Las Vegas Alimony / Spousal Support Lawyers
If you or someone you know live in southern Nevada—Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, or Mesquite—and are finishing up divorce or separation proceedings and are deciding on alimony or spousal support, you need to make sure you have the best legal representation you can get to make sure your rights are protected, whichever side of the agreement you are on.
You need The Law.
The Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) cover the issue of Alimony in great detail, NRS 125.150, and have specific guidelines to follow. The court makes the decision with an alimony calculator about spousal support. Such an award can be made in one lump sum or monthly over a specific period of time. We can discuss what might work better for your situation. In most cases community assets will already have been divided. The value of those assets might work for or against whatever support amount you receive. You need expert legal advice like mine. If you discover that your former partner did not fully disclose your community assets while processing your divorce, we can file a motion to recover what you are owed from those assets—but it’s important to note that there are statutes of limitations on how much time we have so you must reach out to me as soon as possible.
If children are involved, our strategy may well change. Spousal support is not the same as child support but you need to be able to take care of your family and yourself. A judge can take some of the partners’ former community assets and assign them to a child. In certain cases this might be a wise move and we can discuss that when you come in for your consultation.
In certain circumstances we can ask a judge to require your former partner to undergo training in order to help them find a job, or make modifications to your support arrangement that fit your specific circumstances. You may be able to get out of paying alimony. Over time, as your economic situation changes, for better or worse, we can also alter the amount of the support with a judge’s permission. If you lose a job in a layoff or firing, for example, and cannot make the agreed amount, we can modify the financial arrangement until you get back on your feet.
If your former partner is retired, you may well be owed a portion of their retirement, whether it’s a pension, 401(k), military, or social security. There are many factors that go into this determination, like the duration of the marriage. You may very well not even know you are owed money from a retirement plan. That is why you need my expert advice. I’ve been advising clients on this type of law for over 30 years. I have seen everything. I will make sure you are treated fairly.
If you are a veteran, especially a disabled veteran, the NRS make specific reference to that situation. I can help you make sure you get the full amount necessary for you to live as comfortable a life as possible. If you are the spouse of a veteran and discover that you have not been properly compensated for your time in the marriage, I can help you get what you deserve.
I have seen almost everything in my 30+ years of family law. I know the tricks former spouses can play. Hire me.