Helping You Understand Alimony Issues
Your financial situation is going to change significantly after your divorce. With immediate and long-term concerns, you want an astute attorney who will guide you in the creation of an alimony plan that gives you the flexibility you need to move forward. At the law offices of Smith Jain Stutzman, we provide individuals throughout the greater Las Vegas area with the resources they need for a fresh start. Creating a plan for spousal support is an important part of your financial future.
How Is Alimony Handled In Nevada?
Unlike child support, there is no formula for alimony in Nevada. The decision of how to award alimony is entirely up to the court. Since the court is the final arbiter in alimony decisions, and court decisions can be unpredictable, we first encourage our clients to negotiate a settlement regarding spousal support. With over four decades of combined family law experience, we know how the courts tend to rule. We will skillfully assist you in negotiating a reasonable alimony plan that protects your financial future and provides fairly for both parties.
If your dispute must be resolved at trial, the court will consider a number of factors, including:
- Length of marriage
- Marketability of skills
- Financial wherewithal
- History of employment
- Homemaker status
In order to develop a fair alimony plan, you must have accurate information about your financial situation and that of your spouse. There are methods to allow discovery when there is a question about disclosure, and a new law penalizing any party who fails to provide full financial disclosure. We can help you use the proper legal means to obtain any and all necessary information.
Contact Us About Your Alimony Needs
The plan you come up with today will have a major impact on your financial future. We will help you consider your options and honestly answer any questions you may have about alimony determinations. We represent clients throughout Nevada from our Henderson law offices. Contact a lawyer today for more information.