Helping You Obtain Or Modify Spousal Support/Alimony Payments
Alimony, also called spousal support or spousal maintenance, can be awarded during divorce proceedings if there is a difference of incomes between the parties. The goal of alimony is to allow the ex-spouse who is receiving financial support to live a similar lifestyle to that which he or she experienced during the marriage.
If you are concerned about how your divorce is going to affect your ability to sustain your livelihood, reach out to an experienced Las Vegas alimony attorney today at Goldsmith & Guymon. We have over a decade of experience representing divorce and family law clients in alimony proceedings.
General Types Of Spousal Support/Alimony
Alimony can generally be broken down into three separate categories:
- Temporary alimony: Alimony pendente lite is provided for a temporary basis while the divorce is pending, and ends once the divorce is finalized.
- Rehabilitative alimony: This type of alimony is awarded in situations where it is necessary for one spouse to go back to school or obtain other training before he or she can enter the workforce.
- Permanent alimony: Most often, permanent alimony is awarded when the parties have been married for a substantial amount of time and where there is a significant difference of incomes between the parties.
We can help you understand what types of alimony may be available to you. We can also represent individuals who wish to avoid a support obligation.
Steps You Can Take When Facing Difficult Financial Times
If you have lost your job or if your wages have decreased, you may be able to seek a modification of alimony. If your financial situation is more dire than this, we can help you pursue bankruptcy. It is important, however, that you understand that you cannot discharge your alimony obligation through bankruptcy.