Alimony Attorneys in Reno, NV
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Alimony is a financial support payment from one spouse to another. It is awarded in cases where there’s been a separation agreement or divorce decree that requires alimony payments. It can also be awarded if the court determines that it’s necessary for one spouse to continue paying alimony in Nevada even when there was no such written agreement. The process begins with a consultation at our office where we’ll discuss your situation and come up with some options for resolving any issues related to spousal maintenance. Our Reno alimony attorneys are committed to helping our clients through the divorce, custody, and support process.
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What is alimony?
Alimony is a financial distribution that one spouse pays to the other during or after divorce. It’s typically awarded to spouses who have been dependent on their ex-spouse for financial support. The court determines whether alimony should be granted and how much each side should receive based on the specifics of your case and Nevada law. The purpose of alimony is to help a lower-earning spouse maintain a standard of living comparable to that enjoyed during the marriage. If you’re considering a divorce or have been served with divorce papers, get in touch with the experienced Reno family law attorneys at Carlson & Work.
What if my spouse and I agree to an alimony arrangement?
- The judge will not make the decision for the parties if the two parties agree to an alimony plan.
- Your arrangement should be reflected in the court order. Without the parties’ written agreement or a court order, the other party can discontinue payments at any time.
What if my spouse disagrees with me about alimony?
If your spouse doesn’t agree to you spousal support request, you can ask the court to decide. The Court will review relevant factors by both parties and make an alimony decision that seems just and proper.
What can I do if my former spouse is behind in alimony payments?
If your former spouse is no longer making their court ordered alimony payments you’ll want to find out why. Did your spouse experience a reduced income due to job loss or illness? If this is the case, you may consider a new agreement between the two of you until your former spouse is working again. However, this is not always the case. The paying spouse may stop paying altogether without reason. Your spouse should know you’re prepared to go to court again if they are not following your alimony agreement. Consider hiring a family law and alimony attorney to ensure your rights are fully protected.
How can alimony payments be changed after the divorce?
Alimony may be modified after the divorce should there be a change in circumstances. The party seeking the change must file for the modification through the Court.
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If you are considering a divorce or have been served with divorce papers, get in touch with the experienced Reno family law attorneys at Carlson & Work. We can help you understand alimony and fight for your rights. Carlson & Work proudly serves clients in Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Douglas County and Washoe County.