Inglewood, CA asked in Divorce for Nevada

Q: Do I qualify for alimony?

I am getting divorced. I will be living on my own for the first time, and due to inflation, I worry I can't afford it. My husband is well-off in terms of money, and I work two jobs and have a side hustle. Even then, one-bedrooms in my city are starting at $1300. I just want to be able to support myself, but I worry with inflation and the rising costs in this country, what my options would be/what I qualify for?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Janice Jacovino
Janice Jacovino
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Licensed in Nevada

A: Alimony is normally a factual analysis.

The court uses several factors to determine if Alimony should be awarded; what amount should be awarded and the time frame it should be awarded for.

Some of the common factors are:

• The emotional, physical and financial condition of the spouses

• The health, education and the ability to work of the spouses

• One spouse’s need for support and other spouse’s ability to pay

• The standard of living during the marriage

• All sources of income and assets available to either party

• The division or award of assets

• The length of the marriage

• The earning power of each spouse

• The overall financial picture

• If one person obtained education or advanced their career during the marriage

• If the parties prioritized one person’s career over the other persons

• If a spouse will need public or government assistance without the support from the other spouse

There is no exact numeric formula for spousal support in Nevada. As such the Court uses the above and other factors to determine if support is warranted and how long the support will be provided

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