Nevada law provides little guidance about who is entitled to receive alimony and how alimony should be calculated. In fact, there is no specific statutory formula that provides for a dollar amount to be paid.
Under the current law, the Judge in your case will ultimately decide whether alimony is appropriate, how much a spouse is entitled to receive, and how long a spouse must pay it for. Generally speaking, alimony is awarded in cases where there exists a substantial disparity in the income levels of the parties. The Judge will apply several factors to analyze whether alimony is appropriate. Those factors can include the age of the payor and/or the recipient, education or training received during the marriage, contributions to the family unit made during the marriage, and each party’s share of the community assets received through the divorce process.