Spousal support is the support one spouse pays to the other pending litigation. Alimony is the payment one spouse makes to another to make up for lost income in a divorce. The amount of alimony you will have to contribute or receive will depend entirely on your unique situation, including, but not limited to, your job, income, age, education, and the length of your marriage. While spouses may agree on the amount of alimony to be paid during negotiations, this matter is left up to a judge if an agreement cannot be made.
In either case, it is important to have the backing of a qualified divorce attorney to help you through the nuances of your case. Naimi & Cerceo Family Law offers legal support services for those determining spousal maintenance or alimony in their divorce. Our attorneys can help you fight against paying alimony based on your current financial situation, or help you seek alimony based on your current income:
- Temporary alimony is alimony received while a divorce case is pending
- Permanent alimony is alimony received after your divorce is finalized for a specific amount of time, possibly the rest of your life
- Rehabilitative alimony is support received to contribute to education or job training so a spouse may learn to support themselves
While alimony can be a relatively straightforward divorce matter, more often than not it is more complicated and involves children, hidden assets, and more. Our attorneys have decades of experience in helping divorcing spouses determine fair and equitable alimony payments. Even if you are committed to reaching a compromise with your spouse instead of leaving your situation in a judge’s hands, it is important to hire an attorney to best represent your case and give you sound legal counsel.
If you’re working out a spousal support or alimony agreement in the Las Vegas area, contact a qualified divorce attorney from Naimi & Cerceo Family Law today. Give our office a call at (702) 901-4800 to get started on your case.