributions of each party as a homemaker
- Award of property granted by the Court in the divorce, aside from child support and alimony
- Physical and mental conditions of each spouse in relation to financial considerations, health, and ability to obtain work
There is extensive case law regarding award, modification, and termination of alimony award. It is one of the most subjective questions presented to a court. While moderately reasonable to make a projection of how alimony may be awarded in your case, a knowledgeable attorney must have all of the facts and information to assist the spouse.