Unlike child support, there is no set formula for spousal support in Nevada, which means that the Court’s decision regarding alimony is discretionary. Legislative guidance is found in NRS 125.150(1), which provides that “the court may award such alimony to the wife or to the husband, in a specified principal sum or as specified periodic payments, as appears just and equitable.” The Nevada Supreme Court has issued many opinions attempting to give some guidance to Judges, establishing a “non-exhaustive” list of factors for Judges to consider. As a result, the amount and duration of spousal support, is extremely subjective and depends on the Judge, as well as the “non-exhaustive” list of factors the Nevada Supreme Court has established.
If you have questions regarding the award, modification, or termination of alimony awards, please contact The Cooley Law Firm at (702) 840-0992. We will give you realistic and reasonable advice taking into consideration the particular facts and circumstances of your case.
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