Divorce can significantly affect the parting spouses’ finances and one spouse may have to pay the other alimony. Alimony or spousal support is a required payment that one spouse must make to the other. Spousal support is not guaranteed in Las Vegas. The court determines the appropriate amount and whether or not it spousal support is necessary. Typically the spouse with the larger income pays the other, but income is not the only factor involved. Often times, if one spouse is a stay at home parent and doesn’t have as much experience in the workforce spousal support may be required. The Miley Law firm Las Vegas family attorneys are there to help you navigate the alimony process.
There are different types of spousal support. Temporary maintenance is where the court may order one spouse to make payments to the other during the divorce process. Temporary maintenance is paid in installments. Temporary alimony is where one spouse must make payments to the other for a certain amount of time until the divorce is final. Permanent alimony decrees that one spouse must make payments to another until that spouse passes away or re-marries. Rehabilitative alimony is where a spouse must provide financial support while the other goes to school or receives career training. Alimony is paid in installments or as a lump sum. If the paying spouse is old or extremely ill the judge may consider making that spouse pay a lump sum.
If you are looking for Las Vegas family attorney, you can feel confident the experienced professionals at Miely Law Firm. If you have any questions regarding family law in Las Vegas or the divorce process please call the Miley Las Office of Las Vegas for a free consultation at 702-942-0600.