Rehabilitative Alimony under NRS 125.210(9)
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In a divorce case, the Court must consider the need to grant alimony to a spouse for the purpose of obtaining training or education relating to a job, career or profession (often called “rehabilitative alimony”). The purpose of rehabilitative alimony is to help the lower income spouse adjust and become self-sufficient. In additional to other factors considered by the court in awarding alimony, when considering whether to award rehabilitative alimony the Court must consider these additional factors:
- Whether the spouse who would pay such alimony has obtained greater job skills or education during the marriage; and
- Whether the spouse who would receive such alimony provided financial support while the other spouse obtained job skills or education.
Our lawyers are experienced in representing both men and women in high income and high net worth divorce cases where the chances of awarding temporary spousal support or alimony are more common. We represent clients throughout Las Vegas and the surrounding areas of Clark County. Call us to schedule a consultation. Learn how alimony might be decided in your case and what you should do early in the case to ensure a more favorable outcome. Call (702) 386-0030 today to discuss your case.
Requirements for Rehabilitative Alimony in Nevada
If the Court decides to award rehabilitative alimony under NV ST 125.210(9) then the court must provide for a certain period of time during which the spouse that will receive the alimony must begin the training or education relating to a job, career or profession.
The Court can order one spouse to pay the other rehabilitative alimony for:
- Testing of the recipient’s skills relating to a job, career or profession;
- Evaluation of the recipient’s abilities and goals relating to a job, career or profession;
- Guidance for the recipient in establishing a specific plan for training or education relating to a job, career or profession;
- Subsidization of an employer’s costs incurred in training the recipient;
- Assisting the recipient to search for a job; or
- Payment of the costs of tuition, books and fees for:
- The equivalent of a high school diploma;
- College courses which are directly applicable to the recipient’s goals for his or her career; or
- Courses of training in skills desirable for employment.
See NV ST 125.210(10).
Finding an Attorney for Rehabilitative Alimony
If you are interested in how the issues of temporary spousal support, alimony or rehabilitative alimony might be decided in your case, then contact an experienced lawyer in Las Vegas, Clark County, NV. The attorneys at Mills & Anderson are experienced in representing clients in a wide variety of family law cases. Call us to discuss your case at (702) 386-0030.