Attorney Experienced in Complex Spousal Support Issues
At The Bach Law Firm, LLC, located in Las Vegas, we work with either women or men in divorce proceedings. Spousal support, sometimes referred to as alimony, is an amount of money that is paid to one spouse to support the other spouse after or during a divorce. Spousal support is a legal area in which the court has a huge amount of discretion. Therefore, you need guidance from an experienced attorney to determine whether how much, if any, and for how long spousal maintenance is appropriate.
Spousal Support Considerations
In determining spousal support, courts will consider factors such as:
- The length of the marriage
- Employment history of both spouses
- Age and health of the spouses
- Employment potential and ability to work of each spouse
- The existence of any premarital agreement
In Nevada, nearly all spousal support agreements are reached outside of the court room. This is because most couples do not want to leave an important financial matter such as spousal support up to a judge’s discretion. Our lawyers can help you reach an agreement regarding temporary spousal support to be paid during the divorce proceedings, and permanent spousal support.
However, there are times when the other side is unreasonable and will not agree to appropriate spousal maintenance arrangements. In those situations, we will argue the issue of spousal support in court. We are not scared of litigation and we prepare every case as if is going to court. This detailed preparation allows us to be ready for all types of situations and allows us to effectively negotiate on our client’s behalf.
We are complex litigation attorneys and are accustomed to preparing custom documents. We have seen many different types of spousal support agreements. One couple may opt for a one-time-only payment, while another opts for a guaranteed alimony for life, and a third has a decreasing amount which ends if the other party re-marries. Whatever your situation, we will find a spousal support arrangement that works for you.