In Nevada the support payments (if any) can certainly influence how the marital property distribution is awarded, which is why it can become a very intricate part of the final outcome of any divorce. Keeping this in mind, if you and your spouse are unable to reach an agreement on this issue, the Court will order support from one spouse to the other on a case-by-case basis as follows and will consider:
1. The respective merits of the spouses;
2. The post divorce financial condition of each spouse;
3. Which spouse actually acquired the property being used for support; and
4. The need to grant alimony to a spouse for the purpose of obtaining training or education relating to a job, career or profession.
Furthermore, the court may also consider: (a) Whether the spouse who would pay such alimony has obtained greater job skills or education during the marriage; and (b) Whether the spouse who would receive such alimony provided financial support while the other spouse obtained job skills or education.
Factors affecting determination of Spousal Support levels include:
• Length of the marriage
• Health of the spouses
• Earning capacities of the parties
• Recent or extended unemployment for one of the spouses
• Spouses’ respective educations
• Assets and liabilities of the spouses
If you think you are receiving too little spousal support, or paying too much, or if settlement obligations aren’t being lived up to, we can help. Call the Las Vegas Family Law Attorney at Rosenblum Law office today!