Nevada Spousal Support and Alimony

Nevada’s alimony or spousal support laws are set up to ensure that a party receives the assistance they need. Nevada Courts have the authority to enter temporary spousal support awards while the case is pending or at the completion of the case. Spousal support is paid by one party, normally the higher wage earner,  for the benefit of the other spouses. Determining what amount of spousal support, you may receive, or that you may be required to pay, is a crucial matter to consider with a divorce or separation.

When deciding whether to award spousal support, the Court will consider the following factors:

  • 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 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. Jacovino Law office is happy to discuss and answer question regarding spousal support If you have any question or would like our help please contact us at (702) 776-7179 or schedule a consultation online at